Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Roy Oswalt is coming back to town tonight:
No pitcher in baseball has been as dominant against an opponent as Houston right-hander Roy Oswalt has been against Cincinnati.
Oswalt, who makes his second start this season against the Reds on Monday night at Great American Ball Park, is 18-1 lifetime against them.
Oswalt began his career by going 15-0 against the Reds, the most victories without a loss for any pitcher against a single opponent.
On Wednesday, Oswalt allowed just one earned run on four hits in eight innings in Houston’s 3-1 victory over Cincinnati at Minute Maid Park.
Right-hander Kyle Lohse will oppose Oswalt for the second time this week. Lohse is 1-3 with a 4.05 ERA in four career appearances versus the Astros.
Is anyone else frightened?
I feel sorry for Lohse, who is pitching well, but now has to go up against Oswalt again. Talk about bad luck.
Discuss the game here. Despite our 1-4 record against the Astronomicals this season, I’m optimistic about this series. The Astros aren’t a good team. The Reds should have a fighting chance.