Pitching for the first time since asking for a trade, Houston’s Roy Oswalt allowed just 4 hits in 8-innings, helping to blank the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 at Miller Park.
Oswalt hasn’t had much run support to work with, but he got some runs last night and made them stand. Oswalt walked just 1 and struck out 9 Brewers. Brewers manager Ken Macha said they had one chance to get to Oswalt, in the 4th inning and couldn’t pull it off.
The Brewers have now dropped 12 of their last 15 games and have gone 5-15 at Miller Park this season.
The five runs for the Astros represented the most support this season for Oswalt. He entered the game with a 2-6 record, but his ERA was a solid 2.66. In his six losses, the Astros scored a total of six runs, including just one run in the last three.
Chris Narveson took the loss for the Brewers, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings. He’s 4-2. The rubber game of the series is this afternoon at Miller Park.