23 Jun

how ’bout that

Well, now, the Texas Rangers couldn’t have hoped for much better from Roy Oswalt. In his 2012 debut on Friday night, the Weir High and Holmes Community College product went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one run, in a 4-1 victory over Colorado. A sellout crowd at the Ballpark in Arlington watched. Oswalt wasn’t unhittable — he yielded nine — but he walked just one and fanned six, dialing up an effective array of pitches. “The command of all my pitches was there,” he told mlb.com. “If I can keep this kind of command all year, I’ll be happy.” The win was No. 160 in Oswalt’s major league career. He is third on the list of all-time wins by a Mississippi native, trailing Aberdeen’s Guy Bush (176) and Waynesboro’s Claude Passeau (162).

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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