Tony Sipp said he didn’t feel all that great Sunday afternoon, which makes you wonder just how the other relievers have felt lately.

The newest member of the Astros, Sipp’s not a complicated pitcher: fastball, slider, an occasional change-up. He’s a lefty, but he can handle righthanded batters too. He doesn’t believe in whining, and he knows this team needs some help.

The 30-year-old plowed through the Orioles indiscriminately in Sunday’s 5-2 Astros win, delivering the kind of performance the ‘Stros bullpen hasn’t really come close to seeing. Maybe Sipp can be another Collin McHugh, another seemingly small acquisition that turns into something more.

Sipp struck out five of the six he faced in the seventh and eighth innings.

“Definitely wanted to make a good impression, but right now I think we’re just looking for wins,” Sipp said. “Just being able to kind of reassure the staff that you want to be the guy and the whole ‘pen in general — we want to be that strong point.

In three appearances signing with the Astros as a free agent, Sipp has retired all 12 batters he’s faced with seven strikeouts.

“It’s more of us trying to change things around, because I kind of studied and read up on the team when I got … picked up by these guys,” he said. “That was one of the things that we needed to work on. Having days like today will definitely change it around, and hopefully just get it to the sixth, seventh, and we will be that strong point.”

The ‘pen entered Sunday with a 6.21 ERA, nearly a run and a half worse than any team in the majors, but Sipp and Chad Qualls combined to set a different tone by allowing just one base runner in three innings.

Getaway day has become the best day for the Astros, although it’s anyone’s guess if they’re actually getting anywhere. A messy seven-game road trip for the Astros produced two wins, both of them in series finales where the Astros were on the brink of being swept.

Brought into hold down a 5-2 lead in relief of starter Jarred Cosart, Sipp’s five strikeouts set a career-high.

“I didn’t feel great, just, it’s one of those games, you go out there and you got to focus more,” Sipp said. “I think it was more of me focusing cause I didn’t have the velocity that I usually have. You know, just you know you have to hit spots when you don’t have your best stuff.”

Sipp’s fastball sat at 92 mph per BrooksBaseball.net, which certainly isn’t bad.

The only batter to put a ball in play, Adam Jones, tapped out to Sipp himself for the second out in the eighth.