Sunday, April 3, 2011

Know Your Enemy: Roy Oswalt

This guy sounds familiar.

*Oswalt finished the season with Philly, going 7-1.

*In 50 April starts, Oswalt is 21-18 with a 3.42 ERA/1.24 WHIP.

*Oswalt has actually pitches better with lower run support. When his team scores 0-2 runs, Oswalt is 3.04 ERA/1.19 WHIP. With 3-5 runs scored, that's 3.19 ERA/1.16 WHIP, and with 6+ runs it's 3.31 ERA/1.21 WHIP.

*When he gets ahead in the count, opponents hit .207/.213/.284.

*Oswalt has never lost at Citizens Bank Park, going 9-0 in 10 games with a 2.10 ERA/1.03 WHIP. It's one of three stadiums Roy has made 5+ starts and not taken a loss.