Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/190 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Breese, Illinois
College: None
Draft: 2008 Sandwich pick by the
  • Associated Press

    García to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox

    Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning before leaving with no outs in the second because of discomfort in his right knee. Manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday that García would get the ball for Game 6 and said the Astros are confident the problem is behind García and he’ll be 100% healthy for Friday’s start.

  • Houston Chronicle

    Dusty Baker has to play it by ear with Astros' bullpen

    In his second year managing the Astros, Baker has established more traditionally defined roles for his pitching staff. Starters are expected to go at least five innings. Relievers can see their usage dictated by matchups but are mostly responsible for set innings.


    With Nate Eovaldi pitching lights out, the Red Sox are set up for the series, while the Astros face a mound of trouble

    Though the Red Sox righthander allowed three runs — his most in nine career playoff outings — he never seemed threatened. Over 5⅓ innings, he remained in command of both his five-pitch arsenal and the Astros lineup, allowing five hits (four singles and a double), walking one and striking out three. Come playoff time, I want Nate on the mound because he just seems to have it,” said J.D. Martinez.