Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thoughts after 4 innings Yankees, Tigers Thursday

- Kyle Lobstein is what scouts call "short," and it has nothing to do with his height (he is 6-3). He doesn't throw hard or have any sort of unique pitch to get MLB hitters out. But having pointed that out, he's done OK for the Tigers since being called up. Lobstein has given up some hits and runs today, but at least he is making the Yankees earn it. He's is getting the most out of what he has, unlike Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer, who seemed as much overmatched by the moment as MLB competition.
- The Tigers are making it too easy for Hiroki Kuroda. That was especially true during the fourth inning.
- I know he was hurt and missed virtually all of last season. So I did see the Yankees play here at Comerica Park last year without Derek Jeter. But it is sure going to be weird nonetheless when the Yankees come in next season without him.
- It's not a misprint. Farmer does have a 189.00 ERA for the Toledo Mud Hens. Ray is at 4.22 after another rough outing Wednesday night.

My column. Heartbeat of high school is as strong as ever:


Blogger Barry said...

Pat, I thought Lobstein cover the outside of the plate well but had trouble getting the ball inside. Pitches down the middle were at least low. He has to stop the hitter from getting to aggressive on the outside pitch. Even if he has to throws the ball few inches inside. This was a classic game where the Yanks didn't know the pitcher even though couple of them tee off. This may work also for Ryan?

8:46 PM 

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