A couple of comments from the Far East. This was the second game I was able to watch on TV this season, interestingly both were Lynn vs.the Angels. Lynn looked awful the last time he pitched; this time, he was a completely different hombre. He was superb.
Pressly may be tired, but what was more disconcerting was his pitch selection. Of the first 18 pitches he threw, I believe that only three were fastballs. Maldonado and Kinsler were both sitting on breaking balls, and each finally, got one they could rip. This visibly upset Pressly and he proceeded to fire four straight fastballs to an overmatched Trout. I don't who is to blame for this (Pressly, Garver, Pitching coaches?), but when a guy can bring heat at 95+, he should be throwing that pitch often. The old tried and true adage applies here: If you're gonna get beat, get beat with your best pitch.
Edited by Aerodeliria, 09 June 2018 - 10:37 AM.