In modern baseball, where pitchers who throw 100 mph are plentiful, the velocity is relatively slow. Also, during the regular season, the results were not very outstanding and could hardly be called an outstanding finish.
However, in the postseason, it is a pitch that reminds us of Mariano Rivera of the past. Houston Astros’ Ryan Pressley (35) continues his run.
Houston led the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Texas Rangers with 3 wins and 2 losses until the 22nd (Korean time). 3 consecutive wins after 2 losses.
The power of the batting line was absolute here. But it wasn’t just the power of the batting line. Presley, who looked close to perfection, was holding on to the relief effort.
Pressley was on the mound a total of three times until Game 6 of this ALCS, pitching 4 innings, recording 1 win, undefeated, 1 save, and an ERA of 0.00. 5 strikeouts.
In particular, Pressley took the mound in the 8th inning with the team trailing 2-4 in Game 5 of the ALCS on the 21st, and completely controlled the 2 innings. He also took the victory thanks to the team’s comeback 3 points.
Pressley’s run has continued since the 2021 World Series. Until Game 6 of this ALCS, he is recording an average ERA of 0.00 in 6 postseason series.토토사이트
In particular, in last year’s World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, he appeared in 5 games and pitched 5 2/3 innings, recording 2 saves and an ERA of 0.00.
His personal career overall postseason ERA is also only 2.22. In the last six series, he has allowed no earned runs in 20 2/3 innings.
Considering that Pressley’s personal ERA during the regular season is 3.25, it can be seen that he will become stronger in the postseason.
Low velocity compared to modern baseball’s closing pitchers who can easily reach up to 100 mph. However, Pressley has a breaking ball that is highly regarded for its pitch value.
In addition, a total of 46 postseason experiences up to Game 5 of the ALCS are helping Pressley become the best finisher in the fall stage.
If Houston once again confirms its advancement to the World Series with Pressley finishing, the competition for ALCS Most Valuable Player (MVP) is expected to intensify.