Monday, May 21, 2012

Jordan Lyles didn't have it, and he knew it before he came out of the bullpen

MoiseKapenda Bower's article on what the heck happened yesterday has a number of interesting bits of tid, but what stands out is what Jordan Lyles said following the game:

"Usually the bullpens before the game aren't that great, so I brush it off. The first inning I didn't have a clue where (the ball) was going for the most part. My mistakes were over the plate. There's no one to blame but myself. I didn't do a good job of minimizing my mistakes and sticking to giving up that one run instead of five.

So prep bullpens typically don't go so well for Lyles, but it didn't get much better after that. I didn't get a chance to even catch a minute of the game - what did y'all think?


Anonymous said...

I taped the game and ended up fast forwarding it after the first, but it was apparent that Lyles didn't have anything. A tick or two slow on the first fastballs up in the zone with no movement and then a soft curve over the heart of the plate to Kinsler after 0-2. After that, I knew he was in trouble against that lineup. It continued throughout the inning. Didn't watch much after the first, so don't know if he found something later, or just managed to get lucky.

Anonymous said...

BTW, I read that article. I shouldn't have. Idiodic. The guy threw a bad inning at 21 or 22. Now his career trajectory has dimmed? WTF.

Mills' quotes are idiotic also. I'll be glad when he is a bench coach somewhere else. I rarely hear that negativity when established arms stink up the joint, then he blabs about he hopes it is nothing foreboding and maybe, he just couldn't get a feel for it. Of course he couldn't get a feel for it. Chrissakes, it was one freaking inning for a 21 year old against a great lineup.