Ted Lilly has reached double-digit strikeouts in back to back games for the first time in his career. On May 9, he fanned 10 Diamondbacks, and in his last start, he struck out 11 Padres. The lefty picked up wins in both games, and is now 3-0 in May. Against San Diego, Lilly gave up four runs on six hits over six innings. All the K’s don’t make him a power pitcher, though. Lilly still has to work on his breaking pitches, but he has been able to find one that works effectively in his last two starts.
Wandy Rodriguez will have to complete a Minor League rehab assignment before rejoining the Astros’ rotation, so Moehler will receive his third consecutive start in place of the left-hander. Moehler took a no-decision after allowing three runs over five innings against the Giants on May 14.
- When he’s on, he keeps his good fastball low in the zone and induces ground balls, while setting the heat up with a solid change and good breaking stuff.
- Command can be a problem at times. Must work on his approach with runners on, as well as his endurance beyond the sixth inning.
- A quality mid-rotation starter.
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(AAA) – Iowa Cubs – Lost vs. Round Rock (1-9)
(AA) – Tennessee Smokies – Won vs. Montgomery (2-3)
(High A) – Daytona Cubs – Won vs. Clearwater (7-5)
(A) – Peoria Chiefs – Lost to Beloit (4-5)
(SS) – Boise Hawks open their season June 17th
(RK) – Arizona Cubs open their season June 22nd
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