The way the game is now you can't take care of business on the mound.
"Roy Edward Oswalt" is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the majority of his career with the Houston Astros. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers, and the Colorado Rockies.
Oswalt was selected by the Astros in the 1996 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut with the club in 2001 Houston Astros season/2001 and finished with a win–loss record (pitching)/win–loss record of 14–3. He was back-to-back 20-game winner in both 2004 Houston Astros season/2004 and 2005 Houston Astros season/2005. He helped the Astros to their first World Series appearance in 2005 World Series/2005. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS). When he left the Astros in 2010 his wins (143) and strikeout total (1,593) was second in franchise history to Joe Niekro (144) and Nolan Ryan (1,866). He is a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star, selected from 2005 to 2007. As of the 2012 season his career strikeout total was in the top 100 all-time.
As a member of Team USA, Oswalt won a gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.More Roy Oswalt on Wikipedia.
I thought it was a key situation of the game, especially 2-1, ... That, and two innings before, when they had guys on, could have blew it wide open with a base hit and I was able to make a quality pitch at the time needed.
Where I come from is not very big, so everywhere I go is someplace bigger.
I don't like seeing guys who've never done anything in this game acting like they've been around and been All-Stars. I'm talking about guys with 30 career home runs who go pimping around the bases when they hit a home run like they're Barry Bonds or something. I don't like seeing that.
I think we corrected two of them, ... Two of them were borderline.
My back foot slipped off the back of the rubber, and once my feet gave way, I started to throw the pitch anyway, and my mind said, change real quick, don't lob one up there and let the guy hit it out, ... I went ahead and took that one on the chin.
Oh. Hey, Lance. Get called up?
It's just those last three outs. Hitters are going to bear down a little more on those last three outs.
I've been trying to get my legs under me, and I feel good now.