Brett Oberholtzer: The Up-and-Down Life of a Young Pitcher

When a kid is growing up and dreaming of playing in the big leagues, the dreams rarely include trips back to the minor leagues. But for most players who scale professional baseball’s Mount Everest, the pinnacle is actually reached repeatedly, with short trips down to Triple-A between them. Houston Astros left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer is living life on that yo-yo. In...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Unable to Figure out Cody Anderson in Loss

CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 9: Starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer #39 of the Houston Astros leaves the game during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) The Cleveland Indians sent rookie right hander Cody Anderson to the mound Thursday against the Houston Astros and he pitched like...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia held back after Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod (VIDEO)

Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia Goes Absolutely Bonkers After Astros Pitcher Throws At A-Rod

Badly struggling and with the Yankees up 6-0 on his Astros, Brett Oberholtzer threw at Alex Rodriguez and was eventually tossed from the game. Oberholtzer’s ejection didn’t stop Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia from wanting to murder everyone on the field, however. Your browser does not support iframes. CC hasn’t been himself for a few seasons, but it’s [&hellip The post...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros pitcher throws at Alex Rodriguez, is ejected, then demoted

Do his New York Yankees teammates have Alex Rodriguez's back? Thanks to Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, we know the answer is yes. In Saturday's game -- a 9-6 Yankees win -- Oberholtzer got off to an awful start, giving up six runs in less than 1 1/3 innings, including two homers, one a grand slam by Brian McCann. In the second inning, after Obertholtzer served up the...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Home Runs Galore! Yankees Beat Astros 9-6.

Of the 15 runs scored in the third game of a four game set between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, only two of them scored via a base hit that didn’t leave the yard. The Yankees and Astros hit three home runs each as they battled to a 9-6 final in favor of New York. In the early going, it looked like the Yankees might run away with the game as the team scored six runs...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston's Oberholtzer ejected for throwing at A-Rod

HOUSTON (AP) Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer has been ejected in the second for throwing at New York's Alex Rodriguez. Oberholtzer threw inside on Rodriguez and he jumped out of the way to avoid being hit. Oberholtzer was immediately ejected as Rodriguez stood at the plate with his hand on his left hip. Oberholtzer stomped to the dugout where he threw his glove and knocked over...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Oberholtzer Looks to Keep Pace Against the New York Yankees

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 12: Brett Oberholtzer #39 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images Since returning from his latest stint on the 15-day disabled list due to blisters on his throwing hand, Brett Oberholtzer has handled his business on the mound for the...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: June 27

​ For the second time in three days, there is no standout matchup on the MLB schedule, but we will bring you plenty of individual analysis in our “aces in isolation.” Check ’em out: Warm-Up Tosses Here’s a peek at today’s “aces in isolation:” Scott Kazmir (opposed by Kansas City’s Chris Young), Masahiro Tanaka (Houston’s Brett Oberholtzer), Matt Harvey...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros vs. The Space Program

Houston, we have a problem. The Angels host the first place Astros for the next three games, and this whole thing can go one of three ways. The Angels can either gain a whole bunch of ground on the Colt 45’s, they could continue to tread water, or the could fall even further behind with the season getting ready to turn over to July. That last one is obviously not the optimal outcome...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies manager Walt Weiss ejected over replay review

Rockies manager Walt Weiss was ejected during the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros. Astros manager A.J. Hinch challenged a safe call at second base which appeared to be correctly overturned upon review. Weiss was upset, but not about the call. He took issue with the procedure in the replay review. Per, Weiss said:"Pitcher on the rubber, batter...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros-Rockies Preview

After finding a groove in their return home, the Houston Astros' lineup will try to stay in it when the team travels to a park that's usually proved kind to hitters. The Astros head to Coors Field to play two more games against the Colorado Rockies beginning Wednesday night. Houston (38-28) batted .201 and scored 16 runs in a seven-game losing streak that included six contests away...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Houston Astros Begin To Worry?

The Houston Astros at 36-28 still lead the division by 2.5 games over the surging Texas Rangers which is still very good. There might be no reason to worry considering that more injuries could unceremoniously hit the Rangers at any moment in time, and the Angels sure aren’t on fire. The Mariners are still very much a mess and Oakland can’t seem to build any consistency with their...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Wake Up Bats In Minute Maid Return, Oberholtzer stymies Mariners

After losing seven straight and being swept by both Toronto and Chicago on their last road trip, the Astros (35-27) woke up the bats to score 8 runs in the first inning off of the Mariners (27-34) and Felix Hernandez (9-3). Hernandez only recorded one out, a strikeout against Astros rookie Carlos Correa, before being pulled. Jose Altuve got the inning started with an infield single...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Oberholtzer Throws Eight Scoreless Innings in Bounce Back win for Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 12: Brett Oberholtzer #39 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) For Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, the 2015 MLB season has been one filled with ups and downs. After struggling with a mild lat strain and an illness early...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Oberholtzer set to Make his Second Return from the DL

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 10: Brett Oberholtzer #39 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, Brett Oberholtzer, is set to make his second return from the DL Monday...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles-Astros Preview

Brett Oberholtzer hopes the second time is the charm, at least, in terms of returns from the same injury this season. The Houston Astros hope for no setbacks as Oberholtzer makes his second start of the season Monday night against the visiting Baltimore Orioles. Oberholtzer (0-0, 3.00 ERA) comes off the disabled list for a second time. He initially suffered a blister on his left...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Roberto Hernandez Looks to Prove Himself Against White Sox

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 28: Roberto Hernandez #56 of the Houston Astros pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 28, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) With Brett Oberholtzer likely to return to begin a four game home series against the Baltimore Orioles, Roberto Hernandez has one more shot...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Phenom Lance McCullers Makes an Early Splash

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports) 21-year-old Lance McCullers has made an enviable start to his professional career, notching his first career win against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Through two starts, McCullers has an ERA of 2.53 and...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cabrera, Tigers try for third straight victory over Astros Saturday

The Detroit Tigers have been the AL's best team in day games so far this season, and Miguel Cabrera's performances have played a significant role. The slugger will carry a 10-game hit streak into Saturday afternoon's matchup with the Houston Astros and try to lead the Tigers to their longest run of victories since the opening week (3 p.m. pregame, 4:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lance McCullers to Make his Major League for the Houston Astros

Jun 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; West pitcher Lance McCullers throws against the East All Stars in the first inning during the Midwest League-All Star Game at Fifth Third Field. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Lance McCullers’ time with the Houston Astros Triple A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, was short lived. McCullers was informed exactly one day after being promoted...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros still seeking fifth starter consistency

At 22-13 going into play Friday, the Houston Astros are off to such a strong start it may be hard to identify any glaring weaknesses. However, the inconsistency and lack of a reliable fifth starter is one area with which the club is looking to make an improvement. Lefty Brett Oberholtzer made a start on Wednesday but was sent back on the 15-day disabled list due to an ongoing blister...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Oberholtzer Makes Early Exit for the Houston Astros

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 10: Brett Oberholtzer #39 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium on March 10, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Three innings of work was all she wrote for pitcher Brett Oberholtzer in his season debut. Oberholtzer and the...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston's Springer returns after concussion

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been activated from the concussion disabled list and is in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants. Springer was injured when he crashed headfirst into a wall making a catch on May 5 against Texas. He singled as the designated hitter in a rehabilitation start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Also...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Hitters for 5.13.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Buster Posey has a great matchup today against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros at Minute Maid Park. In his career against LHP,  Full Article »
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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