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Roy Oswalt goes two scoreless in Triple-A start

Jun 2, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

Roy Oswalt AP

Making his 2012 debut after signing with the Rangers earlier this week, Roy Oswalt threw 34 pitches in two scoreless innings for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.

Oswalt gave up a single, a walk and an infield single to start the game, but he got out of that jam with a strikeout and a double-play ball. He gave up another single in the second before finishing his outing.

According to Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News, Oswalt was at 91-92 mph consistently with his fastball. That would qualify as a nice surprise even if the gun was a little fast. Oswalt averaged 91.4 mph with his fastball with the Phillies last season, down from 93-94 mph in his prime.

Oswalt is likely to make at least three more minor league starts before joining the Rangers.

  1. lrak76 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Eat shit, Nolan.

  2. makeham98 - Jun 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    3 more starts to get in shape for the 60 day disabled list.

  3. dawgpoundmember - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    as a tiger fan from toledo who took a 12 hour trip to north Carolina that took 16 hours, it is something i am glad to hear, tigers needed starting pitching and i still feel dirks is still the best trade value they have….i knew oswalt would be considered but with porcello struggling to get quality starts id figure a trade would be long term towards late july….not seeing how oswalt thrown it gives dombowski an easier relief about not getting him in the off season

  4. drewzducks - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    Could have swore that was Kevin Brown in that photo.

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