|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||10.00||12.00||0.00||4.00||1.28||120.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 14.1||0||0|| 3.14||0||0||17|
|vs RHB|| 49.1||0||0|| 5.11||0||17||31|
|07/10/2014||Gordon Beckham, 2B CHW|
Greg Holland, RP KC
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
|Kyle Gibson, SP MIN|
Brett Oberholtzer, SP HOU
Brad Boxberger, RP TB
Brian Dozier, 2B MIN
|07/08/2014||Brett Oberholtzer, SP HOU|
Josmil Pinto, C MIN
|Dan Straily, SP CHC|
|07/08/2014||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Brandon Guyer, LF TB
Trevor Plouffe, 3B MIN
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|Brett Oberholtzer, SP HOU|
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Brian Roberts, 2B NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Brett Oberholtzer settles for no-decision vs. Red Sox |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7:27 pm ET) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer ended the first half of the season on a solid note, despite failing to factor into the decision Saturday afternoon at home against the Red Sox. The left-hander allowed two runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings of a 3-2 victory.
Oberholtzer enters the All-Star break with a 2-7 record, along with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 12 starts (70 innings). It remains to be seen if Oberholtzer will remain in the rotation following the All-Star break.
|Brett Oberholtzer to start Saturday for ailing Collin McHugh |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/14) Astros manager Bo Porter announced a change to the team's pitching plans for Saturday's game against the Red Sox Friday.
With Collin McHugh dealing with a figure injury, the Astros will have Brett Oberholtzer start in his place Saturday against the Red Sox. McHugh will be scratched from the start and sill instead take the All-Star break to heal before the team decides when to put him back in the rotation.
|Brett Oberholtzer dispatched to Oklahoma City |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/4/14) Brett Oberholtzer required a strong start Thursday against the Angels to have any chance to stick with the Astros, though the die might already have been cast. All doubt was removed when he gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss.
The result was that Oberholtzer was sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City after the game. His roster spot will be assumed by reliever Josh Fields, who is coming off the disabled list Friday.
"I think I got the right mindset for it," Oberholtzer told the Houston Chronicle. "I'm pretty strong mentally, so I'll just go down and continue to work and get better."
Oberholtzer heads down with a 2-7 record and 4.66 ERA.
|Brett Oberholtzer surrenders five runs in loss Thursday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/4/14) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer was stuck with a loss Thursday, giving up five earned runs on nine hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Angels.
Oberholtzer (2-7) enjoyed a successful return to the rotation in last outing but couldn't duplicate his success Thursday. After surrendering an RBI single in the first inning, the pitcher came undone in the fourth, allowing four runs on four straight hits and a sacrifice fly. Oberholtzer owns a 4.66 ERA and 48:17 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. His next outing is to be determined, but it could come Wednesday against the Rangers.
|Astros tinker with rotation for weekend series |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/2/14) Astros ace Dallas Keuchel has recovered from a wrist injury and is expected to start Friday against the Angels. He was originally slated to pitch Thursday, but Brett Oberholtzer will do so instead.
Keuchel, who missed his last start, had slumped after a brilliant run. He gave up eight runs in his last 13 innings. Oberholtzer earned another outing with a strong performance Saturday against Detroit.
|Of the spare parts the Astros received from the Braves for Michael Bourn in 2011, Brett Oberholtzer was the closest to being a prospect, but given his minor-league numbers since the trade, he was beginning to look like a lost cause. That is, until the Astros threw caution to the wind and promoted him, giving him a regular turn in the rotation beginning July 31. In his 10 starts, he compiled a 2.24 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He was efficient, only once walking more than two batters in a game, and he even threw a shutout on Sept. 1. True, he averaged only 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings, but that isn't his game. In the minors, at least the later years, he was a control artist, and he lacks the stuff to be anything else. Of course, he was also hit a lot harder in the minors, which is the reason for all the skepticism. Keep in mind, though, he spent most of the last two seasons at Triple-A Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League, which is no place for fly-ball pitchers who don't miss bats. Oberholtzer will serve up some home runs in the majors as well, so he'll have to keep his walks down to remain relevant. The reward may not justify the risk in mixed leagues, but he has some sleeper appeal.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/13/14||BOS||2:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|7/18/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm|| |
|7/19/14||@ CHW||7:10 pm|| |
|7/20/14||@ CHW||2:10 pm|| |
|7/22/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm|| |
|7/23/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm|| |
|7/24/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm|| |
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