Game #156: Oswalt Bests Ohlendorf

PNC Park | 1:35 | Ohlendorf vs. Roy Oswalt | Box
Roy Oswalt held the Pirates to six singles and a double over seven innings. The Astros were less kind to Ross Ohlendorf. The Astros put 12 runners on against Ohlendorf in five innings. Just four of those runners came home as Houston eventually stranded 13 runners in the game.
Michael Bourn had three hits, giving him six hits in the three game series. He came in hitting .220. Ryan Doumit had three more hits. Who was that other catcher the Pirates had at the beginning of the season?
Pre-Game Thoughts
Ross Ohlendorf has seen Houston three times this year. The last time was a start and a loss on September 9. He has given up seven earnies in six IP.
He hasn’t really fooled many of the Astros hitters. They are hitting a collective .429 against him. Lance Berkman is 2-2 with a double, a dinger and four RBI.
Roy Oswalt tossed a complete game shutout against Pittsburgh back on September 11. He faced the minimum in that game and was nothing short of dominant. He is 15-10 on the year.
Oswalt is 12-6 with a 2.43 ERA against Pittsburgh in 22 career starts and one relief appearance. The Pirates are 60-211 against Oswalt. Freddy Sanchez is 9-27 with five doubles. Nate McLouth is 8-23 with a homer.


One Response to “Game #156: Oswalt Bests Ohlendorf”

  1. Matt Bandi Says:

    I was sitting about 25 rows behind the Pirates’ dugout for today’s game. Nice ovations for Jack before/during/after his pinch-hit appearance. He scooped up a handful of dirt and threw it in his pocket when he returned to the dugout at the end of the inning. Glad I got to be a part of that moment.
    I attended both today’s game and last night’s game. Total difference between the crowd for a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert and the crowd at a game on a Sunday in September with the Steelers playing. Folks were actually watching the game.

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