Good pitching beats good hitting. Case in point, Roy Oswalt’s performance Saturday at Wrigley.
So give the Cubs a break. They fell to a red-hot ace…not a No.5 starter. It happens…but you move on, tip the cap and go get’em tomorrow.
That’s the beauty of baseball…and of the three games series. Win two out of three and forget about the ace who dominated you through seven innings. The Cubs have that opportunity in the rubber-match Sunday.
No one, by the way, seems to know whether Oswalt will be traded this summer or remain an Astro. He’s 33-years-old and coming off a season of eight wins in 30 starts. But his outing Saturday was classic Oswalt…power pitches, no walks, six Ks. What contender couldn’t use that line in September?
Of course, you’d have to give up a lot to get him…but I’d do it without thinking! Not that I’m saying he ends up a Cub…but maybe the Mets would pull the trigger on such a deal?
Ultimately, however, I believe Oswalt stays with Houston…the ownership and the fans love him too much to part. He’s the new-school Bagwell and Biggio…another great Astro who will finish his career right where it all started.