Sunday, May 24, 2015

Roy Oswalt's Late-Season Heroics

Roy Oswalt has been stellar in August and September during his career.

Roy Oswalt's Late-Season Heroics

Roy Oswalt struggled against the Marlins on Friday, allowing 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Roy Oswalt struggled against the Marlins on Friday, allowing 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

For just the third time in his 11-year career, Roy Oswalt has lost more than one game in the same month after July 31.

His year-by-year records in August and September/October.

Season            August      Sept./Oct.
2001 4-0 2-1
2002 6-0 2-3
2003 0-0 4-0
2004 5-1 5-1
2005 1-3 5-1
2006 2-1 5-0
2007 4-0 0-1
2008 4-1 5-1
2009 2-1 0-1
2010 3-0 4-0
2011 2-2
Totals 33-9 32-9
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