Tag:Roy Oswalt
Posted on: August 16, 2009 11:08 pm

Arlington Unkind to the Red Sox

The Red Sox lost again today.  It's looking like they can't win games not started by Josh Beckett or Jon Lester.

Tim Wakefield made a rehab start, but it's uncertain how much longer he'll be out, as his fielding looks to be a concern.  Hopefully he and Daisuke come back sooner than later, because they're both sorely needed.

In other news, the Astros won a dramatic game in Milwaukee today, 8-5.  Hunter Pence ended it by catching a long fly from Prince Fielder. Roy Oswalt was not sharp again; luckily, Jeff Fulchino and the rest of the bullpen were solid enough.  Geoff Blum and Hunter Pence had home runs at crucial moments.

And in non-baseball news (for the first time since I started blogging here), I've joined two Fantasy Football leagues for the upcoming 2009 season.  I'll be blogging primarily about the Dallas Cowboys once the season starts (with semi-frequent looks at other teams such as Pittsburgh, New England, and Indianapolis), plus providing Power Rankings all through the season, and taking a look at playoff matches once they're solidified.  As far as my two fantasy teams go, I'm not sure how much or what kind of info I'll be blogging about here; I imagine that I'll be talking about my success or failure in each league on a weekly basis.

Since the NFL season is such that it doesn't require daily updates, I'll probably construct some kind of schedule (one that's convenient for me, of course) and then update whatever things I'm blogging about following said schedule.  It looks like this season will be more fun than usual.  So stay tuned.
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 12, 2009 12:44 am

Holy Crap, It's a Win Streak

It's true, the Red Sox have now won TWO in a row.

After last week's many debacles, this two game streak is looking like a miracle.  I hope it keeps going.

Mike Lowell hit two home runs tonight, sparking the offense along with Jason Bay, who hit an early three-run homer.

In other news, the Astros took a 7-2 lead in Florida before losing 9-8 in the 11th.  Just like last year, going to Florida has put a dent in their playoff hopes.  Luckily, this visit came early enough that their deficit is not quite insurmountable.  But without better pitching, it's not going to happen.

Roy Oswalt started tonight and looked good at times.  In the end, he didn't pitch very well.  He was not as strong coming back as Wandy was.  Jeff Fulchino was not very good tonight either; Wesley Wright and Alberto Arias did little to help the cause.
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 22, 2009 11:13 pm

Miguel Tejada One-Ups El Caballo

Not content to hit a grand slam or drive in a bunch of runs, Miguel Tejada went one better and won the game tonight for the Astros.  He knocked in Jeff Keppinger from second on a single to left field.

Another solid game for the Astros, though Chris Carpenter out-dueled our ace Roy Oswalt.  Oswalt gave up three earned in seven innings, Carpenter gave up two earned in eight.

In other news, the Red Sox were busy today, trading Julio Lugo for Chris Duncan, and acquiring Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for a couple prospects.  I can see why they wanted to get rid of Lugo (though they'll probably be paying his salary regardless), but I'm not quite sure why they wanted LaRoche.  Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis are both playing fairly well; Youkilis was an All-Star, while Lowell has been solid, if not quite spectacular following hip surgery.

Could more rest for Lowell be a factor?  Considering that he missed some time before the Break, maybe so.
Category: MLB
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