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39 Brett Oberholtzer SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/226 | Birthdate: 7/1/1989 | Birthplace: Christiana, DE | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 293.69
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Brett Oberholtzer gets back in win column


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer turned in a quality start Monday night against the A's, improving to 3-7 on the year. The southpaw permitted three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-3 victory.

Oberholtzer picked up his first win since May 30. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Oberholtzer has allowed seven earned runs. He owns a 4.30 ERA and 53:20 K:BB ratio in 83 2/3 innings. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.

Brett Oberholtzer to start Monday vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) The Astros announced Saturday that pitcher Brett Oberholtzer will start Monday's game against the A's.

The Astros had to choose between removing Oberholtzer or Brad Peacock from the rotation with Collin McHugh set to return, and Peacock lost out on the battle, being sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City Saturday. Oberholtzer owns a 4.32 ERA and 51:19 K:BB ratio in 77 innings.


Brett Oberholtzer gives up two runs in no-decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer didn't factor into the decision Tuesday after surrendering two earned runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings and not recording a strikeout in his team's extra-innings game against the A's.

Oberholtzer was handed a 2-0 lead after the top of the third innind, but he gave back one run in the bottom of the frame and the other on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He has given up two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts, but he hasn't earned a win since rejoining the team in late June. Oberholtzer owns a 4.32 ERA and 51:19 K:BB ratio in 77 innings. He'll likely be taken out of the rotation if Collin McHugh is ready to return this weekend.


Brett Oberholtzer settles for no-decision vs. Red Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) 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
(7/11/2014) 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
(7/4/2014) 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
(7/4/2014) 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
(7/2/2014) 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.


Brett Oberholtzer surrenders one run in no-decision vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer wasn't a factor in the decision in Saturday's spot start, giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

Oberholtzer was called upon to make his first start since May 30 with Dallas Keuchel sidelined. He acquitted himself well, surrendering just an RBI single in the fifth inning and leaving the game with the lead, one the bullpen would relinquish in the ninth inning. Oberholtzer owns a 4.40 ERA and 44:14 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. He could face the Angels Thursday depending on Keuchel's health.


Brett Oberholtzer to get the call for Saturday spot start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brett Oberholtzer will get the start for the Astros Saturday against the Tigers, according to CSNHouston.com.

Oberholtzer will make the spot start in Dallas Keuchel's place, after the latter was scratched due to swelling in his wrist. Oberholtzer will have to be recalled from the minors to make the start, though the transaction has yet to be announced.

Oberholtzer made nine starts for the Astros earlier in the season, posting a 4.76 ERA in 51 innings. 


Brett Oberholtzer sent down


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer has been optioned the the minors.

Oberholtzer is coming off two strong starts, but will be sent to the minors. He's posted a 4.76 ERA over 51 innings. 


Brett Oberholtzer dazzles in win over O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer twirled a gem Friday night against the Orioles, improving to 2-6 on the year. The left-hander yielded only one run on four hits and no walks while striking out one over seven innings of a 2-1 victory.

Oberholtzer started the season 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in his first seven starts. He has won back-to-back starts and has allowed three earned runs over his last 13 innings pitched. Oberholtzer will seek his third straight win Friday at Minnesota.

Brett Oberholtzer to remain in rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer should remain in the rotation for at least one more turn, according to the Houston Chronicle

Oberholtzer threw a bullpen session Tuesday, which means he is unlikely to be used out of the bullpen over the next few days. The Astros used a six-man rotation the last time through the rotation, and will likely do so again. Oberholtzer has a 5.32 ERA in 44 innings. 


Brett Oberholtzer strikes out eight in win vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer picked up a win Saturday after giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out eight in his team's 9-4 victory over the Mariners.

Oberholtzer (1-6) watched his team score seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to help guide him to his first win of the season. It was just his second quality start of the year. Oberholtzer owns a 5.32 ERA and 39:12 K:BB ratio in 44 innings. He isn't scheduled for another turn in the rotation after Saturday's spot start.


Astros make some tweaks to starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) The Astros made some changes to the rotation following Friday's loss to the Mariners in Seattle, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The team recalled pitcher Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A Oklahoma City, who will take the hill Saturday against Seattle. The rest of the rotation will be pushed back one day, giving the other starters normal rest. Dallas Keuchel will start Sunday while Scott Feldman will start Memorial Day Monday against Kansas City, followed by Collin McHugh and Jarred Cosart.

