Houser allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings in a no-decision versus the Royals on Friday.
Houser's struggles were not his fault alone -- the Brewers defense did him few favors -- but he was in line for the loss when he exited. The Brewers' six-run rally in the bottom of the fourth allowed Houser to escape the outing with no damage to his record. The 27-year-old now has a 5.33 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 50.2 innings this season. He's failed to pitch more than five innings in each of his last five starts. Houser's next start is expected to be Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Houser (1-5) allowed seven runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out five across four innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cubs.
Houser held the Cubs scoreless through three innings. However, a combination of poor control and shoddy defense resulted in seven runs crossing the plate over the next 12 batters Houser faced. Though it's hard to see in the overall line, there were promising aspects of the effort for Houser, as he generated 15 swinging strikes on 100 total pitches. Even so, it was another disappointing result, as Houser now has a 5.40 ERA with a 37:18 K:BB across 46.2 frames for the season. He's in line to take his next turn through the rotation Friday against Kansas City.
Houser (1-4) took the loss against Detroit on Tuesday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six.
Houser opened with three scoreless frames but was unable to complete five innings for the second time in his last three starts as the Marlins chased him in the fifth. To his credit, the right-hander was able to retire two batters in his final frame but left the bases loaded and was charged with three runs after he departed. Houser began the season with two strong starts but has been mediocre since, allowing 25 earned runs over 30.2 innings. He'll try to turn things around against St. Louis on Monday in his next scheduled start.
Houser gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk and struck out two over five innings in a no-decision versus the Tigers on Wednesday.
Houser didn't allow a homer, but that was about the extent of the positives Wednesday. He allowed nine hits for his third straight start. The 27-year-old saw his ERA rise to 4.97 with a 1.47 WHIP and 26 strikeouts across 38 innings. He still carries a 1-3 record into his next start, which lines up for next Wednesday in a rematch with the Tigers.
Houser (1-3) took the loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Reds, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
Two of the hits off Houser left the yard, as Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker went back-to-back in the third inning, and the right-hander has now served up at least one homer in every start but one this season. Houser's 4.36 ERA could be a lot worse, but it's headed in the wrong direction as he's allowed at least three runs in four straight outings. He'll try to turn things around in his next trip to the mound, at home against the Tigers on Tuesday.
Houser won't start as scheduled Wednesday against the Reds as the teams elected not to play in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
According to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, with Houser receiving the starting nod in the matinee.
Houser (1-2) allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings as he was charged with the loss Friday against the Pirates.
Houser only gave up one run over his first two starts this season, but he's been less effective in his three starts since. He allowed a season-high 10 baserunners Friday as the Brewers' pitching staff was unable to quell Pittsburgh's offense. The right-hander carries a 3.72 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 29 innings across five starts this season. He'll attempt to get back into the win column at home Wednesday against the Reds.
Houser allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five across five innings Saturday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Houser allowed two of his three earned runs in the first inning, initially giving up a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo before surrendering an RBI double to Ian Happ. However, after allowing a final run in the second frame, he settled in to retire the final eight batters he faced. Houser, who has a solid 3.27 ERA with 18 strikeouts across 22 innings this season, will draw his next start in a tough matchup at Minnesota on Thursday.
Houser (1-1) yielded four runs on six hits and a walk over five innings Monday, striking out four and taking the loss against Minnesota.
Houser was solid for most of the outing aside from a rough third inning; after allowing two hits and plunking a batter, the 27-year-old righty coughed up a massive grand slam to Eddie Rosario. He'll carry a 2.65 ERA into Saturday's road tilt with the Cubs.
Houser (1-0) earned the win Wednesday after holding the White Sox scoreless with five strikeouts across seven innings. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks.
In what turned into a pitcher's duel, Houser eclipsed his opponent Dallas Keuchel, spinning seven scoreless innings to snap Chicago's six-game winning streak. While the right-hander has yet to display consistency, the potential is certainly there. He's only allowed one run across two appearances this year, and closed out 2019 with a solid second half. His brilliance will be put to the test when the 27-year-old takes on a tough Tuesday matchup against the Twins.
