Re: Why is EZ in Louisville???
Last year, through July, Lizard looked pretty good. His pitches had a lot of movement, he was keeping the ball down, and he showed good command. Then, in August, you could see that something was different. He wasn't throwing quite the same way, and he was giving up more walks and hits. His ERA through July was 4.22, and in August, it was 19.13. I think the Reds were just late in recognizing that Elizardo was injured. If he ever again pitches like he did at the beginning of last year, I don't think it will be long before he returns to the DL. I'm just not convinced his shoulder has enough in it to compensate for his lack of stuff.