RP - HOU - IL60
Pitching the ninth inning of a non-save situation on Wednesday, Astros reliever Kent Emanuel struck out two of the three batters he faced. He looked very good in relief, preserving Houston's 8-1 lead and victory.
Emanuel is now 1-0 with a 2.65 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and .183 OBA over the course of eight games (17 innings). He's added just two walks opposed to 13 strikeouts. Most interesting is hitters' ability to hit with power against Emanuel as he's allowed four home runs so far.
Pitching the eighth inning on Friday, Astros reliever Kent Emanuel surrendered a home run. This was the only hit he allowed and cut the Rangers' deficit to six runs.
Emanuel is now 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and .196 OBA through seven games (16 innings) in his rookie season. The 28-year-old also has two walks and 11 strikeouts to his name so far.
Pitching the eighth and ninth innings on Friday, Astros reliever Kent Emanuel allowed two runs on two hits. He walked a batter and failed to record a strikeout.
It wasn't a great performance from Emanuel, but it didn't need to be as the lineup had given him a 10-2 lead to work with. Thus, the Astros still defeated the Blue Jays, 10-4. Emanuel now has four games (12.2 innings) under his belt in which he has amassed a 2.84 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and .182 OBA. He's walked just one batter and struck out nine to this point.
Astros reliever Kent Emanuel pitched the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Rays, facing three batters and striking out two.
Emanuel now owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, and .167 OBA through three games (10.2 innings) this season. He has yet to walk anyone and added nine strikeouts to his name.
After Jake Odorizzi exited after one batter, Astros reliever Kent Emanuel entered in his MLB debut and ended up lasting 8.2 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits.
It was an incredible, standing ovation-worthy sprint from Emanuel, who was suspended 80 games for performance-enhancing substances last summer. He was recalled on Friday and made a stellar debut on Saturday. He's not fantasy relevant quite yet, but it was a fabulous story nonetheless.