Oswalt thinks dy­nasty pos­si­ble

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - MLB PLAYOFFS - Matt Young

Roy Oswalt has high ex­pec­ta­tions for this cur­rent it­er­a­tion of his for­mer team.

The for­mer Astros ace says he fol­lows his old team closely from his home in Mis­sis­sippi and doesn’t see why they couldn’t be­come base­ball’s new­est dy­nasty.

“It was great to see them win it last year, and then for them to come back so strong this year and get in the play­offs back-to-back, it’s im­pres­sive,” said Oswalt, who threw out the first pitch be­fore Game 2 of the Astros-In­di­ans di­vi­sion se­ries Sat­ur­day at Minute Maid Park. “They’ve put them­selves in a po­si­tion to win it again. And they have so many young pieces that I think they could form a dy­nasty and win three or four (ti­tles).”

No team has re­peated as World Se­ries champs since the Yan­kees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000.

On Sat­ur­day, the 41-yearold Oswalt threw a strike to Astros bullpen catcher

Javier Bra­ca­monte for the cer­e­mo­nial first pitch, but it wasn’t enough to sat­isfy his com­pet­i­tive crav­ings.

“I wish I was start­ing in­stead of just throw­ing one pitch,” Oswalt said.

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