Houston Astros legend Roy Oswalt took the time to show some support for Zack Greinke.
With the Houston Astros trailing the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in the World Series and all the questions surrounding the pitching for both teams, it was important for Zack Greinke to have a solid showing against the Braves in his start.
One former Astros star took the opportunity to recognize how good Greinke actually looked on baseball’s biggest stage.
Roy Oswalt of Weir, Mississippi, who played for Houston from 2001 through 2010, made sure to commend Greinke for his ability to pitch in a way few seem to do these days. Oswalt appeared particularly impressed with how Greinke wasn’t simply throwing the ball as hard as he could and instead was getting folks out by using “old school pitching.”
Oswalt, of course, knows what it takes to succeed as a starting pitcher at the MLB level. He even helped Houston get to a World Series when he played for them.
World Series: Former Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt praises Zack Greinke
Houston is currently leading the Braves 2-1 headed to the the top of the 7th inning of Game 4. This game is still a close one, but Greinke gave Houston such an advantage in this game by being able to show up and get Atlanta’s batters out.
The Astros still have a lot of work to do, but they’re looking pretty good right now. If Houston’s other pitchers can have performances that are even remotely similar to Greinke’s outing, then the Astros have a real shot in this World Series.