Former Phillie and current Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt got off to a really lousy start for the Rangers this year. REALLY lousy. He got six starts and had a 6.49 ERA. Thanks to the big bats on the Rangers, he actually got three wins. Clearly he had no business being in the starting rotation, so the Rangers sent Oswalt to the bullpen when they traded for Ryan Dempster.
Oswalt's last lousy start game on July 30th when he gave up eight runs in 5 2/3 innings. Since then, he pitched two innings on August 2nd.
Today, August 5, Oswalt pitched two more. Then apparently Oswalt decided to take himself out of the game. Evan Grant, the Rangers beat writer wrote a piece where Rangers manager Ron Washington got to talk about it:
“He said he had enough. To get anymore, you have to ask him.”
Rangers fans are NOT happy. Look at all these tweets from ticked off Rangers fans:
That barely scratches the surface. Do a quick search for "Oswalt" and you'll see lots...