Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Burt Hooton, and the reaction to Lyles' first start

The Austin American-Statesman has some reaction to Jordan Lyles' first start in Round Rock.

Writer David Robb:
If Lyles (0-1) debuts with Houston this season - a scenario neither Astros manager Brad Mills nor Express pitching coach Burt Hooton has dismissed - he would be the first teenager to pitch in the National League since Dwight Gooden in 1984.

Round Rock pitching coach Burt Hooton:
"I don't think it would surprise me at all. He's got life to all his pitches. Overall he pitched a pretty good game."

Manager Marc Bombard, on the possibility of shutting Lyles down:
"I wouldn't think so. He still looks strong."

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