Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
6 days ago

Gregerson struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson has allowed two runs while striking out 15 over his last 10 innings. An out-of-sync stretch earlier this season prompted manager A.J. Hinch to replace him with Will Harris and Chris Devenski as the main setup and high-leverage relievers, but Gregerson has been slowly earning back the manager's confidence.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 weeks ago

Gregerson (2-2) allowed two runs on two hits while striking out one over one inning in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson, Houston's embattled reliever and former setup man, entered a tied game in the eighth inning on the heels of six straight scoreless appearances. That string of performances, which dropped his ERA to 4.68 after it had been as high as 8.69 this season, imbued manager A.J. Hinch with the confidence to give Gregerson another shot at a high-leverage appearance. And the right-hander appeared to be on his way to a clean inning after making quick work of the first two batters, but a Jonathan Lucroy single followed by Rougned Odor's two-run home run put another blemish on Gregerson's game log. The homer was the sixth one he's allowed in 26 innings, leaving him at a career-worst 2.1 HR/9.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
1 month ago

Gregerson (2-1) was unable to hold a lead in the eighth inning Thursday, allowing a run on one hit and two walks in Houston's 7-6 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson managed to eke out the win when the Astros plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth, but it was not an encouraging performance from the once-reliable setup man. Manager A.J. Hinch assiduously avoided using Gregerson in high-leverage situations over the past few weeks following a two-game flameout in early May, but the manager reversed the pattern Thursday, using Will Harris in the seventh. Gregerson has allowed seven runs, nine hits, three home runs and three walks over his last 7.1 innings.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson pitched on Tuesday for the first time in five days, striking one batter in a scoreless eighth inning in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was used in a low-leverage spot after two utterly forgettable outings last week in which he allowed five runs, five hits, two homers and a walk in one-plus innings. Manager A.J. Hinch is confident Gregerson, who lowered his ERA to 7.82 with Tuesday's scoreless inning, will pitch his way back into the setup role but will want him to rack up a couple more confidence-building outings in low-stress situations.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson has lost the movement of his sinker and is trying to re-establish it, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson had two poor outings last week which manager A.J. Hinch chalked up to poor command. Having the right-handed setup man work on his sinker the last few days explains why we haven't seen him on the mound since May 4. There have been at least two situations in the last three games calling out for Gregerson, who needs his sinker to be effective as his 90 mph fastball doesn't dazzle opposing batters. He said it's something that has effected him in the past, typically in late May or early June, and he feels it's occurring earlier this year because of his participation in the World Baseball Classic.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson's struggles this week in two outings against the Rangers was the result of wavering command, per manager A.J. Hinch, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Astros' setup man allowed five runs on five hits, including two home runs, over his last two appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Hinch sounded confident when talking about Gregerson's struggles, telling reporters that the reliever will bounce back and give the Astros the type of work the manager expects out of him. Until Gregerson fixes his command issues, he may not be called upon for high-leverage situations, such as a save opportunity. That was the case Friday night when closer Ken Giles spectacularly blew a save in the ninth inning. After the Astros pushed a run across the plate in the top of the 10th innings, instead of Gregerson getting an opportunity to close out the game, Hinch chose Chris Devenski.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson allowed three runs on four hits during the eighth inning of Thursday's loss to Texas.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever has allowed five runs on five hits -- two home runs -- and a walk while retiring just three batters through two appearances in the series against Texas. Gregerson's 8.49 ERA and 1.89 WHIP have him off the fantasy radar for now, and his recent results probably aren't helping his chances of pitching in high-leverage situations for the immediate future.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson was called on to close out Tuesday's game but didn't get an out and allowed two runs in Houston's 8-7 win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

With closer Ken Giles unavailable after throwing three of the previous our days, manager A.J. Hinch went with the typically reliable Gregerson with a three-run lead entering the ninth. He couldn't get the job and was replaced by Will Harris, who notched his first save of the season. Gregerson had thrown 7.1 shutout innings over eight appearances heading into Tuesday's game.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson (1-1) allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn his first win of the season in Sunday's 6-4 extra-inning win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson is still working to shave his ERA back to respectability following a six-run implosion two weeks ago. Since then, he's allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five over six scoreless innings.

Luke Gregerson
RP HOU
2 months ago

Gregerson worked around a one-out walk to record a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was making his first appearance since a six-run implosion last Saturday. The Astros and Gregerson have moved on from what was deemed the worst outing of his career. He'll continue to work the eighth inning ahead of closer Ken Giles.