The Stat Line of the Night – 7/8/10 – Roy Oswalt
Houston Astros flamethrower Roy Oswalt has been the subject of trade rumors lately, and after last night’s dominant performance his market value just went up.
The Astros were taking on the Pirates in Houston, a battle of two of the worst teams in baseball this year. Oswalt allowed a first-inning single to Pirates 2nd baseman Neil Walker. And that was it for the rest of the game — Oswalt did not allow another hit all game. He went the distance and needed only 117 pitches to dispose of the Bucs. Oswalt got his 6th win of the season and it broke a career-long, six-game home losing streak for him. He struck out eight and allowed only 2 walks for his first victory at Minute Maid Park since late April. He dropped his ERA to 3.08.
The White Sox are down a starter with the recent injury to Jake Peavy. Oswalt would be the perfect replacement for him and White Sox GM Kenny Williams loves to make big moves. Maybe that’s Oswalt’s next destination. Until then, he has The Stat Line of the Night for 7/8/10.