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Luke Gregerson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Luke Gregerson earned his 19th save of the season, working a scoreless ninth inning on Friday to protect a one-run advantage against the Rangers.
The 31-year-old has done a nice job in the closer's role for the upstart Astros, converting 19 of his first 21 save chances while posting a 3.15 ERA and 33/6 K/BB ratio over 34 1/3 innings. Jul 17 - 11:33 PM

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Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday to earn his 18th save of the season.

Gregerson was called on to protect a two-run lead and had little trouble getting it done, retiring Chase Headley, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira to end the game. The save was Gregerson's first since June 16. The right-hander owns a 3.56 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 31/6 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings as the Astros stopper.
Jun 28 - 4:44 PM

Luke Gregerson tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday for his 17th save of the season.

Gregerson has now had three straight scoreless appearances since a disaster outing against the Blue Jays on June 7. The 31-year-old owns a 4.00 ERA and 29/6 K/BB ratio over 27 innings this season while going 17-for-19 in save chances.
Jun 16 - 6:10 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed three runs in the ninth inning, taking the loss as the Astros suffered a walk-off defeat to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Gregerson was staked to a two-run lead, but the Blue Jays attacked him immediately. A ground-rule double followed by a single reduced the gap to 6-5. Jose Bautista then reached on an infield single, and both he and Jose Reyes executed a double steal to put the tying run at third base and the winning run on second base for Chris Colabello. Colabello singled to center to bring in both runs. It's only the second blown save of the year for Gregerson, who is now 15-for-17 with a 4.50 ERA and a 27/6 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Jun 7 - 4:24 PM

Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles to earn the save on Tuesday.

Gregerson gave up a single to Delmon Young but struck out the other three batters he faced to earn the save. Gregerson has 15 saves on the year to go with a 3.42 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 27/6 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings.
Jun 2 - 11:53 PM

Luke Gregerson picked up a pair of strikeouts and his 14th save in the ninth inning, wrapping up Monday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

Gregerson sandwiched a Steve Clevenger ground out with strikeouts of Chris Davis and Jimmy Paredes in a perfect ninth inning. The right-hander has successfully converted the save in 14 of 15 opportunities thus far with a 3.57 ERA and a 24/6 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings.
Jun 1 - 11:10 PM

Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 13th save in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Orioles.

Gregerson struck out Chris Davis and Alejandro De Aza, then got Delmon Young to pop up to end the contest in an easy inning of work. Though he has struggled lately, the right-hander is 13-for-14 in save opportunities with a 3.92 ERA and a 20/5 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 26 - 10:33 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed a solo home run but still got his 12th save, closing out Sunday's 10-8 win over the Tigers.

Gregerson struck out Ian Kinsler to start the frame, but then allowed a solo home run to Miguel Cabrera. He brought the tying run to the plate after giving up a single to J.D. Martinez, but struck out Yoenis Cespedes and got Nick Castellanos to ground out to end the contest. Gregerson is 12-for-13 in save chances to date with a 4.12 ERA and an 18/5 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
May 24 - 4:59 PM

Luke Gregerson was removed before finishing Tuesday's game, allowing two runs while recording just two outs against the Athletics.

Gregerson walked a batter, allowed a double and an RBI single before recording an out. He got two on a run-scoring double play, walking another batter before being yanked. Pat Neshek came in to record the final out for the save. It's the second rough outing Gregerson has had in the past week, but until manager A.J. Hinch says otherwise it's assumed he'll hold onto his job.
May 20 - 12:25 AM

Luke Gregerson locked in his 10th save of the season against the Blue Jays on Sunday, despite allowing two hits in the ninth inning.

Trailing 4-2, the Blue Jays put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth inning, but Gregerson slithered out of the jam. He struck out one in his inning of work while securing his 10th save. This season, Gregerson's been far from perfect, but he's mostly been able to get the job done. He's 10-for-11 in save opportunities and holds a 3.18 ERA and 14/3 K/BB ratio over 17 innings.
May 17 - 4:48 PM

Luke Gregerson is expected to rejoin the Astros on Friday.

Gregerson returned from the family medical emergency list to close out Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, but he had to leave again today, opening the door for Chad Qualls to pick up a save. Gregerson should be available to close tomorrow.
May 14 - 11:16 PM

Astros activated RHP Luke Gregerson from the family medical emergency list.

Gregerson has been away from the team since last Friday. The 30-year-old has been solid as Houston's closer so far this season, posting a 2.57 ERA over 14 appearances while going 7-for-8 in save chances.
May 12 - 2:23 PM

Astros placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the family medical emergency list.

The Astros didn't say how long Gregorson would be away, but it would seem unlikely that he returns this weekend. Chad Qualls would figure to be the favorite for saves while Gregerson is away.
May 8 - 5:58 PM

Luke Gregerson earned his sixth save on Sunday, walking one and striking out one Mariner in a scoreless ninth.

After walking Rickie Weeks, Gregerson induced a double-play grounder from Brad Miller to end the game. It's been a sketchy few days for Gregerson, who allowed two home runs on Friday. He picked up the save in that one, too. While he's now 6-for-7 in save chances, he'll have to pitch more tightly if he expects to keep up the good percentage. For the season, he holds a 2.77 and 10/2 K/BB ratio over 13 innings.
May 3 - 5:30 PM

Luke Gregerson allowed two home runs in the ninth inning Friday against the Mariners, but managed to hold on for his fifth save of the season.

Gregerson was handed a three-run lead, but gave up a leadoff homer to Nelson Cruz and a one-out blast to Logan Morrison. However, he was able to get Brad Miller to ground out and struck out Rickie Weeks swinging for the final out of the ballgame. He's 5-for-6 in save chances and has a 3.00 ERA with a 9/1 K/BB ratio over 12 innings. The Astros have won eight straight games and are tied with the Royals for the AL's best record at 16-7.
May 2 - 12:04 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Lance McCullers
6Vincent Velasquez
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Roberto Hernandez
8Samuel Deduno