|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||2/2/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 235 lbs|
|From||Locust Grove, OK|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 2|
Houser (6-6) took the loss Friday as the Brewers were routed 10-0 by the Cardinals, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks over three innings while striking out five.
Paul Goldschmidt's third-inning grand slam accounted for all the damage off Houser, but that was more than enough with Milwaukee's bats coming up empty on the night. The right-hander will carry a 3.84 ERA and 104:36 K:BB through 98.1 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Padres.
Houser allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over four innings Sunday, striking out six batters in the win over the Cubs. He did not factor in the decision.
Houser gave up all three runs during an ugly third inning. The 26-year-old had allowed exactly one earned run in each of his previous five outings and his ERA now sits at 3.59. Houser will take the mound in St. Louis on Friday.
Houser threw 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Monday, giving up one earned run on five hits, striking out six and walking two as the Brewers eventually fell 3-2 in 10 innings.
He did well to hold a tough Astros lineup to a single run, but Houser couldn't quite reach the five-inning threshold that would have qualified him for a decision, as he wasn't very efficient in tossing 98 pitches. The 26-year-old is still posting respectable numbers in 2019, as he's got a 3.45 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a 93:32 K:BB over 91.1 innings.
Houser (hip) is listed as the Brewers' starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Astros.
Houser's inclusion on the Brewers' pitching schedule to begin the upcoming week implies that the left hip discomfort that prompted his early exit in Tuesday's outing against the Cardinals won't be a hindrance moving forward. While he'll get a tough draw against a powerful Houston offense, Houser could make for a decent lineup option in weekly leagues with a second turn set to come the following weekend versus the Cubs. Houser has posted a 2.43 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB in 33.1 innings in his six starts since rejoining the Milwaukee rotation July 30.
Houser (hip) said after his early departure in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals that he's hopeful to make his next turn through the rotation Sept. 2 versus the Astros, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Houser was cruising along to his fourth straight strong start in a row Tuesday before being pulled after five innings with left hip discomfort. When speaking to the media about the matter afterward, Houser said he didn't feel he had his best command while pitching through the issue, prompting the Brewers to pull him from the contest early. After receiving treatment from the training staff over the next few days, Houser believes he'll be good to go next week. If Houser doesn't progress as quickly as hoped, a team off day Thursday coupled with the expanded roster in September would allow the Brewers to give the righty as much time as he needs to heal up without having to place him on the injured list.