Monday, March 1, 2010

Lyon throws lightly off the mound, Astros work on cut-offs

McTaggart's Day 10 recap tells us a few things:

-Brandon Lyon threw lightly off the mound in an effort to throw a full-on bullpen session on Thursday

"It was just getting a feel for the mound. I'm just going to get out there and get a feel for everything and try to evaluate where I'm at after that."

-The Astros spent significant time doing cut-off drills, with Mills hitting balls to the gaps (that's the first time that "cut-offs" and "balls" have been used in a sentence without a smirk):

"We got some things ironed out. I'm not going to say it went absolutely outstanding, but it didn't go bad, either. Some organizations do things a little bit differently, and when you have guys from other organizations coming together sometimes there is some confusion. We wanted to make sure everything was run exactly the way we wanted to do it. That's why we were able to take a little extra time and talk about it as much as we can. There are subtle differences that help protect us against certain things happening."