Contact Us

Former ValleyCat Jordan Lyles Impressive In MLB Debut

Courtesy Tri-City ValleyCats

It didn’t take former Tri-City ValleyCat Jordan Lyles too long to get adjusted to the Major Leagues.

The Houston Astros pitcher made his MLB debut last night in the Astros’ 7-3 comeback win at Chicago.

And he showed why he’s the organization’s top prospect.

The 20-year old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision but was outstanding in his first taste of “The Show”.  He pitched seven innings, scattered 5 hits while giving up 2 runs.  He struck out 4 and didn’t walk a batter.

”That first inning I went out there and got the ball from the third baseman, I just stood on the mound and took it all in,” Lyles told the Associated Press. ”It’s a once in a lifetime type of opportunity and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Lyles, who started 2 games for the ValleyCats in 2008, was starting in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez – who is on the 15-day disabled list with swelling in his left elbow.

”He was throwing everything for strikes, keeping guys off-balance, throwing exactly how we saw him throw in spring training,” Astros manager Brad Mills told the AP. ”He lived up to every expectation of every Astros fan, the management, the organization, everything.”

Lyles is the youngest active player in the Major Leagues at 20 years and 224 days.

More from 104.5 The Team

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1045theteam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!