Brett Oberholtzer dispatched to Oklahoma City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) The activation of Astros ace Scott Feldman off the disabled list has cost fellow starter Brett Oberholtzer his job. He is heading to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer lost all six decisions and surrendered 10 earned runs on 20 hits in his last 10 2/3 innings. His 5.68 ERA is more than double that of what he compiled in 10 starts a year ago.


Brett Oberholtzer drops sixth straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer's struggles continued Tuesday, as he dropped his sixth decision in a row in an 11-4 loss to the Tigers.

Oberholtzer lasted six innings, but was in trouble throughout the start. He allowed one run in the first inning, two more in the third, and then another in the fourth, and was ultimately charged with four runs on nine hits in six innings of work. Oberholtzer struck out four batters and walked one as well, while throwing 66 of 105 pitches for strikes.

Oberholtzer is now 0-6 in seven starts, and hasn't just been the victim of bad luck. He carries a 5.68 ERA in 38 innings, and it is not clear whether he will remain in the rotation with Scott Feldman on his way back from injury.  

 


Brett Oberholtzer surrenders six runs in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in his loss Wednesday, giving up six earned runs on 11 hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out five in his team's

Oberholtzer (0-5) made it through two scoreless innings before giving up one run in the third and four more in the fourth. After erasing a leadoff walk with a double play in the fifth, the Houston starter served up a solo home run to end his night. Oberholtzer owns a 5.63 ERA and 27:10 K:BB ratio in 32 innings, though he's only pitched particularly poorly in his last two starts. He's on track to face the Tigers on the road Tuesday.


Brett Oberholtzer roughed up in loss to A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer had an outing to forget on Thursday, allowing two home runs and suffering his fourth loss of the season in his team's 10-1 defeat to the A's. Oberholtzer served up homers to Josh Donaldson and Alberto Callaspo. He was charged with six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over 3 2/3 innings pitched.

Oberholtzer owns a 4.61 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP with a 22:8 K:BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Washington.

Bullpen costs Brett Oberholtzer first win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer tossed the ball well enough to win Saturday against the A's, but the bullpen cost him in a 4-3 loss.

Oberholtzer held the A's to just one run in five-plus innings of work, in the third inning. He scattered eight hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out three batters and throwing 63 of 94 pitches for strikes.

Oberholtzer was on pace for his first win of the season, before closer Chad Qualls blew the save with a 3-1 lead. Oberholtzer remains 0-3 with a 3.04 ERA after four starts. He will go for his first win in his next start, Thursday against the A's again. 


Brett Oberholtzer suffers tough-luck loss to Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer suffered a tough-luck loss on Sunday against the Rangers. He allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of work in a 1-0 defeat.

Oberholtzer (0-3) has permitted seven earned runs over his first 18 innings pitched. He'll be searching for his first win of the season Saturday in Oakland.

Brett Oberholtzer takes loss Tuesday vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer was charged with the loss Tuesday after giving up three earned runs on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Oberholtzer (0-2) has given up three runs in each of his first two starts but hasn't been able to complete the sixth inning in either. He takes a 4.91 ERA and 8:4 K:BB ratio into Sunday's matchup with the Rangers.


Brett Oberholtzer takes a tough loss in first outing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer wasn't bad in his season debut Thursday, but he still end up on the wrong side of a 4-2 loss to the Yankees.

Oberholtzer fell one out short of a quality start, allowing three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. He gave up five hits and a walk in his outing, while striking out five and throwing 63 of 91 pitches for strikes.

Oberholtzer finished his rookie season a year ago with a 2.76 ERA in 71 2/3 innings, and will try to build on that this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Blue Jays. 


Brett Oberholtzer gives Astros six shutout frames in exhibition game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer put together a near-flawless performance in an exhibition game against Veracruz Rojos on Saturday.

Oberholtzer yielded just two hits and no walks while striking out two over six shutout innings in a 2-0 victory. He finished spring with an 11.00 ERA over nine Cactus League innings.

Brett Oberholtzer struggles against Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Astros southpaw Brett Oberholtzer has nailed down a rotation spot, but would lose it if he continued to pitch in the regular season as he did Saturday against a St. Louis lineup with several starters out.

Oberholtzer yielded five runs in five innings on eight hits, including a solo home run by Matt Adams. He walked two and fanned three.