Monday, May 17, 2010

Oswalt shoving his way out the door

The big story from Saturday was when Oswalt was outdueled by Lincecum, and got all snarky after the game.

Oswalt:
"I feel pretty good. My mechanics wasn't as good as it was last start, but good enough to lose...I knew I needed to probably throw a shutout, you know, maybe we can get one [run]. A pitch backed up on me on a slider. I was trying to go down and away, and it backed up over the plate."

Oooh. What did Berkman say?
"We're a team, you know what I'm saying? As much as you want to cry for a guy not getting run support, it's a team game. We win as a team, we lose as a team, and we lost today. I certainly understand his frustration, but it's not like we're not trying. We're out there grinding them out and trying to score some runs, and it hasn't happened."

I can see both sides here. Surely the offense isn't tanking in Oswalt's games, but back when Roger Clemens was throwing 7IP/1ER games, I can't recall him ever coming out and saying anything about the offense. Both sides are justified in their frustration, and I'm happy Berkman bowed up to Oswalt - because that's a doucher thing to say. But I just wonder if Oswalt is forcing his way into a trade. For a guy who isn't too concerned with numbers, he sure is making a lot of noise.

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