Roy Oswalt (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
One of the all-time Astros greats, Oswalt’s career appears to be winding down at age 36. For the second straight season Oswalt didn’t find a job until the month of May. Last year’s stint with the Rangers was unimpressive. This year’s comeback attempt with the Rockies has been nothing short of disastrous.
Six appearances have resulted in six losses for the man formerly known as “The Wizard” — and altitude really has nothing to do with it. Only one of Oswalt’s appearances came at Coors Field. Last night in Arizona, Roy lasted only 4 & 2/3 innings in a 6-0 loss. Oswalt has fanned 30 in 25 & 2/3 innings but has allowed 40 hits. Is the writing on the wall for Roy — or can he turn things around and resurrect his career? Only time will tell.