(3/12/2009) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, a former Astros prospect who has hurt his chances of winning the fifth starter role with his performance this spring, was a little better in two innings of relief Thursday against the Angels. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits, recording two strikeouts.
Hirsh has another awful performance
(3/3/2009) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, who gave up three runs in two innings in his first appearance of the spring, continued to struggle in Monday's game against the Angels. He allowed four runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out one.
Hirsh unimpressive in spring debut
(2/26/2009) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, competing for the No. 5 starting spot, allowed six hits and three runs in two innings Thursday against the White Sox. He also issued a walk.
(9/27/2008) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, who missed much of the season with a shoulder injury, made his first start Friday at Arizona. He allowed three runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out four. He didn't factor in the decision.
Rockies plan to give Hirsh a start
(9/15/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: Manager Clint Hurdle said RHP Jason Hirsh would not start in place of LHP Jorge De La Rosa, who is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA in his past two starts, when that turn in rotation comes up Friday. But Hurdle said, "We're going to look for a spot for Jason (to start)."
Rockies call up Fowler, four others
(9/2/2008) The Rockies recalled 1B Joe Koshansky and C Edwin Bellorin, and SPs Jason Hirsh and Greg Reynolds from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday. They also called up outfielder Dexter Fowler, who hit .335 with nine homers at Double-A Tulsa before spending most of August competing at the Beijing Olympics with Team USA.
Hirsh passed up for call-up
(7/28/2008) The Rockies have called up left-handed pitcher Valerio De Los Santos from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start in Monday night's game at Pittsburgh. The Rockies optioned right-hander Ryan Speier to Colorado Springs to make room for De Los Santos on the roster. The 35-year-old De Los Santos was 3-5 with an ERA of 4.92 in 17 games at Colorado Springs this season, including seven starts. Jason Hirsh was MLB.com's projected starter Monday night, but De Los Santos gets the call instead.
Hirsh activated, optioned to minors
(6/15/2008) MLB.com reports the Rockies recalled injured SP Jason Hirsh (shoulder) from a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday and then optioned him back to the Triple-A club.
Hirsh works in Triple-A
(6/6/2008) Colorado SP Jason Hirsh gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday. Manager Clint Hurdle said he's not setting a timetable for when the starter could rejoin the team. Hirsh has been out all season with a strained right shoulder. "He will stay in the rotation (in Colorado Springs)," Hurdle said. "He needs more work."
Hirsh begins rehab assignment
(6/1/2008)Jason Hirsh (shoulder) pitched three innings Friday to begin his Triple-A rehab assignment.
Hirsh making progress in rehab
(5/27/2008) The Denver Post reports that Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca said starting pitcher Jason Hirsh (shoulder) is making progress and should be able to throw 100 pitches sometime in June. Apodaca said he's not sure how soon Hirsh will be ready to face big-league batters.
Hirsh nearly ready for rehab stint
(5/20/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Jason Hirsh (strained right rotator cuff) opened the season on the 15-day DL. He threw off a mound for the first time April 25. Hirsh started throwing to hitters May 11. After a few sessions in extended spring training and then a simulated game May 16, the Rockies decided Hirsh needed one more simulated game before any "live" work.
Hirsh throws 45 pitches in sim game
(5/17/2008) Rockies head trainer Keith Dugger said SP Jason Hirsh (shoulder) threw three innings and 45 pitches in a simulated game Friday and RP Luis Vizcaino (shoulder) threw two innings and 25 pitches Friday. Both were pain free.
Hirsh scheduled for bullpen session
(5/5/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Rockies P Jason Hirsh (strained right rotator cuff) is scheduled to throw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and could face hitters five days later.
Hirsh begins throwing program
(4/9/2008) According to the Sports Xchange notes: RHP Jason Hirsh, on the disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff, has begun throwing in extended spring training in Tucson, Ariz. However, he's more than a month away from being activated.
Hirsh in the early stages of rehab
(4/4/2008) Colorado SP Jason Hirsh, out until at least June with a strained rotator cuff, began a strengthening program Friday in which he throws a heavy green baseball off a trampoline.
Hirsh likely out until June
(4/2/2008) According to the Sports Xchange notes: RHP Jason Hirsh (strained right rotator cuff) likely will miss the first two months of the season.
