Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rob Neyer, on Lyon

You know when the Astros lose in dramatic fashion, that's when people will start to pay attention. And so Rob Neyer discussed Brandon Lyon:

Brandon Lyon isn't a bad pitcher. He really isn't, no matter what those four blown saves and 7.12 ERA might suggest. He's a perfectly fine major league relief pitcher, with a perfectly fine 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career. He's just not good enough to be routinely given the chance to blow one- or two-run leads in the ninth inning.