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Scott Michael Oberg (born March 13, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Scott Oberg
Scott Oberg on July 31, 2016 (cropped).jpg
Oberg with the Rockies in 2016
Colorado Rockies – No. 45
Pitcher
Born: (1990-03-13) March 13, 1990 (age 29)
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 2015, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record18–8
Earned run average3.85
Strikeouts234
Teams

CareerEdit

Oberg played college baseball at the University of Connecticut for the Huskies from 2009 to 2012. In 2011, he underwent Tommy John surgery.[1] Oberg was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[2][3] He signed with the Rockies and made his professional debut with the Grand Junction Rockies.[4] In 2013, he played for the Modesto Nuts.[5] Pitching for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in 2014, Oberg appeared in only 27 games due to injury.[6]

When the Rockies placed John Axford on family leave on April 12, 2015, the Rockies promoted Oberg to the major leagues.[7][8]

Oberg was the winning pitcher in the 2018 National League Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs, becoming the first reliever to win a postseason game when facing at least four batters and striking out all of them.[9]

On August 19, the Rockies placed Oberg on the 60-day injured list due to issues with blood clots in his arms, ending his season.[10] In 2019, Oberg produced a 6–1 record with a 2.25 ERA, 5 saves, and 58 strikeouts in 56 innings.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After setbacks, Tewksbury's Oberg climbing the ladder". lowellsun.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Colorado Rockies draft Scott Oberg". Homenewshere.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Tewksbury High Alum Scott Oberg Drafted By Colorado Rockies". Tewksbury, Massachusetts Patch. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Tewksbury's Oberg making his first pitch with Rockies". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Oberg continues to climb ladder in professional baseball". Homenewshere.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Oberg's terrific season cut short". Homenewshere.com. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Rockies place John Axford on family medical emergency list, call up Scott Oberg". denverpost.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Hartford Courant (April 12, 2015). "Former UConn Pitcher Oberg Called Up By Rockies". courant.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "Pitching Game Finder: In the Postseason, From 1903 to 2018, Pitcher Won, as Reliever, (requiring BF>=4, SO>=4 and BF=SO), sorted by greatest SO". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  10. ^ RotoWire Staff (August 19, 2019). "Rockies' Scott Oberg: Moves to 60-day IL". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Nick Groke (August 18, 2019). "Scott Oberg suffers another blood clot, leaving the Rockies concerned about the future of their best reliever". The Athletic. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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