is back to the big leagues, and he’s making a great impression. Less than a month after being claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox, Lucas Harrell dazzled in his Houston Astros debut on Friday, tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a start, striking out 4, walking 2 and allowing only 3 hits to the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.
A free agent after the season, Harrell is putting his best foot forward. Since joining Houston’s organization, he not only has that stellar spot start to his credit, but in 9 starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, Harrell was 5-2 with a 1.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts and 24 walks in 52 1/3 innings.
An Ozark native, Harrell was a recent guest on The High Road with Allen Vaughan, where he talked about his sinkerball, enjoying a team that is fighting for respect and playing time, and trying to bat against Zack Greinke.
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