Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 3 weeks ago

Hernandez has been removed from the Astros' rotation and will pitch out of the bullpen moving forward, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Hernandez has had trouble keeping runners off the bases and runs off the scoreboard over his last few starts, so the Astros decided it was time for a role change, and he will not take the ball as scheduled Wednesday. Hernandez, who figures to serve as the Astros' primary long reliever moving forward, will be replaced in the rotation by prospect Vincent Velasquez.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 4 weeks ago

Hernandez allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits, walking two and striking out one over 5.2 innings of a 6-2 loss against Toronto on Friday night.

Taking on Toronto's high-powered offense in the Rogers Centre is demanding on a pitcher's best nights, and this wasn't one of those for Hernandez (2-5, 5.18 ERA). He's now allowed four or more runs in four of his last five starts, and with his low strikeout rate, is probably a poor option in fantasy circles going forward.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 1 month ago

Hernandez (2-4) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts over 5.2 innings during Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox.

The veteran right-hander has really struggled as of late, giving up four earned runs or more in three of his last four starts. He'll carry a 4.92 ERA into his next scheduled start at Toronto on Friday.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 1 month ago

Hernandez (2-3) held Oakland to two runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings in Monday's 6-4 win.

All three of Hernandez's strikeouts came in the first inning after issuing a lead-off walk to Coco Crisp. The veteran right-hander tossed 105 pitches (67 for strikes), but was able to best Sonny Gray in a match up of AL West division rivals. Hernandez will face a difficult test for his next start Sunday at Detroit.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 2 months ago

Hernandez (1-3) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with no strikeouts over 6.1 innings Thursday, but didn't factor into the decision against Toronto.

Hernandez allowed back-to-back home runs to Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning, but the veteran right-hander settled down afterwards and pitched effectively until he ran into trouble again in the seventh inning. He'll carry a 4.12 ERA into his next scheduled start Tuesday against Oakland.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 2 months ago

Hernandez pitched well Saturday night, going 7.2 innings while allowing two runs on six hits in the 2-0 loss to the Angels.

Hernandez was just one out shy of a complete game Saturday and he would have stayed in if he didn't hit Mike Trout with a pitch in the 7th inning. Hernandez will look o build off this strong start when he hosts Toronto next Thursday in an off-limits matchup for fantasy.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 2 months ago

Hernandez (1-2) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and two walks with a strikeout over six-plus innings Sunday, but didn't factor into the decision against the Mariners.

Hernandez was actually in line for the win through six innings before allowing three straight hits to open the seventh without recording an out. The veteran right-hander was lifted for Astros reliever Tony Sipp, who failed to hold his inherited runners and allowed Seattle to tie the game after they were down 6-2 to start the inning. Hernandez may have a difficult time turning around his fortunes in his upcoming nod Friday against the Angels in Anaheim.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 2 months ago

Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings Tuesday at San Diego to earn his first win of the season.

Hernandez (1-2) has been efficient in three of his four starts this season and sits on a 3.80 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB ratio over 23.2 innings. He'll make his next start Sunday at home against the Mariners.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 2 months ago

Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts over seven innings Wednesday night against the Mariners, but took the loss to fall to 0-2 this season.

Seattle did all their damage against Hernandez early in the game, scoring one run apiece in the first, third and fourth innings. The veteran right-hander cruised from the fifth through seventh innings, however, facing the minimum number of batters while the Astros tried to get back into it. While Houston fell short in the 3-2 loss, Hernandez pitched well on the road against a division rival. He'll carry a 3.57 ERA into his next scheduled start at San Diego on Tuesday.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 3 months ago

Hernandez pitched 4.2 innings in the loss to the Rangers Saturday.

Hernandez gave up five hits and five runs, with only one earned run. He struck out two batters while walking four. When Brett Oberholtzer returns from a finger injury, Hernandez's position in the rotation could be in jeopardy.