So far this spring Roy Oswalt is 3-0 through 4 starts. In each start hehas gone 6.0 innings. His totals on the season are: (24.0IP, 15 hits, 21 K's, 1.88era 0.88whip). There is not much more you can ask of a starting pitcher other than to give you at least six solid innings every night. In each of his starts, he has not given up more than 5 hits, has never allowed more than 2 runners to cross home, and has never walked more than two. Of course Oswalt is one of the four aces, but he is most certainly overshadowed by Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. Although, unlike Halladay and Lee, who don't get me wrong, both have had absolutely terrific starts so far this season, Oswalt has been the most consistent. His start last night in San Diego could be his best yet. Last night, Oswalt faced 21 batters through six innings, giving up 1 hit and walking just 2. He struck out seven, including a 14 pitch at-bat to Jorge Cantu in the fourth inning in which Cantu fouled off nine pitches before being finished off by a 80-mph slider. The Phils ended up winning the opener in San Diego 3-0, on a surprising 2 home run night.
Upcoming Games: West Coast trip (4/22-4/24 @San Diego 4-game series) (4/25-4/27 @Arizona)
Albert Pujols(STL) is finally heating up and things are getting scary. He has gone yard 5 times in his last seven games, he had only one prior to that stretch.
Jered Weaver(LAA) and Dan Haren(LAA) are the top two AL pitchers in both wins and ERA. The two are responsible for 9 of the Angels 12 wins this season.
Joey Votto (CIN) is hitting (.418) and leading the majors. He is already showing his MVP form.
Alex Gordon (KC) has the first notable hitting streak of the year, last night he extended it to 15 games.
The Indians are 13-6, yes thats right, the Indians. Simply put, people in Cleveland need to start going to Indians games. They are dead last in average attendance(14,391), and that was with the Redsox coming to town, who they swept.
The Phillies are tops in the league in average attendance (45,483), which is over 100% of the listed capacity.