Hirsh officially placed on 15-day DL
(3/30/2008) The Rockies officially placed SP Jason Hirsh on the 15-day DL Sunday as he continues to recover from a broken arm sustained last August.
(3/17/2008) The Denver Post reports that RHP Jason Hirsh (strained right shoulder) is set to throw for the first time Monday, March 1. "This is the best news I've had for two weeks," said Hirsh. "My shoulder is responding really well to treatment. It's tough to go through this, but I'm confident I can contribute once I'm healthy."
Hirsh 'not a happy camper'
(3/11/2008) MLB.com reports Rockies SP Jason Hirsh is "not a happy camper" as he sits out with a shoulder injury. Hirsh and the team await the results of a MRI conducted Monday. The outcome holds the key to whether Hirsh can re-enter the starting rotation competition. "I'm trying to get conditioning and stay on top of my workout," Hirsh said. "Honestly, if I can throw 75-80 pitches, I think that would give me a good shot at getting there."
Hirsh still has sore shoulder
(3/8/2008) The Denver Post reports that Jason Hirsh (sore shoulder) has been shut down for a few days because he continues to feel slight discomfort. To get back in a game, he must first throw without pain, then move on to a side session without problems.
Hirsh scratched for Sunday start
(3/6/2008) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Giants, according to the Denver Post. Hirsh says his shoulder injury "is not a big deal", hwoever.
Hirsh skips scheduled appearance
(3/5/2008) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh did not make his scheduled pitching outing Wednesday against the White Sox because of a sore shoulder. The right-hander is expected to throw again on Sunday against Arizona.
Hirsh gets through two scoreless
(3/1/2008) Saturday at the Brewers, Rockies SP Jason Hirsh made his first appearance since being hit in the lower right leg against the Brewers on Aug. 7. He missed the rest of the season with a cracked fibula. The first batter Hirsh faced was Rickie Weeks, who hit a line drive up the middle for a single. "There were no flashbacks, but I thought about bringing catchers (gear) out there," Hirsh said, jokingly. Hirsh, who is battling for the No. 4 starter spot with the Rockies, was 5-7 with a 4.81 ERA a year ago. He did not allow a run, gave up two hits, struck out one and walked one in two innings. "I felt good enough to go several more innings, but it is still early in the spring," Hirsh said.
Hirsh comes off 60-day DL
(11/1/2007) The Rockies activated RHP Jason Hirsh, RHP Ramon Ramirez and OF Sean Barker from the 60-day disabled list.
Hirsh's broken leg has healed
(10/11/2007) Right-hander Jason Hirsh (leg) is healthy again but he's not being considered for a postseason roster spot.
Jason Hirsh eligible for return
(10/9/2007) Rockies right-hander Jason Hirsh (leg) is also eligible to come off the DL for this series.
Hirsh wants return for postseason
(9/29/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula, threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday, and will throw his second bullpen session since the injury on Saturday. Hirsh said he would like to be available in the NLCS, reports The Sports Xchange. "I think they feel I'm shut down, but I would like to change their mind," Hirsh said of Rockies management.
Rockies' Hirsh moved to 60-day DL
(9/5/2007) The Rockies moved starting pitcher Jason Hirsh (fractured right fibula) to the 60-day DL.
Hirsh done for the season
(9/3/2007) Colorado Rockies right-handed starter Jason Hirsh will miss the rest of the year because the bone in his right leg isn't healing quickly enough for him to return this season. The 25-year-old broke his right fibula when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy on Aug. 7. Hirsh shook it off and pitched six innings to get the win. The next day, X-rays showed a fracture in the right fibula, the thin bone on the outside of his lower leg. He went on the disabled list Aug. 9.
Hirsh hopes to pitch in Sept.
(8/27/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh (fractured right fibula) continues to throw and hopes to take another step in his rehabilitation soon. "Every day it feels better," he said. "(Saturday) was the first day I didn't have pain to the touch." He has an x-ray scheduled for Tuesday wants to pitch off the mound when the team returns from their upcoming six-game road trip.
Hirsh to begin throwing soon
(8/21/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh (fractured right ankle) is close to begin throwing.
