Your Houston Astros start a 3 game series tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Roy Oswalt is slated to make his 1st start since being pulled from his July 17th start after throwing just 1 inning. Roy took some time off but has thrown twice while on the 15 day DL and says he no longer has pain, but obviously the coaching staff will be watching him closely.
If there's 1 team Roy could have chosen to make his 1st start after coming off the DL on, it would have been the Reds. In Roy's career he has a dominating 8-1 record with a 2.39 ERA(Roy has yet to face the Reds this season).
Today is a big day for Roy... he needs to come back and show that he is and can stay healthy for the rest of the season, and also a win tonight will put him at .500. On a team level, a win tonight will move the Astros into a tie for 4th place in the division with the Reds.
With Roy coming back, someone has to go down. Cooper already stated that it would be a pitcher... I'm guessing it's Hernandez which would leave the rotation as Oswalt, Rodriguez, Backe, Moehler and Wolf.