In the Texas League Notebook, we see that Jordan Lyles is getting antsy, what with just pitching, and all.
Lyles, on his toughest adjustment to pro baseball:
"Not hitting. Not playing football, not playing basketball. Just baseball year around."
Corpus manager Wes Clements:
"He's a natural competitor. He wants to hit more than he wants to pitch. He asks me to pinch-hit three or four times a week. I keep telling him I like my job too much. He hit a ball in San Antonio after I just told him, 'If you hit a ball and you think you can get a hit, I don't want you running 200 percent down to first base.' Of course, he did. He ran his butt off. He was coming back to the bench -- he was out, it was a close play -- keep in mind this was in the middle of a complete-game, 104-pitch win against San Antonio, and he was more concerned about the hit that he didn't get than anything else...
..."He doesn't throw 95, but his delivery is a little different. Big, tall kid, and 90 at the knees works pretty good. It works pretty good in the big leagues."