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Roy Oswalt struggles again

Jun 13, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

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Roy Oswalt had a hard time in his last start at Triple-A Round Rock.  Last night he took it down a notch, pitching for Double-A Frisco. And the results were actually worse.

Oswalt allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over just 3 1/3 innings. He also threw a wild pitch. It took him 85 pitches to not even make it through the fourth inning.

Oswalt is scheduled to make one more minor league start. Anyone wanna try A-ball?

  1. itsacurse - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    I’m constantly reading conflicting reports about whether he’s “struggling” or just “building up arm strength” and not focusing on results. I guess his return to the majors is imminent either way and we’ll see.

    • paperlions - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Even if he is just “working on his stuff” and “building arm strength”….shouldn’t he be able to accidentally fool AA hitters? I’m sure the Rangers would feel better about it if he got some guys out while getting up to speed.

      • itsacurse - Jun 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM

        you’d definitely feel BETTER about it, but it’s also not a death sentence is all I’m saying.

      • paperlions - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

        I agree. I just think it’ll take more time for him to be ready to contribute that the 4-5 starts he talked about when he was signed. He’s older, coming off injury, and a longer time of not playing competitive baseball than he is used to…not surprising that he under-estimated how long it would take for him to be ready. Right now, the hitters are WAY ahead of him, he’s about in the shape you would expect when hitters report to ST…he’s got work to do before he can really help the Rangers.

  2. stex52 - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    If he really wanted to pitch this year it probably would have made sense to go ahead and sign before ST. I could be wrong, but 85 pitches in four innings does not sound like a tune up.

  3. makeham98 - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Midseason form, make room on the 60 day DL.

    • chew1985 - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      Agreed. Who do the Rangers think they are wasting money on a Medicare-ready baseball has-been—the Phillies?

  4. patriots55 - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    His first playing time in year give him about 5. Or so starts

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