Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee, and a Brief History of Midseason Pitcher Acquisitions

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Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee, and a Brief History of Midseason Pitcher Acquisitions
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Roy Oswalt got roughed up in his first postseason game for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, giving up three earned runs in just five innings in what would eventually become a Phillies' Game 2 victory. This was on the heels of Cliff Lee's first postseason appearance with the Texas Rangers, in which Lee went seven innings, allowing only one earned run with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

So will Oswalt or Lee guide their newly adopted teams to postseason glory? If past midseason pitcher acquisitions are any indication, the odds aren't good.  Let's have a look.

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