I would claim to have witnessed the glory that was Roy Oswalt's performance against the Colorado Rockies tonight, but I can't. I'm...like four or five of no TV as I sit in my empty, empty house at school, but I can read box scores and the four or five texts I got tonight in regards to Oswalt's performance. Roy Oswalt was, so I hear and gather, brilliant.
His line just about sums it all up pretty, pretty nicely:
7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 HR (it's Coors Field, forgive the guy),* 8 K, 2 BB, 102 pitches
Of those 102 pitches, Roy located 71 of them for strikes. The things that I like about this that are beyond the generic numbers are:
- 4 K:BB, who doesn't love that?
- 7.84 K/100 is stellar (click here if you have no idea what I just said)
- Only giving up six hits at Coors Field is impressive in it's own right.
- Lance Berkman continued to hit, which still leaves me wondering as to why it was that he was dropped in the line up. His average still isn't superb, but in the last few weeks he's pretty much turned it around at the plate. Of course, it's hard to argue with two wins on the heels of this change, but I think it's a little premature to connect correlation to causation on a two game sample size.
- Carlos Lee jacked a homerun and continues to just be lights out at the plate in the early going this season.
- Miguel Tejada continues to worry me because I'm afraid he's just sacking away hits for a second half slump. I would be really, really appreciative if the Astros brass would pay credence (is that even appropriate usage) to this study of mine from the offseason.