Roy Oswalt throws two scoreless innings in first Triple-A outing
Roy Oswalt signed with the Rangers this past week, and his first Triple-A start lasted two scoreless innings. He threw 34 pitches.
This time out, Oswalt only threw two innings, which were scoreless frames. He wasn't perfect, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out one. Of his 34 pitches, 21 were strikes. (Info via MiLB.com gameday)
In the first inning, Oswalt worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam by getting a three-pitch strikeout and inducing a double-play ball.
Oswalt signed a one-year, $5 million deal this past week. He was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA with the Phillies last season, while he battled back issues pretty much throughout the season. In his career, the three-time All-Star has six top-six finishes in NL Cy Young voting.
The Rangers haven't set an exact timetable for Oswalt to reach the majors, only that he'll make a "few" Triple-A starts. Surely he'll need to work up to about 85 game pitches until he's promoted.
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