Astros closer Roberto Osuna he left the game on Saturday due to an arm injury and the manager Dusty Baker he told reporters that Osuna will go from Anaheim to Houston to undergo an MRI scan. Faced with his third beat of the ninth inning last night, Osuna launched a shot at the Angels ” Jason Castro and immediately instructed the instructor to visit the mound. The right arm was removed and replaced with Cy Sneed.
In the short term, Osuna’s injury most likely cost the game to Houston, when Castro hit a double RBI to equalize the score, and the Angels then scored the winning run in 10th. But Saturday’s defeat could be a relatively small matter compared to a potentially serious arm problem for Osuna, especially considering how Astros̵
Chris Devenski, Brad Peacock, Joe Biagini, Jose Urquidy, Austin Pruittand winner of the AL Cy Young Award Justin Verlander they are all on the list of wounded, while Ryan Pressly just returned from a sore elbow. The Astros have made some recent acquisitions (signature Fernando Rodney and acquiring Hector Velazquez by the Orioles) to help fill the casting depth, although there is so much that can be done to replace so many off-target shooters.
If Osuna’s MRI were to reveal bad news, his loss would have been particularly severe for Astros. Osuna has an ERA of 2.45, a rate of 6.33 K / BB and 9.3 K / 9 out of 92 innings since he arrived at the Astros from the Blue Jays in July 2018. Pressly might be the best choice for bailout situations with Osuna sidelined, although the club might want to ease Pressly back into action considering Saturday marked his first game of the season.