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Roy Oswalt allows five runs in return

Sep 8, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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Roy Oswalt pitched for the first time since July 7, entering in the fourth inning against the Padres after starter Chad Bettis tossed three scoreless innings. Oswalt was finally deemed healthy after suffering a strained left hamstring. Unfortunately for the 36-year-old veteran, though, the Padres were ready for him, tagging him for five runs over three and one-third innings. Oswalt’s fastball averaged below 90 MPH and maxed out at 92 MPH according to Brooks Baseball.

The outing bumped Oswalt’s ERA up to 8.57 on the season, and he has now lost every one of his five starts. The Rockies are hoping to see something positive out of him going forward as they still may consider him for a rotation spot in 2014. But if he can’t recover his velocity and remains unable to fool opposing hitters, he may have trouble finding work next season.

  1. rollinghighwayblues - Sep 8, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    God bless Teams, please quit signing this guy.

  2. atleastimnotaraidersfan - Sep 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    He won’t have trouble finding work. I’m sure the rocks would love to have him in their rotation. They don’t se to desire anything better.

  3. straightouttavtown - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    The weird thing with Oswalt with K:BB ratio is still stellar. He just needs to stop signing with teams with extreme hitters park (Coors and Arlington). He kind of reminds me of Haren earlier this season. The stuff is still there. He just needs to go to an NL team with a pitcher park like San Diego.

    • beefytrout - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      why is that weird? it’s hard to walk people when they’re hitting every f**king thing you throw.

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    what I don’t understand is why in the world would a pitcher who is still looking to show he has something left sign with the Rockies and play in that pitchers death trap in Colorado. It’s just the wrong place to pitch in. Giants, Padres, D-backs, or seatle would be a lot better place to pitch in then Colorado. Im just saying it would make sense for a guy to try his luck there instead in a bomb zone. Just a thought.

  5. aceshigh11 - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Gotta admire this guy’s tenacity. He obviously really wants to pitch.

    • rje49 - Sep 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      He obviously really wants the money to pitch.

  6. thebadguyswon - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Take your head out of the stat sheet for a minute and watch him pitch. He clearly DOESNT have it.

  7. skipcastaneda - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Roy Oswalt’s problem is he thinks he’s a superstar. He seems to think he can play when he wants too. He thinks he can rescue a team. Why does he get so many chances?

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