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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
104-55 6-4 W2
87-71 6-4 L1
73-86 8-2 W7
66-92 2-8 L5
57-102 2-8 W1

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 1 3.94 9 10 1.56

Top Blake Taylor News

  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Optioned following activation

    Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday.

    Taylor had been sidelined since June 3, and he will continue to get back in game shape in the minors. Manager Dusty Baker told reporters that Taylor is in consideration for a spot on Houston's postseason roster, and he'll be helped by the fact that he's a southpaw in a bullpen otherwise lacking lefty options. Prior to hitting the injured list, Taylor struggled to a 3.94 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 9:10 K:BB across 16 innings in the majors.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Activated Tuesday

    Taylor (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    He has been on the shelf since June 3 and gave up two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings through five rehab appearances. Taylor should work in low-to-mid leverage positions down the stretch.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Resumes rehab assignment

    Taylor (elbow) was cleared to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday and has given up two earned runs on two hits and two walks over 1.2 innings in his two appearances.

    Taylor was pulled off the assignment for approximately two weeks after dealing with posterior elbow discomfort, but the lefty is in the process of ramping up again. Expect Houston to use most of the 30-day rehab window to evaluate Taylor before activating him from the 60-day injured list later this month.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Pulled from rehab assignment

    Astros general manager James Click said Sunday that Taylor has been removed from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sugar Land due to posterior elbow discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor was placed on the injured list in early June with left elbow inflammation, but he was cleared to begin a rehab assignment Aug. 11. After his second appearance Tuesday for Sugar Land, Taylor's elbow was bothering him again, but Click suggested that the southpaw isn't dealing with a major setback. All tests on Taylor's elbow revealed nothing concerning, so the 27-year-old could be cleared to restart his rehab assignment after a few days of rest.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Exits rehab appearance early

    Taylor (elbow) left his rehab assignment for Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday after facing just two batters and throwing just 10 pitches, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor has been out with elbow inflammation since early June. Friday's outing marked his third rehab appearance, but things didn't go well, as his fastball was sitting 89-90 mph, well below his season average of 92.6. Whether he's suffered a specific setback or just needs a bit more time to keep building up is not yet clear.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Beginning rehab assignment

    Taylor (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Astros' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor has been out with elbow inflammation since early June, but he resumed throwing in late July and has now been cleared to return to game action in the minors. He'll presumably require several rehab appearances before he's in the mix to rejoin the Astros.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Starts throwing program

    Taylor (elbow) started a throwing program at the Astros' spring training complex Thursday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    He has been sidelined with elbow inflammation since early June. Now that Taylor is throwing again, the Astros will likely ramp him up slowly given the nature of his injury.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Taylor (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor has been out with elbow inflammation since early June. He didn't have a clear timetable for his return, but he'll now be ineligible for activation before early August.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Diagnosis updated to inflammation

    Taylor's elbow injury is now being called inflammation rather than discomfort, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The new diagnosis pushes back Taylor's potential return date, but he's at least avoided an injury serious enough to require surgery. When exactly he's expected to be back is unclear, however.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Visiting doctor

    Taylor (elbow) will visit a doctor Monday to receive a more specific diagnosis, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor hasn't thrown since leaving his outing Friday against the Royals with what has been referred to as left elbow discomfort. A clearer timeline for his return should become clear once his diagnosis is clarified.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Headed to IL

    Taylor was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with what was originally labeled left elbow discomfort, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor is in Houston undergoing further testing on his arm, and a more definitive diagnosis should be forthcoming. The fact that it was serious enough for him to exit Friday's game after six pitches and then head back to Houston to be examined suggests it could be a pretty serious elbow injury.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Out with elbow discomfort

    Taylor is dealing with left elbow discomfort and is heading back to Houston for further testing, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    This sounds pretty ominous, and it's worth noting that Taylor's velocity was down a tick Friday and catcher Martin Maldonado summoned the trainers from the dugout. Taylor should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Exits with injury

    Taylor exited Friday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    His velocity was down a tick on his first two fastballs and Martin Maldonado stopped play and summoned the trainers from the dugout. The team may conduct some tests after the game before providing a diagnosis.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Joins bullpen for ALCS

    The Astros added Taylor to the ALCS roster ahead of Game 1 on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor will serve as another lefty relief option to potentially face the likes of Kyle Schwarber, Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo in the championship series. He posted a 3.16 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 42.2 innings during the regular season, recording five holds along with five blown saves.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Not on playoff roster

    Taylor was not included as part of the Astros' roster for their ALDS matchup against the White Sox.

    Taylor spent the entirety of the regular season in the majors, outside of a brief rehab stint in late May, but he's apparently not seen as one of the team's top 12 pitchers despite the fact that he recorded a 3.16 ERA in 42.2 innings. The decision appears to be a strategic one, as the Astros will carry just a single left-handed reliever (Brooks Raley) against a White Sox team that skews heavily right-handed. If the Astros advance to the ALCS and decide they need a second lefty, Taylor will likely return to the roster.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Takes loss in relief Saturday

    Taylor (2-3) was tagged with the loss in relief Saturday against the Giants after allowing one run on one hit and a walk across two-thirds of an inning.

    Taylor pitched the sixth inning but couldn't complete the frame before being lifted, as he allowed a walk to Austin Slater and a single to Darin Ruf, who ended up scoring on an RBI single from Brandon Crawford two at-bats later. Taylor, who tossed just five of his 11 pitches for strikes, has now given up runs in back-to-back outings and has posted a 4.09 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP and a 6.5 BB/9 across 11.0 innings in July.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Experiences diminished velo

    Taylor's fastball velocity has decreased recently, but he says it is not due to injury, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Taylor has averaged 93.2 mph with his four-seamer, but the left-hander ended the eighth inning of Friday's game with a heater that measured just 86.9 mph. He averaged just 91.2 for the 18 four-seam fastballs he threw during the 7-3 win over Texas. Manager Dusty Baker asked about the drop, and the pitcher said he's okay. The manager speculated that he could be out of sync, which can affect velocity. Taylor has worked 3.1 scoreless innings over four outings since returning from the All-Star break.

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  • Astros' Blake Taylor: Picks up first win

    Taylor (1-2) retired all four batters faced to earn the victory in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over Cleveland.

    Taylor made quick work of Cleveland hitters, retiring all four in just 11 pitches. This comes after the high-wire act he pulled Friday when Cleveland loaded the bases off him with three weak-contact hits. With two outs, manager Dusty Baker left Taylor in, and the pitcher rewarded the manager by striking out Harold Ramirez on a 2-2 slider. Since coming off the injured list, the second-year lefty has a 1.38 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 17 strikeouts and four walks over 13 innings. Baker has navigated a bullpen without much surety beyond closer Ryan Pressly, but Taylor appears to be emerging as a late-inning option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Orange, CA
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L