RP,SP - HOU - MiLB
Ronel Blanco had a mixed outing on Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks over four innings, while also recording three strikeouts in the Astros' narrow 3-2 victory over the Guardians.
Blanco's season-long performance has been inconsistent, with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 15 games played, but his 9.2 K/9 and 1.82 strikeout-to-walk ratio show some promise for future success.
Ronel Blanco will be the starting pitcher Wednesday vs the Guardians.
Blanco last appeared with the Astros in early July, where he tossed a quality start with nine strikeouts vs the Mariners. He has a 4.76 ERA, 5.22 xFIP, and an 8.47 K/9 as a starter with the Astros in 2023.
Ronel Blanco pitched six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while surrendering three earned runs, but his efforts were not enough as the Astros fell to the Mariners, 5-1.
In 14 games this season, Blanco has posted a 4.70 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a strong 9.4 K/9 rate.
Blanco had a tough time on the mound Friday, allowing four hits and four walks, resulting in three earned runs over five innings, while only managing to strike out two batters, as the Astros ultimately prevailed over the Rangers with a final score of 5-3.
Blanco's season stats still show room for improvement, with a 4.73 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a 1.77 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 13 games played prior to this outing.
Ronel Blanco had a solid outing on Saturday, striking out six batters in six innings pitched while allowing only two hits and two walks.
Despite Blanco's efforts, the Astros ultimately fell to the Dodgers in a high-scoring game. This performance brings Blanco's season stats to 12 games played with a 4.63 ERA.