Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 week ago

Gregerson notched his ninth save with a perfect inning of work against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After he blew Tuesday's save -- the third time out of four that Gregerson had failed to hold a one-run lead -- it was nice to see the righty get back out there and polish off the South Siders. Gregerson's hit some bumps in the road recently, but he still has a fairly firm grip on the Astros' closing job.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 week ago

Gregerson gave up a run on three hits in his third blown save Tuesday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gregerson has now blown consecutive saves including three of his last four. He had saved seven consecutive games to open the season, but with the slip, he now has a 4.08 ERA and just a 72.7 percent conversion rate. Gregerson is lucky Ken Giles (6.89 ERA) has been so awful this year or his closer job might be in serious jeopardy.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 weeks ago

Gregerson suffered his first blown save of the season Wednesday, allowing a run on two hits in the ninth inning against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Facing the heart of the Cleveland lineup, Gregerson retired Francisco Lindor on a grounder before allowing a double to Mike Napoli and an RBI triple to Carlos Santana. With a runner on third, the veteran reliever escaped any further damage by keeping the ball in the infield, inducing ground balls off the bats of Marlon Byrd and Yan Gomes. Gregerson ranks 12th in the AL with seven saves, but figures to hold a decent leash on the Astros' closer role with Ken Giles working to rebound from his early season struggles.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Gregerson induced three ground balls Friday to shut the door on the Mariners and record his seventh save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After allowing three runs in a non-save situation Thursday, Gregerson responded by retiring the Mariners in the ninth on six pitches. He allowed a single to Kyle Seager, but he was quickly erased on a double play to end the game. Gregerson has converted all seven of his save chances and owns a 3.46 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 13 innings.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Gregerson (0-1) got the call in a tie game Thursday against Seattle, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in an inning of work and suffering the loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Astros brought him into the game in one of those dreaded non-save situations, and Gregerson struggled through it as closers so often do. Still, the veteran righty has been a stabilizing force as the closer in Houston since last season and has yet to blow a save this year, so his job remains safe.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Gregerson struck out one in a perfect ninth to close out the Twins for his sixth save Tuesday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gregerson is a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities and has yet to allow a run in a save situation. He has now struck out a batter in four straight appearances to give him eight strikeouts to go with his 1.64 ERA.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Gregerson pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the A's to earn his fifth save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gregerson threw only 14 pitches (nine for strikes) to retire the side in order, including a strikeout of Marcus Semien. Save opportunities have been limited for the veteran right-hander since Houston has only won eight games, but he's a perfect 5-for-5 in the chances he's had thus far.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 month ago

Gregerson earned his fourth save with a perfect ninth inning while striking out one Sunday against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gregerson was only given a one-run lead to protect against a dangerous Tigers offense, but he made short work of them to close out the win. He's yet to give up a run in five innings of work while allowing only three runners to reach base, and it would seem his hold on the closer job is getting stronger by the day.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 1 month ago

Gregerson tallied his third save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 31-year-old closer picked up his third save over his last four appearances, needing only five pitches to dispose of three Tigers in the final frame of the shutout victory. Gregerson has given up only one hit over four innings of work in 2016, but Friday's outing was his most efficient to date.

Luke Gregerson RP HOU 2 months ago

Gregerson picked up his second save of the season in Saturday's win against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After getting two quick outs, the right-handed veteran allowed a single and walk before managing to shut the door by getting a groundout. This sequence would be no big deal for most closers, but Gregerson has little room for error if he wants to keep his job. The Astros went out and acquired Ken Giles from Philadelphia in the offseason to shore up the back of the bullpen, and it seems inevitable that Giles will eventually assume the closers' job while Gregerson would be given the set-up role. Going forward, the 31-year-old will need to have cleaner outings than he did Saturday