Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Roy Oswalt was better than his line showed in his debut.The Colorado Rockies continued down the wrong path on an east coast road trip that is becoming a trend at least once a year for this franchise.The Rockies lost to the Washington Nationals 5-1 in Roy Oswalt's Rockies debut.With the anticipation of Oswalt, many will look at his line and point to him being a bust. The problem is, his line didn't tell the whole story of how he pitched. He went five innings and gave up four runs on nine hits. He struck out 11 and walked none.The four runs and just five innings isn't great. However, focus more on the last part of that line. Oswalt struck out 11 without walking a single batter. The concern was whether or not he would have his velocity. He was living around 93 MPH, with the ability to get a little higher than that, and his command was phenomenal, walking none.Oswalt threw 101 pitches, 70 of which were strikes. Pounding the strike zone is the key to any pitchers success. With Oswalt sti...
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