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Brett Oberholtzer becomes first Astro to throw a complete game in 2013

Sep 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

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24-year-old rookie Brett Oberholtzer blanked the Mariners over nine innings this afternoon, becoming the first Astro to throw a complete game since Jordan Lyles on September 30 last year. Lyles was also the last to throw a shutout.

Oberholtzer allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out five. Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma was nearly as good, holding the Astros scoreless through seven on six hits and a walk while striking out seven. The Astros victimized reliever Charlie Furbush in the eighth to give their starter some support. Jose Altuve and Jason Castro hit back-to-back doubles to lead off the eighth. Castro would later score on a bunt single by Brandon Barnes.

Oberholtzer worked around a one-out single in the ninth to wrap up the shutout.

Player Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO Pit
Jordan Lyles 2012-09-30 HOU MIL W 7-0 9.0 4 0 0 1 3 103
Lucas Harrell 2012-06-27 HOU SDP W 1-0 9.0 6 0 0 4 7 109
Dallas Keuchel 2012-06-23 HOU CLE W 8-1 9.0 6 1 1 1 3 108
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Generated 9/1/2013.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Congratulations to the kid. Houston does have some good young players that thy can build with.

  2. jeffa43 - Sep 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Game after game the kid just attacks the zone… 113 pitches, 83 strikes….

    We got a lot of solid young talent. Lyles is the youngest, and with Cosart, Peacock, and Obey1.. it is starting to look good. Cant wait to see Springer next year.

  3. fearthehoody - Sep 2, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Against my M’s, big whoop! They couldnt hit water jumpin from a boat

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