RP - HOU
Astros pitcher Kendall Graveman was tasked with pitching in the eighth inning of a scoreless ballgame against the Mariners on Tuesday. He struck out one batter but also gave up two hits, a walk, and a grand slam. The 30-year-old was hit with the loss as Houston ultimately fell to Seattle by a score of 4-0.
Graveman is now 5-1 with a 1.79 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and .160 OBA through 45.1 innings of relief work this season. However, he has a 7.71 ERA over the course of his last seven contests.
Astros reliever Kendall Graveman earned his first win since being dealt from Seattle to Houston. He pitched the 10th inning of Wednesday's game against the Royals, striking out one batter and earning the win. Houston ultimately defeated Kansas City by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings.
Through 40 outings this season, Graveman is 5-0 with a 1.02 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and .142 OBA. He has struck out 48 batters and walked just eight.
The Seattle Mariners have traded Kendall Graveman to the Houston Astros.
Seattle is also sending Rafael Montero to Houston in exchange for Abraham Toro and Joe Smith. The Astros bullpen has been very up and down all year, so Graveman should fit in nicely with a late-inning role.
Kendall Graveman earned the win on Monday against Houston, working around a walk to toss a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.
Graveman entered the game in the eighth inning against the top of the Astros lineup, working around a walk with two strikeouts to keep the Mariners within one run before Dylan Moore hit a grand slam the next half inning to put Graveman in position to earn the win.
Kendall Graveman earned the win against Oakland on Saturday, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning with one strikeout.
After earning the save on Friday, Graveman was right back out on the mound in another crucial game on Saturday. He entered a tied game, retiring the Oakland hitters 1-2-3 quickly before the Mariners went on to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.