Houser gave up one run on one hit and three walks over five innings Monday but didn't factor into the decision in a 6-5 extra-inning win over the Pirates. He struck out four.
Despite a strong outing, the right-hander was in line for a loss when he exited after 68 pitches (37 strikes), but both offenses came alive in the late innings to take him off the hook. Houser emerged as one of the Brewers' best starting options in the second half of 2019, and his first start of 2020 doesn't suggest that was a fluke.
Houser will start Monday's game in Pittsburgh, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
It originally seemed like he'd line up for Tuesday's start, but Houser will now presumably get a two-start week, with the second turn coming at home against the Cardinals.
Houser lines up to start Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
This is somewhat surprising, as Houser seemed like a logical candidate to start this weekend against the Cubs. He will get a better matchup against the Pirates, and should line up for a two-start week the following week.
Houser (thumb) covered 3.1 innings in Sunday's 11-3 exhibition loss to the Athletics, surrendering two hits and two walks while striking out three.
Houser's results were decent enough, but the more notable takeaway here is that he was able to keep ramping up his workload after a minor thumb injury resulted in a precautionary exit in his previous outing last week. The right-hander looks to have a spot in the Milwaukee rotation locked up, but he may not be trusted to work deep into games even on days he's pitching well. He only reached six innings three times in his 18 starts last season and lost out on some strikeouts as a result, though the Brewers' conservative use of him probably spared him of further damage to his ratios.
Houser (thumb) is starting Sunday's split-squad game against the Athletics.
The right-hander exited Monday's outing with thumb tightness, but his relatively quick return to game action confirms it was a precautionary measure. Houser solidified himself as a starter last year with a 3.72 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 117:37 K:BB over 111.1 innings, and he enters 2020 with a firm spot in the Brewers' rotation.
Houser's removal from his outing Monday against the White Sox due to thumb tightness was purely precautionary, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
General manager David Stearns didn't sound particularly concerned following the game, and the pitcher himself echoed similar sentiments Tuesday. It remains to be seen when he'll get back on the mound, but it doesn't sound as if a trip to the injured list to start the season is likely.
Houser left Monday's B game with thumb tightness, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Houser was scheduled to throw three innings in Monday's game, but he exited after 2.1 innings after he experienced a little thumb tightness. General manager David Stearns downplayed the severity following the game, saying that Houser left because he didn't want to push it. His status is worth monitoring going forward, but early reports are that the issue could be relatively minor.
Houser tossed two scoreless innings in Thursday's spring game against the Royals. He allowed one hit and one walk and struck out two.
Thursday's appearance was the second of the spring for Houser, who threw one more inning than he did four days before and gave up the same number of runs. Houser ended last season on a roll, and he's on track to open the season as either the Brewers' No. 2 or No. 3 starter.
Houser allowed a hit and a walk over four shutout innings Sunday, striking out five in the extra-innings loss to Colorado.
Houser left the game too early to earn a personal win but the Rockies tacking four unanswered runs on the Brewers' bullpen would've spoiled it anyway. The 26-year-old lowered his ERA to 3.72 alongside a 117:37 K:BB over 111.1 innings. Houser's season may be finished with Milwaukee facing a tough test in Washington for the NL Wild Card game.
Houser will start Sunday's game at Colorado, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
The 26-year-old receives the starting nod for the final game of the regular season as the Brewers have one last chance to potentially catch the Cardinals in the NL Central. Houser has a 3.52 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 58:15 K:BB over 53.2 innings (11 starts) since rejoining the starting rotation at the end of July, but he'll have a tall task at Coors Field on Sunday. The right-hander completed five innings during only one of his five starts in September as manager Craig Counsell has taken full advantage of the expanded bullpen options. It would be Houser's final start of the season should Milwaukee be unable to advance to the NLDS.
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