Tony Sipp
RP HOU
2 weeks ago

Sipp allowed two runs on three hits over one inning in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp was part of a bullpen effort to cover for Dallas Keuchel who was a late scratch Wednesday. He came on in the third inning after fellow reliever Dayan Diaz lasted 2.2 innings as the game's starter. Sipp's been used mostly in low-leverage situations, and they don't get much lower than a bullpen start. The left-hander has a 4.50 ERA over 19 appearances, spanning 16 innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
1 month ago

Sipp pitched the final 2.2 innings of Tuesday's 12-2 win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday was another low-leverage spot for Sipp who entered the game with the Astros leading by nine runs. None of his 12 appearances have come in what one might call a high-leverage situation. That's because he hasn't been terribly effective getting batters out. Entering Tuesday's game, the left-hander had allowed seven hits and seven walks over eight innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
2 months ago

Sipp worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp's appearance Saturday was the first time he pitched in a week. The veteran left-hander has pitched in middle relief and when the Astros were losing. That indicates manager A.J. Hinch doesn't quite have the level of confidence in Sipp as he does in other relievers. One of Sipp's six appearances this season has been clean. He's allowed just one earned run despite giving up four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp allowed three runs on two hits and a walk over a third of an inning in Friday's exhibition game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

This was the third time in eight outings that Sipp has been knocked around. The left-hander finishes up with an 8.10 ERA, having allowed 11 hits and seven walks over 6.2 innings. This comes on the heels of the worst season of his career in 2016 and leaves the Astros with some questions in the bullpen. Sipp is the club's lone lefty reliever, so if his struggles continue, manager A.J. Hinch will have to find a right-handed reliever who can pitch effectively against left-handed hitters.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp is scheduled to pitch Monday after missing his last two starts with back stiffness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury was never thought to be anything serious, but Sipp is the only southpaw in the Astros' bullpen to start the season, so the team obviously handled him with extra precaution. He'll look to get things on track before the season opens up in a week, as the 33-year-old has struggled to a 5.40 ERA and 2.60 WHIP in five innings this spring.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp (back) was feeling better Sunday and could pitch in Monday's game against the Cardinals, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports. The left-handed reliever was scratched from a scheduled appearance Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp's condition was described as nothing more than "standard, end-of-camp back stiffness," per manager A.J. Hinch. Sipp, in the second year of a three-year, $18 mllion contract, is the only lefty in the pen to start the season, so he's a valuable piece.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp didn't pitch Saturday because of back stiffness, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch said the stiffness developed Friday. The left-handed Sipp's been roughed up this spring, giving up eight hits and five walks in five innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
4 months ago

Sipp allowed a hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's game against Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The left-handed Sipp is coming off an atrocious season, one in which his HR rate spiked and same-sided hitters had an .894 OPS off him. It's important that Sipp becomes an effective reliever because he's the lone projected southpaw in the Houston pen. He told Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle that he believes his four-seam fastball doesn't move as much it used to when he was younger, so he's mixing in a two-seamer.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
5 months ago

Sipp is the lone MLB-proven left-hander in the Astros bullpen as the team enters spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was widely thought that Houston would acquire a left-handed reliever, either via free agency or a trade, but general manager Jeff Luhnow was never able to swing a deal. Less than two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, the other three lefties on the 40-man roster lack a track record in the major leagues. This might come back to hurt Houston. Sipp, an eight-year veteran entering his age-33 season, is coming off a career-worst season (4.95 ERA, 43.2 innings, 12 HR), so look for Houston to continue the search during the spring southpaw hunting season.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
10 months ago

Sipp struck out the side during his lone inning of work Tuesday against the Pirates, although not before giving up a run on a solo homer from Gregory Polanco.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp now has allowed six earned runs over six innings pitched in August and his ERA has jumped from 4.71 to 5.45 in that span. He has the second highest WHIP (1.64) on the team amongst pitchers who have appeared in at least 10 games and his 2.9 HR:9 makes him very unreliable from a fantasy perspective.