Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oswalt Strong -10th Win In A Row For Phillies

    The addition of Roy Oswalt has been nothing short of spectacular. Since arriving on the Phillies scene, Oswalt has done nothing but win ballgames. In 11 starts for the Phillies, Oswalt has 7 wins. Last night, Oswalt pitched 7 innings and only gave up 1 hit. The Phillies couldn't score before 'The Wizard of Os' as Oswalt is nicknamed, was lifted, though the Phillies went on to score 1 run in the game to win 1-0.

    Here is Roy's pitching ledger as a Phillie prior to last night's start:



RkGcarGtmDate ▾TmOppRsltInngsDecDRIPHR
1313148Sep 17PHIWSNW,9-1GS-6W(13-13)46.061
2312144Sep 12PHI@NYMW,3-0SHOW(12-13)59.040
3311139Sep 6(2)PHIFLAW,7-4GS-7W(11-13)47.064
4310133Sep 1PHI@LADW,5-1GS-7W(10-13)46.110
5309128Aug 27PHI@SDPW,3-2GS-848.051
6308123Aug 22PHIWSNW,6-0GS-7W(9-13)47.050
7307118Aug 17PHISFGW,9-3GS-7W(8-13)57.063
8306113Aug 11PHILADW,2-0GS-7W(7-13)57.050
9305108Aug 5PHI@FLAW,5-4GS-756.132
10304103Jul 30PHI@WSNL,1-8GS-6L(6-13)56.075
TOT198.215768
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/23/2010.



It was the 10th win in a row by the Phillies which is also their longest winning streak on the season. It couldn't have happened at a better time. The Braves were swept at home in Philadelphia for the first time since 2001.

An off day on Thursday for the Phillies, then the NY Mets are in for the weekend series. The Phillies are now 6 games up on the Braves and it appears that they will win their 4th NL East crown in a row. The Braves have stumbled so badly in this series, they may find themselves out of the playoffs all together, they are only a 1/2 game up on the Giants for the Wild Card spot now.

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