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The Colorado Rockies have officially announced that Roy Oswalt will start on Thursday against the Washington Nationals, marking both the 2013 season debut for Oswalt.After signing a minor league contract with Colorado on May 2, Oswalt has been dominant in his time at Double-A Tulsa. In five starts with the Tulsa Drillers, Oswalt has posted a 3-2 record and 2.16 ERA along with a 25/7 strikeout to walk ratio in 33 1/3 innings of work.In his most recent start on June 14, Oswalt went 8 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering five hits and striking out seven batters while walking just one in a 9-1 victory for Tulsa.After an injury-marred season for the Texas Rangers last year, in which he posted a 5.80 ERA in 17 games (nine of which were starts, as the Rangers relegated Oswalt to bullpen duty towards the end of the season).In 335 career starts, Oswalt has posted a 163-96 record and 3.28 ERA, in addition to a 1818/511 strikeout to walk ratio in 2213.0 innings of work. Over 12 seasons, Oswalt has registered two 20-win seasons (2004-05) and finished in the top five for Cy Young Award voting five times.
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The Colorado Rockies are two games over .500 and in second place in the National League West. Did anyone expect that? Did Roy Oswalt expect that would be the case as he closed in on making his 2013 debut? Oswalt is set to make his debut Thursday, and he will be doing so for a team that's in contention.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post confirmed the expectations that Oswalt...
Roy Oswalt could provide the boost the Rockies need.The last time the Colorado Rockies won a game in Canada, it was against the Montreal Expos.The Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies on Wednesday, winning 5-2. The series that starts the longest road trip of the season for the Rockies might be a bad sign for this club moving forward.No one would dare say...
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1. Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
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Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to alert the reader to how veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt is making his debut...
The Rockies are a better team if Jeff Francis is part of the pastnot a part of the future.This Colorado Rockies lost their best player last week. However, that didn't stop them from finishing the week just one-half game out of first place.The prevailing feeling among Rockies fans is cautious optimism. Everyone wants to believe that the team that was 1/2 a game out of first place...
It has to be hard for a veteran player to be relegated to the minors, but that has been the case for pitcher Roy Oswalt. The 13-year veteran has been in the farm system for the Colorado Rockies for the last six weeks, but it looks like his time there could soon be coming to a close. Troy Renck
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The Colorado Rockies will option starting pitcher Jeff Francis to Triple-A prior to Thursday’s game. Roy Oswalt will be called up on Thursday and assume the roster and rotation spot of Francis.
Francis will have the option of choosing to become a free agent rather then report to Colorado Springs.
Interest from other teams should be thin as Francis has struggled...
Jorge De La Rosa was phenomenal on Monday night.When your team is 1/2 a game out of first place, there is no such thing as a positive loss. However, if there was such a thing, it happened to the Colorado Rockies on Monday.The Rockies left the country for the first time in six seasons, and in the process, accomplished something that feels like hasn't happened in another six years...
The Colorado Rockies have purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Logan Kensing from their Triple-A Colorado Springs minor league affiliate. To make room for him, they have optioned right-handed reliever Chris Volstad to the same minor league affiliate.
Kensing has been dominant in Triple-A this year, keeping his earned run average to a very respectable 2.57. Kensing, who...
The Colorado Rockies are near the top of the NL West despite a struggling rotation.
He may be past his prime, but the Rockies are hoping Roy Oswalt can give the pitching staff a lift when he makes his season debut in the opener of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Colorado (37-36) signed the 35-year-old Oswalt to a minor league contract May 2,...
The New York Mets have traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young Jr.
The Mets announced the deal Tuesday night after sweeping a doubleheader at Atlanta. New York designated outfielder Collin Cowgill for assignment.
Young hit .242 with one home run, six RBI and eight stolen bases in 57 games this season before Colorado designated him for...
Carlos Gonzalez earns the PoTW nod after slugging his way through past seven days, with a total of six extra-base hits in six games.
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The New York Mets have acquired Eric Young in a trade with the Colorado Rockies. Young was sent to the Mets in exchange for pitcher Collin McHugh.
While with the Rockies the speedy Young hit just .242/.290/.352 over 57 games.
In order to make room for Young on the roster the Mets designated outfielder Colin Cowgill for assignment. The Mets figure to offer Young...
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