Luke Gregerson
RP FA
2 months ago

Gregerson (hand) allowed one run on one hit in one inning Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was hit on the hand by a liner Wednesday night, but the issue was never thought to be anything overly serious and he returned to action after getting a few days off to rest and recover. In his first game back, the reliever conceded a solo homer to Justin Upton in an otherwise clean inning. He'll continue to serve as a one of the Astros' setup men for Ken Giles down the stretch.

Luke Gregerson
RP FA
2 months ago

X-rays on Gregerson's left hand came back negative, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson was hit on the hand by a comebacker in the eighth inning Wednesday night, and while he was able to stay in the game and strike out the next batter, the Astros sent him for some precautionary tests afterwards. Everything checked out, and manager A.J. Hinch said "he's fine" when asked about the reliever, so it doesn't sound like he'll miss much, if any, time at all.

Luke Gregerson
RP FA
4 months ago

Gregerson closed out the final 1.1 innings, striking out one to pick up his first save of the season in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Gregerson bailed out James Hoyt and Reymin Guduan in the eighth inning, stranding two runners when he struck out Nelson Cruz. He went on to pitch a perfect ninth inning to record the save. It's encouraging to see Gregerson being used in high-leverage situations again. Since his ERA inflated to 8.49 on May 4, Gregerson has a 1.75 ERA with 34 strikeouts over 25.2 innings.

Luke Gregerson
RP FA
5 months ago

Gregerson pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

With several starters hurt over the past month and the fill-ins unable to give the Astros consistent length, the strain on Houston's bullpen has started to show some cracks. On Saturday, it was Will Harris giving up a grand slam. Gregerson entered after Harris to settle things down. It was Gregerson's 14th scoreless appearances in his last 15, a stretch in which he's struck out 20, walked five and posted a 1.20 ERA over 15 innings. He's more than halved his season ERA, down to 4.09 after it had been 8.49 in early May. It might be time that he re-enters the picture for setup work.

Luke Gregerson
RP FA
5 months 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 FA
5 months 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 FA
6 months 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 FA
6 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 FA
6 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 FA
7 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.