Hirsh goes on DL Thursday
(8/9/2007) Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a broken right leg. Hirsh was hit by J.J. Hardy's line drive in the first inning Tuesday night against Milwaukee, but remained in the game and pitched six innings for the win. Afterward, X-rays revealed a fractured right fibula. It's uncertain how long the right-hander will be sidelined.
Hirsh pitched with broken leg
(8/8/2007) Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh broke his right leg -- and kept on pitching against the Brewers. X-rays revealed the fracture Wednesday, a day after Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy lined a ball off Hirsh's leg during the first inning of Colorado's 11-4 victory. Hirsh allowed three runs -- two earned -- and three hits in six innings, throwing 87 pitches and improving his record to 5-7.
Hirsh solid in back-to-back starts
(8/8/2007) Jason Hirsh (5-7), went six innings, giving up three runs -- two earned -- and three hits in six innings to win for the first time since July 2. It was Hirsh's second start since coming off the DL on Aug. 2. He stayed in the game after he was hit in the right leg on a line drive by J.J. Hardy in the first inning. "I didn't want to come out of the game regardless of how I felt," Hirsh said. "I've worked way too hard to get back to that point and I wasn't going to let something that I don't think affected me all that much take me out of the game."
Hirsh has career-high eight Ks
(8/3/2007) Colorado starter Jason Hirsh, activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday's game at Florida, tied a career-high with eight strikeouts but allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Hirsh, who struck out NL batting leader Miguel Cabrera three times, had been sidelined since July 2 with a sprained right ankle. "It was a challenge for Jason, coming back after being gone awhile," manager Clint Hurdle said. "That was good step forward for him."
Hirsh to come off DL Thursday
(8/1/2007) Colorado Rockies right-hander Rodrigo Lopez's elbow injury has been diagnosed as a torn flexor tendon, and he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season. Lopez left a game Thursday against Los Angeles with forearm tightness after pitching 6 2/3 innings. An MRI exam Monday revealed the diagnosis.
Hirsh might start Thursday
(7/30/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh (right ankle) threw 86 pitches in a rehab start at Triple-A Colorado Springs over the weekend and might start Thursday in Florida when the Rockies play the Marlins in Florida. "They said to prepare as if I'm going to pitch," Hirsh said.
Hirsh makes another Triple-A start
(7/29/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh (ankle) made his second rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, three walks and zero runs. He struck out three.
Hirsh ready for rehab start
(7/28/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh was to make a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday. He's been on the DL since July 3 with a sprained right ankle.
Hirsh next rehab start Saturday
(7/25/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh (right ankle) said he felt fine after a 66-pitch rehab start at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday. "I didn't feel like I was impeded, minimal soreness, I got after it like I normally would," said Hirsh, who gave up two runs on six hits in five innings. Manager Clint Hurdle said the next step is an 85-pitch rehab start at Colorado Springs on Saturday.
Jason Hirsh better in rehab
(7/24/2007) Hirsh (0-2), making his second rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs for an injured ankle, took the loss after giving up two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and a walk with one strikeout over five innings on Monday.
Hirsh to pitch on Monday
(7/21/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, on the 15-day disabled list since July 3 with a sprained left ankle, will pitch for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday. It will be his second rehabilitation start.
(7/20/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Rockies SP Jason Hirsh failed to get through two innings in his rehab debut with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday. Given a two-inning or 40-pitch limit, Hirsh gave up six runs on 39 pitches in 1 2/3 innings. He retired the first three batters he faced but then gave up hits to the first five batters in the second inning. Hirsh has been out since spraining his right ankle on July 2. He will have a 70-pitch limit in his second start for the Sky Sox on Monday, after which his status will be re-evaluated.
Hirsh ready for two rehab outings
(7/19/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Rockies RP Jason Hirsh will make a 40-pitch, two-inning rehab appearance Thursday for Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is tentatively scheduled for a 75-pitch outing for Colorado Springs on Monday. Hirsh, on the disabled list with a sprained ankle, will need to be at 80 pitches before he is activated, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Hirsh needs one more bullpen session
(7/16/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh will have another bullpen session at Coors Field before the Rockies consider a possible rehab start for him. Hirsh is on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle. "The injury is to his right ankle, the push-off ankle in his delivery," said manager Clint Hurdle. "You can't comeback from that until you are 100 percent."
