In the never ending quest to prove Pat Jordan (NY Times writer who said the Phillies aces were "one trick ponies") wrong and document all of the weapons available to the Four Aces, we bring you the latest installment of "OTPMA," which looks sort of like an acronym for a rare condition affecting menopausal women.
Today, Bud Black talks about Roy Oswalt, who threw six scoreless innings last night with a tender back: [Phillies.com]
"His fastball had some life on it and he spotted it in and out of the strike zone," Black said. "He used four pitches and used them all effectively. He used all his weapons."
"I usually throw a slider one way and I threw it a different way," said Oswalt, showing his normal slider grip and the grip he used in the final pitch to Cantu. "I spiked it."
Fastball, four weapons, spiked slider. This one trick pony just busted out a harmonica and played Taps to PJ's piece.
H/T to (@SHBazTBone) for the quote