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.
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.
Adrian Houser was in good spirits after the game. "I got it all out," he joked. Day started at 5 a.m., flew into O'Hare, drove up to MP and arrived about 30 minutes before first pitch. Said the combination of travel and heat got to him.
“It happens. Like JJ said, trying to pull out my inner Willy Beeman.” – Adrian Houser, referring to his vomiting spell in the 8th, and comparing it to Any Given Sunday's Willie Beamen, who puked in the huddle in the 1999 movie.
One good thing that came out of the situation? Houser’s insistence on gutting it out and finishing the inning impressed his teammates.
Adrian Houser earned some points with his teammates for pitching through his issue today. "It was one of those things. But hey, he toughed it out," said Chase Anderson. "You tip your cap to that. That’s hard to do."
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.
Adrian Houser, a Brewers reliever, finished his warm ups and then yakked behind the mound.