Numbers: Roy Oswalt and a stat from 1930

July, 4, 2012
The Texas Rangers lost 19-2 to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday and Roy Oswalt gave up 11 runs (nine of them earned) -- both career highs -- and allowed 13 hits, tying the career high set in his previous start.

ESPN Stats & Information looked at some numbers from Oswalt's start Tuesday.

* Oswalt allowed 13 hits. Opponents are hitting .422 (35-for-83) against Oswalt in his three starts this season. The 35 hits are the most Oswalt has ever allowed over a three-start span.

* He is the first pitcher since Livan Hernandez in 2008 to allow 13 or more hits in consecutive starts.

* Oswalt was effective in his first start of the season June 22 against the Rockies but he's struggled mightily since. He allowed five earned runs in six innings vs. the Detroit Tigers in his second start before Tuesday's blow-up.

Oswalt's ERA after each start

1st Start: 1.35
2nd Start: 4.26
3rd Start: 7.79

*Also worth noting:

The Rangers' 19-2 loss to the White Sox was the second time this season the Rangers had allowed at least 19 runs (the Seattle Mariners scored 21 on May 30). And it's only July 4.

The last team to allow at least 19 runs twice and win the World Series: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics.
Richard Durrett joined in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



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