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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||110.00||5.00||9.00||0.00||4.58||1.36||73.00||38.00|
|Games Played By Position|
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|vs RHB|| 89.1||0||0|| 4.23||0||25||73|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros' final rotation spot down to Wojciechowski, Hernandez
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday that the final spot in the rotation is down between Asher Wojciechowski and Roberto Hernandez, according to the Houston Chronicle.
"I'm not really making declarations at this point," Hinch said, per MLB.com. "Coming into next week, we'd like to have a clearer picture, but today, on Thursday, there's still many [bullpen] combos we could go with."
Wojciechowski owns a 1.08 ERA through five spring outings (two starts). He has 13 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings. Hernandez has 4.50 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP and 4:5 K:BB ratio over 12 innings of work this spring.
Astros' SP competition down to Hernandez, Deduno, Wojciechowski
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) With the demotion of Dan Straily to the minors on Monday, the competition for the final spot in the Astros rotation is down to Roberto Hernandez, Asher Wojciechowski and Samuel Deduno.
Although, general manager Jeff Lunhow seemed to indicate Hernandez, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, might be the favorite for the final spot in the rotation.
"You look at what's going on with other clubs around baseball, and there's a lot of injuries, and having extra pitchers that are major league-caliber is something we value," general manager Jeff Luhnow said of Hernandez. "That's definitely a consideration."
Wojciechowski has a 0.75 ERA through four spring outings (one start). Hernandez is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA through four outings (two starts). Deduno is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA through four appearances (one start).
Astros pitchers Straily, Hernandez continue to push for rotation spot
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch likes the position he's in. At some point, he will make a decision between four options for a spot in the starting rotation. Sunday, both Dan Straily and Roberto Hernandez impressed Hinch, reports MLB.com.
"Roberto continues to be the veteran that he is," Hinch said. "He knows what his strengths and weaknesses are; he dials it up when he needs to. He's very trustworthy when it comes to what you're going to get with him."
Hernandez allowed one run on three hits in four innings of work on 49 pitches. Straily also allowed just one run, giving up two hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
"Straily, I thought, threw the ball pretty well, and the ball was coming out of his hands a little bit better than his last outing against Pittsburgh. He continues to utilize all his pitches. He fell behind a couple of those hitters and those are areas where it frustrates him a little bit, but he had outs and had a good inning."
Astros' Roberto Hernandez tosses four one-run innings Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in Sunday's 14-2 win over the Pirates.
When asked to compare the start to his previous outings, the pitcher said, "A little bit different," per the Houston Chronicle. "A little bit more down, more ground balls."
Hernandez is expected to make one more start before manager A.J. Hinch settles on a fifth starter for the team's rotation. He's firmly in the mix to win the role but puts the competition out of his mind once on the mound.
"Whenever I get on the mound, I don’t think about that," Hernandez said. "I think about throw a strike, get the ball down."
Hernandez has posted a 4.50 ERA in 12 spring innings while striking out four and walking five.
Five pitchers still vying for final spot in Astros' rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/19/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday the final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, per the Houston Chronicle. The candidates vying for the fifth spot in the rotation are Samuel Deduno, Asher Wojciechowski, Roberto Hernandez, Dan Straily and Alex White.
“It’s the sum of the entire spring that we pay attention to, but you always want to leave a good impression in the minds of the decision makers and coaches and your teachers,” Hinch said. “They’re always big. And these guys that are pitching for a spot on the team or playing for a spot on this team as a position player, there’s a little bit of stress and pressure that goes into it. But that’s a good thing.”
Deduno and Wojciechowski will be on the mound Friday against the Nationals. The duo have pitched particularly well this spring, as Deduno has allowed one run in eight innings and Wojciechowski hasn't allowed a run in nine innings.
“It’s a point of emphasis for Sammy to get ahead and utilize all of his weapons,” Hinch said. “For Wojo to get ahead and for him to be able to expand on purpose is a great point of emphasis for him. Wojo’s changeup and Deduno’s fastball are pitches that we’re paying close attention to just because the effectiveness that they have on the hitters."
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