Astros set 3-game series K mark vs. O's

Despite all the great strikeout pitchers the Astros have had through the years -- J.R. Richard, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Roger Clemens, Billy Wagner and Roy Oswalt, to name a few -- they've never had a staff achieve what it did in sweeping the Orioles.
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Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

Corey Oswalt recorded a career-high eight strikeouts in the Cyclones’ win Tuesday night. (Photo by Jim Mancari BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Talk about a complete 360-degree turnaround. Just one night after an embarrassing loss, the Brooklyn Cyclones (3-2) excelled in all facets of the game Tuesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island, as they notched a 5-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oswalt visits Astros camp

Recently retired Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt wasn't tempted to rethink his retirement when he dropped by Houston's camp on Thursday. He was, however, reminded by Roger Clemens that retirement doesn't necessarily mean the end of a career. Oswalt joked: ''Roger came in and told me anyone can retire once, so he may be challenging me. I don't know.'' Joking aside, the three-time All...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retires, ending his career far too soon

On Tuesday, long-time Houston Astros starting pitcher Roy Oswalt retired at the age of just 36. There will be no serious Hall of Fame discussion about Oswalt, and that's probably justified, but Oswalt's career looked like it was on a Hall of Fame track before it was derailed later on. Oswalt finished in the top five of NL Cy Young voting five times in the first six years of...
Via The Outside Corner
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retiring after 13 seasons in majors

Right-hander Roy Oswalt is retiring after 13 major league seasons. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt's retirement Tuesday and said the pitcher would come to work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA. His best season came with Houston in 2004, when he went 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA. The durable righty - a three-time All-Star and 2006 NL...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back: How Good Was Roy Oswalt?

For an entire decade, Roy Oswalt was synonymous with elite pitching.  Outside of his rookie season and the 2003 season, Oswalt proved healthy and started at least 30 games.  From 2001 until the 2010 MLB season, 7 pitchers started more games and only CC Sabathia & Roy Halladay won more games.  He only struck out 200 hitters in a season twice ('02, '04) but Roy Oswalt finished...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt retires from baseball

Roy Oswalt has retired from baseball. Oswalt, 36, will finish his career with a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 13 big league seasons. A perennial Cy Young candidate during the first half of his career with the Houston Astros, Oswalt was a three time All-Star. He last pitched a full season in 2010 and struggled during nine games with Colorado last season...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No Marshall, no problem; welcome Logan Boone

It was the perfect fit, one of those rare times the Colorado Rockies were going to catch the break they needed. And as quickly as the opportunity came it faded; Sean Marshall was gone. The Cincinnati Reds lefty dissolved due to health concerns, and that left the Rockies bullpen issues unresolved, for a minute. While many were quick to call it a huge blow to the Rockies offseason...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumor: Roy Oswalt plans to pitch next season

At one time Roy Oswalt was one of the best pitchers in the National League. It seems to be ages ago that he was the ace of the Houston Astros staff. But the right-handed pitcher is still only 36 years old and made his debut with the Astros back in 2001.  Although he has struggled in recent years with injury, Oswalt intends to pitch in the Major Leagues next season. As reported by...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt has eyes set on big league deal

Roy Oswalt intends to continue his big league career and wants to do so with a guaranteed contract. Oswalt, 36, has struggled over the last two seasons compiling a 6.80 ERA. In order to play during the 2014 season the right hander is reportedly open to pitching in relief. Multiple teams are said to have contacted Oswalt but his demands for a big league deal have likely stalled any...
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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