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Brett Oberholtzer | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Oberholtzer made a couple starts while Dallas Keuchel (wrist) was banged up, but Keuchel is ready to rejoin the rotation Friday. The left-hander holds a 4.66 ERA over 11 starts this season. Jul 4 - 3:57 PM

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Brett Oberholtzer was whipped for five runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Angels.

Oberholtzer had been clinging to his "sixth starter" designation by the skin of his fingernails, and this start may make it easy for Houston to demote him again. The left-hander was 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in his first seven starts for Houston, but had gone 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his three outings since prior to tonight's uneven performance. We expect Oberholtzer to get shipped to the minors; if the Astros show mercy, his turn in the rotation would come up again against the Rangers next week.
Jul 4 - 1:15 AM

Brett Oberholtzer tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Oberholtzer pitched well in his return to the major league level, limiting a dangerous Tigers offense to five hits and two walks while pitching into the seventh inning. But the Houston bullpen again faltered. Oberholtzer owns a 4.40 ERA this season in the bigs.
Jun 28 - 7:57 PM

Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer pitched well in his two starts since rejoining the rotation, but the Astros have decided to go back to a normal five-man setup. The southpaw will be back later this summer.
Jun 1 - 11:19 AM

Brett Oberholtzer stifled the Orioles offensive attack in Friday's victory, surrendering just one run on four hits over seven strong frames.

Oberholtzer struck out just one without walking a batter on the evening. The only run that they could muster came on an RBI single off the bat of J.J. Hardy in the second inning. Even with the nice effort though, Oberholtzer still owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio through 51 innings on the season and should probably be avoided for Thursday's matchup against the Angels.
May 31 - 12:21 AM

The Astros will go with a six-man rotation for at least one more turn.

That means Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched well in a spot start Saturday, will get another start rather than go to the bullpen. Even if he pitches well his next time out, the southpaw could be bound for relief or Triple-A.
May 28 - 10:35 AM

Brett Oberholtzer finally notched his first win of the year after allowing three runs -- two earned -- in six innings against the Mariners on Saturday.

He struck out a season-high eight. Oberholtzer was 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts for the Astros before being sent down on May 9. This was supposed to be just a spot start for him, but perhaps he's earned his way back into Houston's rotation. We'll see.
May 25 - 1:50 AM

Astros recalled LHP Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer, who was demoted on May 9, will make a spot start Saturday against the Mariners. He had a 3.75 ERA in two starts for the RedHawks after going 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts for Houston.
May 24 - 2:36 AM

Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer is the odd man out with Scott Feldman returning from the disabled list. The left-hander certainly can't make a case that he was given the boot unfairly, as he held a 5.68 ERA over seven starts. He should get another shot later this summer.
May 9 - 1:57 PM

Brett Oberholtzer fell to 0-6, allowing four runs in six innings in Tuesday's start against the Tigers.

Oberholtzer's six losses lead baseball, ignominiously so. While Oberholtzer hasn't pitched well -- he has a 5.68 ERA -- the Astros scored just one run while he was the pitcher of record Tuesday, and had scored eight runs total for him in his six starts entering the night. Overall, Overholtzer allowed nine hits, including a solo home run to Miguel Cabrera, and issued one walk while striking out four. If Oberholtzer wants to grab his first win in his next start, he'll have to do it on the road against the Orioles.
May 6 - 11:16 PM

Brett Oberholtzer gave up six runs and 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.

Oberholtzer might be due for a Triple-A stint after his latest loss. It's hardly entirely his fault that he's 0-5, but his 5.62 ERA and 1.56 WHIP are less than impressive. The Astros could send him down with Scott Feldman coming back.
Apr 30 - 11:30 PM

Brett Oberholtzer took his fourth loss of the season after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the Athletics.

Oberholtzer had been on a roll for the Astros, but the A's put the kibosh on that. The lefty surrendered eight hits -- including two home runs -- and walked two while striking out four. Home runs hadn't been much of a problem for him entering the start. He'll try to turn things around against the Nationals next.
Apr 24 - 11:58 PM

Brett Oberholtzer held the A's to one run in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.

Chad Qualls blew the save and took the loss as the A's rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Oberholtzer surrendered eight hits and two walks, but did well in damage control. The 24-year-old left-hander is 0-3 but owns a nice 3.04 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings this season. He'll hope for better luck next week when he faces the A's again at home.
Apr 19 - 7:20 PM

Brett Oberholtzer allowed one run on five hits over seven innings but took the loss against the Rangers on Sunday.

Oberholtzer struck out seven while not walking a batter in the start. Unfortunately for him, the Rangers' starter, Martin Perez, was equally as effective. Oberholtzer moved to 0-3 with a 3.50 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season, and he'll look for a better result against the Athletics next weekend.
Apr 13 - 5:33 PM

Brett Oberholtzer allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings and took home the loss in Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays.

Oberholtzer wasn't awful, allowing only three hits, but he walked three and served up Jose Bautista's fourth homer of the year in the first inning. The lefty also struck out three. Oberholtzer had decent results in a small sample of innings last season, but a mediocre ability to generate swings and misses may hamper his ability to enjoy success in the long term.
Apr 8 - 10:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10David Martinez
11Jose Cisnero