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Oswalt plays in left

Posted on: August 25, 2010 12:48 am
Edited on: August 25, 2010 1:49 pm
 
It was certainly an odd thing to hear -- "now batting, the left fielder, Roy Oswalt."

But it was said and it was correct.

Roy Oswalt Oswalt then grounded out to end the game, a 4-2 Astros victory in 16 innings at Citizen's Bank Park. The game started Tuesday and finished early Wednesday morning in five hours and 20 minutes. The Astros intentionally walked Chase Utley, putting the tying run on first, to get to Oswalt with two outs in the 16th.

Oswalt entered the game as the left fielder for the 15th inning after Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was ejected after he was called out on a check swing to end the 14th inning with two runners on.

After the checked swing, Howard flipped his bat and was tossed. Howard had already given third-base umpire Scott Barry a stare-down after a similar call. Once Howard was ejected, the first baseman stormed down the baseline toward Barry and had to be held back by his teammates.

Ross Gload, currently on the disabled list, was also ejected for his comments from the dugout.

With no position players available, Oswalt was put in left field and Raul Ibanez was moved from left to first.

"We felt like Oswalt's athletic, he catches fly balls and stuff so we put him in the outfield," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

To lead off the 15th, Houston's Jason Castro flied out to Oswalt in left. Ibanez, making his first appearance at first since 2005, then recorded two putouts, including a nice play on Michael Bourn's bunt attempt.

Oswalt became the second pitcher to record an out in the outfield this season. St. Louis' Kyle Lohse had a putout in the April 17 game between the Mets and Cardinals that went 20 innings.

Ibanez was unable to come up with a throw on a double play attempt in the 16th that led to a run.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:30 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Oswalt plays in left

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Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 2:12 pm
 

Oswalt plays in left

Actually bud, those are not accurate.  You watched the replay, people who has the facts watch the game from beginning to end.  Replays can't be manipulated to show what they want you to see.  Howard has always been mild mannered.  The AAA umpire should not put himself above the game or in the highlight reels and will probably be demoted back to AAA where he belongs.

By the way, that's the same umpire that ejected Ryan Zimmerman for throwing his helmet and bat on the ground after KO.  Both players have never been ejected and both games benefited the Braves.  So I'm wondering if he just doesn't like people name Ryan or he put his money on the Braves.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 1:26 pm
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Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 11:30 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

Don't worry, they can Coolalways use their time machine to fix typos.



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 11:15 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

Youre right, a player who has never been ejected and has ONE OF THE BEST overall reputations in all of MLB of managers, players and umpires is truly a punk. You are a moron.

An MVP, perennial All-Star, and face of the entire league itself, should not have an opinion on a call by a joke of AAA umpire who was promoted for 1 series... moron.

Oh by the way, neither check swing was a strike, and the second was so blatantly NOT a strike, its pathetic.
Umpires need to be held accountable for their actions, last night was embarassing for baseball.

When umpires start affecting pennant races, something needs to change.

End of story.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 11:08 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

I watched the game live and saw the replays also.  He definitely showed some temper, but there is no way you eject him for that.  I have a seen players and managers in umpires faces yelling and screaming and they dont get thrown out that quickly.  It is a joke that the umpire had such thin skin.  Make the call and then just ignore Howard.  I have reffed basketball and if I T'd up every player that complained about anything, the games would be pretty silly.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:37 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

Actually bud, those are fairly accurate.  I watched the replay on Sportscenter this morning, and he went crazy.  He threw down his helmit then was ejected.  He deserved it too.  Then his temper tantrum deserves him a nice healthy suspension.  I hope he will be gone for a while.  I just wish his teammates would not have stopped him.  It would have been unbelievable to see him get in a fight with the umpire.  Howard is a monster of a man, but that ump was no slouch himself.  I'd bet on Howard, but pull for the umpire.

Either way you look at it, he did flip his bat, and he not only starred down the umpire, but it looked like he cussed him out as well.  This just proves that Howard is a punk....fact!




Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:24 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

This is turning into a trend.  What is with umpires and their short leases these days?  Give me a break.  Same thing happened to Joey Votto with the Reds and Ryan Zimmerman with the Nats.  There needs to be an umpire boot camp after the season. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:13 am
 

Oswalt plays in left

After the checked swing, Howard flipped his bat and was tossed. Howard had already given third-base umpire Scott Barry a stare-down after a similar call. Once Howard was ejected, the first baseman stormed down the baseline toward Barry and had to be held back by his teammates.Wrong wrong wrong, could you please check your facts before writing stuff like this.  Howard never stared down the 3rd base umpire, and he didn't flip his bat till after he was ejected.  These are critical details, you should probably try and get these things right in the future. 


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