Jordan Lyles got roughed up pretty bad yesterday. He was on a hot streak of three solid games with the last two being as dominant as we've seen him. But, last night was more along the lines of what he was looking early in the season. I saw on twitter that he had some bad fielding behind him that prevented him from being as succesful as he could have been, but that isn't always an excuse. The fact that he walked six batters is beyond terrible for a guy who's control is one of his best qualities. I didn't get to watch the game, but my guess is he didn't have a good feel for his curveball. It seems that it's the curve determines how he does. If it's on, he dominates and makes hitters look silly. If it's off, he becomes a little hittable and his defense has to back him up.
The good side of this is that he is showing that he needs some development to go through and that his name may not be called with the struggles of the big league staff.
Oklahoma City won 8-5
- Jordan Lyles-5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 3 SO-NO!!!!
- Ross Wolf-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
- Fernando Rodriguez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
- Sergio Escalona-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO-He's now in the major league pen!
- Anderson Hernandez 3B-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
- Brandon Barnes CF-1-5, 2B
- Jason Michaels LF-2-5, SO
- Drew Locke RF-2-5, 3B, HR, SB
- Koby Clemens 1B-2-5, 2B, SO, SB
- Robinson Cancel C-2-4, 2B, HR, BB
- Jose Vallejo 2B-0-2, 2 BB
Corpus Christi lost 5-2
- Xavier Cedeno-7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, HR, 10-2 GO/AO-Solid!
- Wladimir Sutil SS-1-4, 2B
- Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-1-3, 2B, BB
- Jonathan Gaston RF-2-4, SO
Lexington lost 9-6
- Carlos Quevedo-3 2/3 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2/5 GO/AO
- Ruben Alaniz-4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
- Delino DeShields DH-0-5, 3 SO
- Jio Mier SS-1-2, 3 BB
- Adam Bailey RF-3-3, 2 2B, 2 BB-Phenomenal!
- Chris Wallace C-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
- Mike Kvasnicka 3B-0-3, 2 SO, 2 BB
- Dan Adamson CF-1-5, 3 SO
- Tyler Burnett 1B-0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
- Ben Orloff 2B-2-5, SB