• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Astros designate pitcher Roberto Hernandez for assignment

    Veteran pitcher Roberto Hernandez will be designated for assignment by the Astros to make room for the return of infielder Jed Lowrie, the team announced Wednesday. Hernandez started and relieved for the Astros, compiling a 3-5 record and 4.36 ERA in 20 appearances with the team. "It's a sad day when Roberto has to go off our team," manager A.J. Hinch told the Houston Chronicle. "He's done everything we've asked."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Astros Roberto Hernandez gets win in relief

    Astros reliever Roberto Hernandez pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the win against Boston on Friday. Hernandez recorded his first win since May 19, snapping a two-decision losing streak. He's now 3-5 on the year. Hernandez retired the side on nine pitches. He had his third scoreless outing in a row and fifth in the last six appearances.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Astros RP Roberto Hernandez saves bullpen on Saturday

    After throwing 1 1/3 innings in relief on Friday, Astros right-hander Roberto Hernandez was a bullpen-saver on Saturday. Starter Brett Oberholtzer was ejected in the second inning and Hernandez came on to toss 3 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. He allowed one hit and three walks while striking out two. The Astros wound up losing 9-6 to the Yankees, but Hernandez certainly did his job on Saturday. Hernandez has flourished since moving to the bullpen. In five relief appearances, Hernandez has given up one earned run over 13 innings pitched.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Astros moving Roberto Hernandez to bullpen

    The Astros are planning to move pitcher Roberto Hernandez into the bullpen as they make room for highly regarded prospect Vincent Velasquez, per MLB.com. Hernandez has made 11 starts for the Astros this season, but largely has been ineffective, posting a 2-5 record with a 5.18 ERA. He has dropped his last two decisions while giving up nine earned runs.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Roberto Hernandez drops second straight for Astros

    Astros starter Roberto Hernandez lost his second straight start to Toronto on Friday night, dropping to 2-5 on the year. Hernandez gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked two, struck out one and gave up a pair of home runs. His next start is Wednesday, at the White Sox.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Astros' Roberto Hernandez allows five runs in loss Sunday

    Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez was stuck with a loss on Sunday, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 6-0 defeat against the White Sox. Hernandez (2-4) has allowed four earned runs or more in three of his last four starts, managing just 10 strikeouts against nine walks during that stretch. He had his team in a 4-0 hole by the end of the third inning on Sunday and was unable to receive any run support to erase the deficit. "That third inning the pitches weren't bad," Hernandez said to the Houston Chronicle. "A lot of grounders, but that's something I can't control. We'll march forward without dropping our head." Hernandez owns a 4.92 ERA and 30:18 K:BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros make a change to rotation plans for White Sox series

    With an off-day Thursday, the Astros made a slight change to their rotation. Lance McCullers will still start the series opener Friday against the White Sox, but Dallas Keuchel is being moved up to Saturday to pitch on regular rest and Roberto Hernandez is being pushed back to Sunday.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Astros SP Roberto Hernandez has worst outing of season

    Astros starter Roberto Hernandez didn't have his best stuff Sunday and it resulted in the veteran's worst outing of the season. However, Houston's late rally got Hernandez off the hook and a no-decision in the team's 10-8 victory over the Tigers. Hernandez allowed seven runs and nine hits in just five innings of work. Prior to Sunday, he hadn't given up more than four runs in any of his previous eight starts. Hernandez saw his ERA rise to 4.77 after the shaky outing.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez earns win with six solid IP

    Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings Tuesday to take the win against the Athletics. Hernandez surrendered a solo home run to Max Muncy in the sixth inning. The win was Hernandez's first in four starts. "I'm very happy pitching this way," Hernandez said through a translator. "I hope to continue to stay in the game as long as I can." The right hander has now gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts. Hernandez returns to the mound for his next start Sunday in Detroit.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Astros' Roberto Hernandez gives up four in no decision

    Astros starter Roberto Hernandez gave up four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Hernandez left with a no decision in Thursday's win over Toronto. Hernandez walked three and didn't strike out a batter. He threw 85 pitches, 53 strikes. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday, against Oakland.