Sunday, July 11, 2010
Futures Game Running Diary: Top 6
Astros pitcher Jordan Lyles cruises through the inning. Ed Wade is patting himself on the back somewhere. Even blind squirrels finds nuts every now and then, Ed. The Astros were mocked by a few teams when they took Lyles in the sandwich round of the 2008 draft, but he was a late bloomer whose velocity kept increasing during his senior year in high school, and sits at 94 now. He's dominating AA at age 19. He's got a good changeup and curve (when he throws it for strikes).
Several times during the inning Lyles touches the bill of his cap. Gotta wonder if some Amanda Whurlitzer shenanigans were afoot.