Jordan Lyles debut in AAA Round Rock is of course the story of the minors yesterday. His line score gives you the best of good and bad while showing promise of things to come! He lasted six innings on 96 pitches, whuch is pretty decent efficiency. He induced five groundball outs and four flyball outs which is pretty nice. Although he gave up four runs on a solo homerun by Matt Carson (10th on the year) and three run shot by Dallas McPherson (his 14th). Those were two of the eight hits he surrendered. Now, this was his debut which is typically accompanied by butterflys, so I'm not worried about the homeruns and hits. He is a solid pitcher with a solid groundball rate and keeps the homeruns to a minimum.
He walked just one batter and hit another (first batter of the game), so he was still able to command his pitches for the most part. The highlight of the night though was that he struck out nine batters! To make that even better, seven were swinging strikeouts! Typically, Lyles is knocked for not have fantastic stuff, but you don't get that many whiffs without having above average stuff. I, unfortunately, don't have the greatest internet connection for the time-being, so I haven't shelled out for MiLB.TV and can't tell you how he looked. I plan on getting it next year, along with a better connection. So, hopefully someone like EHTR (who was at the game) or Orem who has MiLB.TV will let us know how he looked. His debut was much better than I expected!
Updated with Lancaster!
Round Rock lost 5-1
- Jordan Lyles (6.00)-6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO
- Tommy Manzella (.500)-2-4, SO
- Brian Bogusevic (.297)-1-2, 2 BB, SB
Lancaster lost 5-4
- Patrick Urkfitz (4.26)-4 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR
- Ashton Mowdy (5.30)-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
- Jonathan Villar (.250)-0-5, 3 SO-Really cooled off since his explosion after being traded.
- Brandon Barnes (.267)-2-5
- Brian Pellegrini (.306)-2-5, HR, SO
- David Flores (.278)-2-3, HR, BB
- Jose Altuve (.313)-2-4, SO, CS
Lexington won 10-3
- Tanner Bushue (4.31)-6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO-It's good to see him limit the runs. But, a 4-9 GO/FO ratio isn't going to cut it next season in Lancaster.
- Jio Mier (.229)-3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 SO, SB-Excellent game for the struggling Mier.
- Jimmy Paredes (.288)-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
- Jake Goebbert (.280)-3-4, 2B, BB-I'm getting excited about this guy.
- Ben Heath (.417)-3-5, 3B-Apparently he's passed Bubby Williams on the organizational depth chart. Heath is getting more playing time than Williams, who's been in Lexington a few days longer.
- Aaron Bray (.260)-2-5
- Briam Kemp (.241)-2-3, SO
Tri-City won 8-3
- Carlos Quevedo (3.16)-6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Kike Hernandez (.293)-2-4
- Michael Kvasnicka (.236)-1-4, HR-Nice, another HR from the supplemental 1st round pick!
- Dan Adamson (.287)-3-4, HR-He only adds to the OF depth in the minors!
- Adam Bailey (.195)-2-4, 2B, 2 SO
Greeneville lost 2-0
- Vincent Velasquez (3.10)-4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO-Solid strikeout to walk ratio, but the outing was short. I'll take it from a raw pitcher like Vincy!
- Only three hits in the game for the Astros...