Hirsh a little tender after session
(7/12/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, on the disabled list with a sprained ankle, threw a bullpen session Sunday. "There was a little tenderness," he said. "I had a little trouble pushing off, but I was more pleased than disappointed." Hirsh will throw another bullpen session when the Rockies have their post-All-Star workout on Thursday and most likely will have a rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.
Hirsh to throw 'pen session
(7/9/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh will throw a bullpen session Thursday to test his sprained right ankle. Hirsh, who's on the 15-day disabled list, could be sent out for a rehab start after that. "We'll take it one step at a time," Hurdle said.
Hirsh to test ankle Thursday
(7/8/2007) Colorado SP Jason Hirsh will throw a bullpen session Thursday to test his sprained right ankle. Hirsh, who's on the 15-day disabled list, could be sent out for a rehab start sometime after that.
Ankle sprain forces Hirsh to DL
(7/3/2007) The Rockies placed RHP Jason Hirsh on the 15-day DL with a sprained right ankle and purchased the contract of RHP Matt Herges from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Taylor Buchholz will likely replace Hirsh in the Rockies' rotation if he is not ready after the All-Star break. Aaron Cook, who starts Tuesday night, can take Hirsh's turn Sunday on regular rest because of a Thursday day off.
Hirsh tweaks ankle on bases
(7/3/2007) Right-hander Jason Hirsh threw six shutout innings but left Colorado's 6-2 win over the New York Mets after spraining his right ankle at third base while trying to avoid a pick-off throw from the catcher. Hirsh threw six shutout innings but left Colorado's 6-2 win over the New York Mets after spraining his right ankle at third base while trying to avoid a pick-off throw from the catcher. He beat the throw but his night was over. "I remember hitting the bag and then I remember just falling over. I have to go back and look at the super slow-mo, but I heard it was fairly disgusting," Hirsh said.
Hirsh might not pitch Sunday
(7/2/2007) With Thursday's off date the Rockies have some thinking to do about how to line up the rotation for the final weekend. Sunday would typically be Jason Hirsh's day to start against Philadelphia, but Aaron Cook will also have four days of rest, which means he could pitch.
Hirsh rapped for seventh loss
(6/27/2007) Jason Hirsh (3-7), a 6-foot-8 right-hander, gave up five runs and five hits in six innings Wednesday. Colorado is on its longest losing streak since a six-game skid last August.
Hirsh on the chopping block
(6/23/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Rockies SP Jason Hirsh is in limbo. For the second consecutive start, Hirsh failed to get through the fifth inning Friday despite being given six runs to work with. The Rockies eventually lost 9-8 in 10 innings. Manager Clint Hurdle said he will meet with Hirsh, pitching coach Bob Apodaca and bullpen coach Rick Matthews on Saturday to decide what to do next in the search to find consistency for Hirsh, the Double-A Texas League pitcher of the year in 2005 and Triple-A Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year in 2006. A change could be in the offing. "I hope not," said Hirsh. "They have seen my best and they have seen my worst. Now it is a matter of making the best come up consistently."
Hirsh yanked early again
(6/22/2007) For the second straight start, Rockies SP Jason Hirsh lasted just 4 1/3 innings during Friday's no-decision against the Blue Jays. He allowed five hits, three homers, three walks and five earned runs, while striking out two. Hirsh was yanked against the Devil Rays last Saturday after allowing five earned runs as well.
Hirsh short of five innings
(6/16/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh would have won his second straight start during Saturday's game against the Devil Rays had he notched two more outs. But as luck has it, Hirsh lasted just 4 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, four walks, two homers and five earned runs. He struck out five in the no-decision. It was the second time in four starts that Hirsh failed to make it through five innings.
Hirsh throws first complete game
(6/10/2007) Jason Hirsh won for the first time in nine starts and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday. Hirsh, who was 0-5 in eight starts since April 22, limited the Orioles to one run on five hits in his first career complete game. He struck out two and walked one as the Rockies won for the sixth time in eight games.
