Saturday, March 20, 2010

Surprise Surprise!

Roy Oswalt will get the Opening Day start - setting up an April 5 matchup with Tim Lincecum.

"I think everybody kind of understands that, and they kind of thought that anyway. All this does, if there was any type of ... haze of any question of this, we just needed to get it out. I'm not going to put any more importance on it than that. ... Just tell [Oswalt] that we appreciate everything that he's done, and he's thrown the ball extremely well, and go from there."

It's Oswalt's 8th consecutive Opening Day start, extending his lead over franchise leaders J.R. Richard, Mike Scott, and Shane Reynolds, who had five consecutive Opening Day starts each.