Padres’ Lyles looks to extend Rockies’ skid

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres will turn to Jordan Lyles to stifle the Colorado Rockies on Friday. And that reminded San Diego manager Andy Green of a recent conversation he had with catcher Austin Hedges.Lyles was rocked by Colorado on Saturday, allowing seven runs on eight hits over four innings. When Green took the ball from the right-hander, the manager asked Hedges for report.”His stuff is really good,” Hedges told Green.However, Lyles (1-3, 7.35 ERA) was getting the stuffing knocked out of him.So Lyles and pitching coach Darren Balsley got busy. They worked in between starts in effort to put a wrinkle in Lyles’ easy delivery.”They have done some serious work in the bullpen, which is good for me,” Green said. “And I talked to Jordan quite a bit about how he pitches and what he features. The truth is his stuff is alive, it’s good stuff. But……[read more]

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