Hirsh earns stay in rotation
(6/6/2007) Jason Hirsh has been given a reprieve in the Rockies rotation, and he came up strong in support of himself on the mound Tuesday night. With Josh Fogg coming off the DL on Thursday, Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Taylor Buchholz would move into the bullpen. The other options would have been to placing Fogg in the bullpen or sending Hirsh to Triple-A Colorado Springs. "We took all three pitchers, mixed and matched their seasons, their quality starts vs. their not good starts, their runners on base per innings pitched, and there wasn't much (difference)," Hurdle said. "At this point we wanted to challenge Hirsh and Fogg, but we let Buchholz know that at no point does this close the door (to him starting)."
Hirsh spanked by the Cardinals
(5/31/2007) Jason Hirsh (2-5) was pulled after 4 2/3 innings and giving up eight runs on Wednesday night against the Cardinals. He allowed a career-high 10 hits. "I didn't have my good stuff," Hirsh said. "I couldn't find my command for anything."
No decision for Hirsh Friday
(5/26/2007) Jason Hirsh gave up three runs and five hits at San Francisco Friday. He walked two and struck out three. He did not factor into the decision, however.
Rox Hirsh in a funk of late
(5/24/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh faces the Giants in the opener of a three-game series Friday. Hirsh has lost his last three decisions, with his ERA climbing to 4.28 from 3.16.
Hirsh hopes to turn it around
(5/24/2007) RHP Jason Hirsh faces the Giants in the opener of a three-game series Friday. Hirsh has lost his past three decisions, with his ERA climbing to 4.28 from 3.16.
Hirsh goes five innings
(5/20/2007) Jason Hirsh went five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Royals before being lifted for a pinch hitter. Hirsh surrendered four runs and six hits and struck out three. Hirsh also picked up his first major league hit in the third. He was 0-for-31 with 20 strikeouts before his single.
Hirsh encouraged despite loss
(5/16/2007) Jason Hirsh (2-4) walked away feeling good about himself after allowing three earned runs and seven hits in eight innings on Tuesday against Randy Johnson and Arizona, walking none and striking out four. "It was a very encouraging start for me," Hirsh said. "It ended up being two bad mistakes today that lost the game. Under normal circumstances, I'm not facing Randy Johnson and we score some runs, and it ends up a lot closer than (Tuesday) did."
Hirsh to face Arizona
(5/14/2007) Jason Hirsh (2-3, 4.10), who's coming off his shortest start of the season, will start against Arizona Monday. He allowed three runs, five hits and six walks with five strikeouts in four innings of Colorado's 9-2 loss at St. Louis on Wednesday. It marked the first time Hirsh, 25, has lost consecutive decisions in his two-season career. "It's inexcusable," said Hirsh, who pitched for Houston last season and has never faced Arizona. "I just feel like I'm way out of sync."
Hirsh plagued by walks Wednesday
(5/9/2007) Jason Hirsh (2-3) walked six and struck out five in four-plus innings Wednesday, allowing three runs.
Hirsh runs into some trouble
(5/4/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh pitched six innings Friday against the Reds, but walked away with a no-decision. He could not survive five hits, five walks, two homers and four earned runs. He did have five strikeouts before exiting the game. The four runs Friday were the most Hirsh allowed in six starts.
Hirsh holds opponents to .231 BA
(5/2/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh, Friday's starter in Cincinnati, has not allowed more than six hits in any of his five starts this season and opponents are batting only .231 against him.
(4/28/2007) Colorado SP Jason Hirsh (2-2) allowed five runs (three earned), five hits and four walks over six innings in a loss to the Braves Saturday. He had just two strikeouts while seeing his ERA jump from 3.16 to 3.41. Hirsh has not allowed more than three runs in his five starts this season.
Hirsh outduels Maddux once again
(4/22/2007) Jason Hirsh outpitched Greg Maddux for the second time this season and the Rockies beat the Padres 4-2 Sunday. Hirsh (2-1) went seven innings, giving up two runs and four hits and striking out seven. He also beat Maddux and the Padres on April 6 in San Diego's home opener. In that game, Hirsh went 6 2/3 innings and had a career-high eight strikeouts. Maddux (1-2) left after pitching seven innings. Maddux, who has 334 career victories, allowed four runs, scattered seven hits and struck out four.
