Keep an eye of Philadelphia starter Roy Oswalt over the next few weeks. Oswalt left Tuesday's start at Arizona after only three innings of work (5 earned runs, no strikeouts). It was discovered today that prior to the game Oswalt was talking on the phone with presumably a family member after tornadoes touched down near his Mississippi home. There are also concerns that Oswalt may be
. He left the team today to
to check on his family. The Phillies have an off day on Thursday followed by a three-game series against the Mets. They then have Monday off before starting a three-game set against Washington.
“His stuff wasn’t good,” Manuel said. “His stuff wasn’t crisp and his velocity was down. I figured there was no sense in leaving him out there.”
Manuel said Oswalt didn’t say anything about an injury. Still, the manager said he was a “little concerned.”
“We will see what happens,” Manuel said. “He wasn’t right.”