Don’t put too much into it, but Brandon Lyon had a rough one today. Boston batters hit four consecutive home runs off of Lyon, during a spring training game this afternoon. According to MLB.com beat writer, Jason Beck, had it been a regular season ballgame, it would have been a franchise record!
After the game, Lyon said,
“I’m an aggressive pitcher, I like to keep the ball over the plate. You have days like this sometimes when you’re that way. Unfortunately, it went like this for me. But there’ll be better days.”
We are still two weeks out from the start of the 2009 season. It’s best that he get it out of his system now.
The Tiger’s went on to lose the game today, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. They scored three runs, without the benefit of a hit, in the eighth. Today’s runs marked the first time they have successfully crossed the plate in 17 innings. The final score was 7 – 6.
I’ve enjoyed watching him pitch, as I’m sure many fans have. He’s been outspoken when it comes to a number of things, but that’s one of then reasons why I like him. He always said it like it was. He’ll be missed!