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TeamBoone
06-07-2006, 12:06 AM
June 6, 2006, 6:09 PM ET

Astros ace Oswalt lands on DL with strained back
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 30 on Tuesday.

Oswalt, 5-3 with a 3.11 ERA, has been diagnosed with a mid-back strain on the left side and is scheduled to return on June 14.

The back-to-back 20 game winner was scratched from his last start on Sunday just two minutes before the game was to begin. At the time the Astros said he had back spasms and Oswalt said it felt like "somebody hit me in the back."

Astros manager Phil Garner said there was a possibility that Oswalt could have been healthy enough to start this weekend, but that he placed him on the disabled list so he could have time to heal.

"He did see some improvement," Garner said. "But I feel certain that if we go ahead and DL him that we'll have him 100 percent when he's ready to go on the 14th."

Houston brought left-handed pitcher Philip Barzilla up from Triple-A Round Rock to take Oswalt's roster spot.
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GAC
06-07-2006, 08:57 AM
They gain one (Clemens) just in time to lose another.

Not a good year to be an Astros fan IMO. They relied on their pitching to get them there, while their offense was so-so.

Petitte is no longer the Pettite of old.

"Houston, we have a problem" ;)

membengal
06-07-2006, 08:58 AM
For the record (channeling the Pujols thread), while I wasn't "rooting" for an injury to Oswalt, this doesn't exactly make me sad either...

smith288
06-07-2006, 09:22 AM
Sucks to be them... Baseball gods smiling even more at the Reds. Could football gods and baseball gods have a deal or something? Go Bengals, Go Reds!

Astrobuddy
06-07-2006, 09:42 AM
Alot of things are falling into place for the Reds right now. Good for you guys.


BUT.... alot of season left.


I actually dont have alot of faith in my Astros. But one never knows.

TeamBoone
06-07-2006, 11:28 AM
Alot of things are falling into place for the Reds right now. Good for you guys.

I like to think it's because they're playing darn good baseball.