Hirsh turns in quality start
(4/18/2007) Rockies rookie right-hander Jason Hirsh allowed three earned runs and six hits in seven innings in his first start at Coors Field on Tuesday against San Francisco. He struck out five and all three of the walks he issued were to Barry Bonds, one of which was intentional.
Hirsh loses to Dodgers Wednesday
(4/12/2007) Jason Hirsh (1-1) allowed three runs, six hits and two walks over five innings and struck out three in his first career appearance against the Dodgers Wednesday. It was the 11th big league start for the 25-year-old Southern California native, who was born in Santa Monica, attended high school in La Canada, and lives in Burbank during the offseason. "It was everything it was cracked up to be," Hirsh said. "It was a thrill of a lifetime to be out there. I had a lot of family and friends here, screaming and hollering. It was enjoyable. I mean, obviously it was not the outcome I wanted, but it wasn't bad."
Hirsh wins debut with Colorado
(4/7/2007) Jason Hirsh won his Rockies debut by striking out a career-high eight at the Padres Friday night. Hirsh (1-0) had a much different result than when he made his big league debut last year for Houston, against the Padres. The Padres rocked him in his big league debut on Aug. 12, hitting three home runs in one inning and winning 6-3. Hirsh was obtained Dec. 12 in a five-player trade that sent Jason Jennings to the Astros. He walked none and held San Diego to one run in 6 2/3 innings. Hirsh allowed five hits.
Hurdle calls Hirsh a 'wild card'
(4/6/2007) Rockies manager Clint Hurdle calls SP Jason Hirsh a "wild card." The reason is Hirsh's high ceiling, glittering minor league statistics and very limited experience in the majors. Drafted in second round by Houston out of Cal Lutheran University in 2003, Hirsh went 40-18 with a 2.90 ERA in 88 games and 83 starts in the minors. "His minor league numbers speak for themselves, and now we're going to get an opportunity to see some major league numbers," Hurdle said. The 6-foot-8 Hirsh was the Double-A Texas League pitcher of the year in 2005, going 13-8 with a 2.87 ERA at Corpus Christi. He was the Triple-A Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year last season, going 13-2 with a 2.10 ERA at Round Rock.
Hirsh allows six runs Monday
(3/27/2007) Rockies starter Jason Hirsh was roughed up for six runs on six hits in six innings against the A's Monday. He walked one and didn't strike out a batter.
Hirsh tabbed as No. 4 starter
(3/20/2007) Rockies manager Clint Hurdle designated Jason Hirsh his No. 4 man on Tuesday behind Aaron Cook, Jeff Francis and Rodrigo Lopez.
Hirsh picks up first spring win
(3/15/2007) Rockies SP Jason Hirsh picked up his first spring win Thursday against the A's. He worked five innings, allowing three hits, three walks and one earned run. He also had three strikeouts. He lowered his spring ERA from 9.45 to 6.17.
Hirsh touched up for seven runs
(3/10/2007) Colorado SP Jason Hirsh, acquired in the trade that sent Jason Jennings to the Houston Astros, gave up seven earned runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out one. He now has a 9.45 ERA in 6 2/3 innings this spring.
Hirsh making an impact
(3/8/2007) Josh Fogg and Byung-Hyun Kim are the incumbents in the battle for the final two spots in the Rockies rotation, according to the Rocky Mountain News. But it doesnt give them an advantage in their bids to retain the spots in 2007. A week into the exhibition season, its starting to look like it could come down to an either/or situation with the two veteran right-handers. Jason Hirsh, part of the package from Houston in the Jason Jennings trade, has taken a step to separate himself from the seven-pitcher pack for the two open spots.
Hirsh takes part in intrasquad game
(3/4/2007) According to the team's official Web site, newly-acquired SP Jason Hirsh took to the mound on Friday as a member of the Colorado Rockies. Hirsh, acquired in an offseason trade that sent Jason Jennings to Houston, threw two scoreless innings, gave up three hits, struck out one and threw a wild pitch in an intrasquad game. "I got to kind of get the jitters out early and not get in front of a big crowd that was expecting more than they'd get," Hirsh said. "It's the first time seeing live hitting. I can't complain too much -- something to build on for the next outing."
