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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Brewers’ Adrian Houser pukes and rallies during game

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser showed on Saturday just how resilient he is.

The starter began the game against the Texas Rangers with two strikeouts before committing an error that allowed Elvis Andrus to reach base. As he walked back to the mound, Houser touched his stomach and showed signs of not feeling well. He crouched down behind the mound and vomited.

Manager Craig Counsell and the team’s trainer came out and gathered around him. Houser drank some water and said he was fine to continue, so he did. He then struck out Rougned Odor to end the inning.

After puking, Houser completely rallied. He retired 10 batters in a row after vomiting and began the game with seven strikeouts over four scoreless innings.

Interestingly, Houser threw up during an appearance last year. The circumstances behind that incident were different; Houser had just been called up and had hardly eaten before pitching that game. Maybe the nerves just get to him at the start of games, which wouldn’t be unusual for an athlete performing in front of a huge audience.

Brewers’ Adrian Houser jokes about vomiting on mound while pitching

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Adrian Houser had one of the worst experiences one could probably have on Sunday, but he kept his sense of humor about it.

Houser vomited twice on the mound while pitching the eighth inning of Milwaukee’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, which is enough to embarrass anyone. After the game, though, Houser wasn’t letting it get him down. In fact, he compared himself to Willie Beeman of Any Given Sunday fame when assessing the situation in the clubhouse.

One good thing that came out of the situation? Houser’s insistence on gutting it out and finishing the inning impressed his teammates.

You have to credit Houser. He kept it together, got through the inning, and laughed it off afterward.

Watch: Brewers reliever throws up twice while pitching

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Adrian Houser had a very rough afternoon on the mound Sunday, and not in the sense that a pitcher usually would.

Houser, who was just recalled to the majors Sunday morning, was brought into the game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 8th inning. After throwing his warmup pitches, Houser called a trainer out and immediately vomited behind the mound.

Unimpressed, the grounds crew simply watered down the grass, and Houser remained in the game.

Whatever was afflicting Houser wasn’t finished with him. After facing two batters, Houser vomited again, this time on the mound itself.

Video of the first bout of illness is here, though beware if you’re squeamish.

Remarkably, Houser managed to finish the inning, giving up two hits and a run.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen someone vomit on the mound, but this came after the outing was concluded. Seeing a pitcher get sick twice and pitch through it is certainly rather unprecedented.