I’m actually kind of glad to see Happ gone. He was a solid, young lefty for them. This is an older, less dominant Oswalt. The only thing that scares me about Oswalt is him winning a bunch of games for them that they otherwise would not have won. With the way their offense is going, though, anybody who holds the opponent at 5 has a good shot at a win. This definitely hurts them long term. I still like our rotation head to head and in the long run. The bats need to wake up, though. Go Braves!
Why are the Braves hacking at first and second pitches all day long today? Are they just going to abandon their approach? The one that got them all those runs without much power? They’re gonna lay that down now? NOW? When Glaus is ice cold?
60-something pitches for Lowe through 3. And 34 for Olsen. Starting to look like garbage on offense.
Just reading about the Oswalt deal. Not only did the Phils get Oswalt, they got him for nothing. Houston is paying nearly half of his remaining contract, and the three players going to the Astros are made out to be mediocre at best, including the big piece – Happ. That’s perfect.
The Oswalt trade rattles me, no doubt (although not as much as the lackluster offense this week). But it’s true, as was pointed out earlier, he’s not the untouchable, dominant pitcher this year. Look at his game by games for this year, some are downright bad. http://tinyurl.com/29buc6c