Rockies score big upside in Hirsh
(12/13/2006) Houston acquired Jason Jennings and pitcher Miguel Asencio from the Rockies on Tuesday for outfielder Willy Taveras and pitchers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh. Hirsh, a 24-year-old prospect who is highly rated, made his major-league debut last season and was 3-4 with a 6.04 ERA in nine starts.
Oswalt candidate for two starts?
(9/25/2006) RHP Roy Oswalt is slated to start Thursday in Pittsburgh. Manager Phi Garner said he is still considering pitching Oswalt on short rest, depending on how close the Astros get in the playoff race. "After each day, we'll see where we are," Garner said. Jason Hirsh would lose his start, or be moved back, if Oswalt is moved up.
Hirsh not good at home Friday
(9/22/2006) Houston rookie starter Jason Hirsh allowed four runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings and once again missing the chance to earn his first home victory. He struck out two and walked two.
Hirsh slides back for Pettitte
(9/19/2006) Andy Pettitte will miss his scheduled start for the Astros against the Reds on Tuesday night to be with his hospitalized father. Pettitte hasn't played since leaving in the third inning of his start Sept. 12 because of a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow. Garner said the left-hander has recovered from that injury. Rookie Matt Albers will start in Pettitte's place, while Roger Clemens will start as scheduled Wednesday and Pettitte is set to pitch Thursday. Clemens said he offered to start Tuesday if Pettitte wasn't available. "I came in here thinking that I might (pitch)," Clemens said. "But we've got enough arms that one of the younger kids is going to throw tonight."
Hirsh pitches well, loses
(9/16/2006) Astros rookie SP Jason Hirsh pitched six shutout innings Saturday before surrending a solo homer to David Dellucci in the seventh. Hirsh gave up two earned runs, four hits, two walks and struck out five in six innings of work. His record is now 3-4 and his ERA is 5.59.
Hirsh has strong outing Saturday
(9/9/2006) Jason Hirsh pitched six-plus strong innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Hirsh (3-3) gave up four hits, two earned runs, three walks and struck out four while starting for Roger Clemens, who remains day-to-day after he left Monday's game with a strained right groin.
Jason Hirsh starts Saturday
(9/8/2006) Roger Clemens will not make his scheduled start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. He left Monday night's game at Philadelphia after five innings with a strained right groin. "He's just not ready to go," Astros manager Phil Garner said after hearing from Clemens, who is in Kentucky to watch his son, Koby, play for the Astros' Single-A Lexington Legends in the South Atlantic League division series. "He still feels it." Clemens is 6-4 with a 2.27 ERA in 15 starts. "There's a good chance he won't pitch until we get back home," Garner said. "Rocket knows very well how he feels."
Hirsh can't beat Mets
(9/2/2006) Houston rookie starter Jason Hirsh (2-3) allowed five hits and three runs in six innings while striking out four in his fifth major league start Saturday against the Mets.
Hirsh set for Saturday start
(9/2/2006) RHP Jason Hirsh, who will start Saturday's game against the Mets, said he's not too jittery. "(Manager Phil) Garner told me yesterday I was starting and asked me if I was nervous," Hirsh said. "I told him no, I'd let him be nervous for me. I just want to go out there and throw strikes and get ahead of guys early. I'll probably be a little nervous, but that will probably go away after the first pitch."
Jason Hirsh earns win
(8/27/2006) Jason Hirsh (2-2), a rookie right-hander making his fourth career start on Sunday at Pittsburgh, bounced back from a 14-0 loss Tuesday to Cincinnati pitch seven innings. He gave up one run and five hits in his second appearance in PNC Park in six weeks -- he also started the All-Star Futures Game for top prospects there on July 9, when he was still in the minors.
Hirsh lit up like Christmas tree
(8/23/2006) Top prospect Jason Hirsh was rocked in his third big-league appearance on Tuesday against Cincinnati. He allowed 10 runs on nine hits and five walks over 2 2/3 innings.
Hirsh gets first career victory
(8/18/2006) Jason Hirsh (1-1) allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday vs. the Brewers. He gave up three hits, walked four and struck out five in his second big-league start. "The guys took care of me earlier, congratulated me," Hirsh said afterward.
