Oswalt Exits Early With Injury

UPDATE: David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal reports that Oswalt thinks that he will be able to make his next scheduled start.

The Phillies starting pitching was going for a third straight complete game since 1993, and early on Roy Oswalt looked like he may be able to go the distance.

But his night came to a screeching halt after the sixth inning.

In the bottom part of the sixth, Oswalt laid a bunt down and ran it out, but pulled up after reaching first base, and was holding his lower back,  it wound up that he would go on to leave the game after warming up for the top half of the seventh inning.

It was determined that Oswalt left the game with a lower back injury.

He has suffered from the same injury before leaving two games early back in 2009 with a sore back.

He also has been on the DL before,  back in 2008 with a hip injury.

Oswalt looked sharp early to start the game not allowing a hit until the top of the fifth, which came as a home run from Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison.

Despite the injury Oswalt had a solid line pitching six innings allowing four hits, two earned runs, and getting six strikeouts. He was in line for the victory when he left the game.

 


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