TAMPA, Fla. -- Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt is working on fastball command at this point in Spring Training, and on Monday, he had trouble with it.
Oswalt allowed four hits, five runs (three earned) and two home runs, striking out three over 2 2/3 innings in a 7-1 loss to the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Eduardo Perez and Curtis Granderson both hit homers on fastballs.
"My fastball was a little erratic," Oswalt said. "I'm trying to get command of that more than anything. Two or three times, I can throw it where I want, then I jerk it sometimes."