Hirsh to get three more starts
(8/15/2006) Manager Phil Garner says he'll stick with his current starting rotation until at least Aug. 28, the Astros' next off-day. That would give rookie Jason Hirsh at least three more starts. The right-hander was roughed up in his major league debut on Saturday, giving up three homers in Houston's 6-3 loss to San Diego. The 24-year-old Hirsh, who won 12 consecutive starts with Triple-A Round Rock before he was called up on Saturday, promises he'll pitch better the second time.
(8/13/2006) Russ Springer relieved a somewhat disappointing Jason Hirsh starting the fifth Saturday. "He was keyed up, may have had a little bit of anxiety," said Houston manager Phil Garner. "But he didn't seem overly nervous to me." Hirsh's first outing quickly fell apart after a solid first three innings. Hirsh, promoted from Triple-A Round Rock earlier in the day, was rocked in his major league debut. He had given up just five home runs all season in 23 starts in the minors. "I just wasn't as sharp as I hoped I would be," Hirsh said. "I was missing in and up and down. Obviously, some of those balls were hit pretty well."
Hirsh officially added to roster
(8/12/2006) The Astros designated OF Preston Wilson for assignment and recalled RHP Jason Hirsh from Triple-A Round Rock of the PCL. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright Wilson to the minor leagues.
Hirsh called up by Astros
(8/9/2006) Jason Hirsh is getting the call-up to start Saturday for the Astros, according to MiLB.com. He started Tuesday but threw only two innings, ending his outing after 25 pitches. Consider it a tune-up in anticipation of his big-league debut. Right-hander Taylor Buchholz and lefty Wandy Rodriguez were also considered.
Hirsh may debut next Saturday
(8/6/2006) The Astros' No. 5 starter's spot comes back up Saturday, Aug. 12, and there have been strong indications phenom Jason Hirsh could be the man for that spot. Also, Fernando Nieve is back up with the Astros in relief, but there is talk his starting days are over. He could be groomed as a late-inning reliever now, perhaps a future closer, according to MLB.com.
Hirsh solid in Futures Game start
(7/12/2006) RHP Jason Hirsh started for the U.S. in Sunday's Futures Game in Pittsburgh and threw one scoreless inning.
Astros prospect Hirsh heating up
(7/3/2006) Top Astros pitching prospect Jason Hirsh is 9-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 92 Ks in 104 1/3 innings through 17 starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
Hirsh has 3.02 ERA at Round Rock
(6/16/2006) Jason Hirsh is 7-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 65 Ks in 83 1/3 innings through 14 starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
Hirsh has 3.55 ERA at Round Rock
(5/18/2006) Jason Hirsh is 3-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 37 Ks in 45 2/3 innings through eight starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
Hirsh is 1-1 with a 5.75 ERA
(4/24/2006) Jason Hirsh is 1-1 with a 5.75 ERA and 19 Ks through 20 1/3 innings in his first four starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
Jason Hirsh sent to Round Rock
(3/15/2006) The Houston Astros optioned RHP Jimmy Barthmaier, RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Jason Hirsh and LHP Mark McLemore to Round Rock of the PCL. They also assigned RHP Jared Gothreaux, C J.R. House and C Alan Zinter to their minor league camp.
Hirsh hammered in relief job
(3/9/2006) RHP Jason Hirsh, the Astros' top pitching prospect, allowed four runs and seven hits over three innings of relief Wednesday. Hirsh gave up all four runs in the fourth inning, his first inning of work. After retiring the first two batters, he gave up five consecutive hits, including a two-run double to Gregg Zaun and an RBI double to John-Ford Griffin.
Astros' Hirsh gets one-year deal
(2/24/2006) The Astros agreed to terms with RHP Ezequiel Astacio, RHP Jason Hirsh (13-8, 2.87 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 29 starts in Double-A Corpus Christi) and C Humberto Quintero on one-year contracts.
Astros add Hirsh to roster
(11/21/2005) The Astros added right-handed pitchers Matt Albers (8-12, 4.66 ERA with 28 Class A starts), Jimmy Barthmaier (11-6, 2.27 ERA in 25 Class A starts), Jason Hirsh (13-8, 2.87 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 29 starts in Double-A Corpus Christi) and Felipe Paulino Del Guidice (3-3 with 64 strikeouts in 55 innings over 20 Class A games (7 starts)) to their 40-man roster Friday.