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When asked what he thought about tonight’s starter, Sean O’Sullivan, making progress this season, Yost said it’s hard to judge the progress of a kid like O’Sullivan because he’s trying to make his mark in the big leagues. Yost also said the pitcher needs to continue working on keeping the ball down consistently, which is a struggle due to his mechanics. He added that while O’Sullivan is working on his mechanical issues, it’s still hard for him to make adjustments because he can’t think about them on the mound while he’s trying to win ballgames.
Battle at the bottom
Yost said he definitely doesn’t want to finish in last place in the division, but he finds the “battle” for fourth place between Kansas City and Cleveland a little odd because finishing second-to-last isn’t where he’d like to be either.
According to Yost, Luke Hochevar has been throwing alright, though his command has been off a bit and the pitcher still isn’t where he was before his injury. Yost’s focus, however, is on keeping Hochevar healthy, so he is strong and ready for next year.
Last night’s events were frustrating for Yost because he had to burn a pitcher even though everyone knew a storm was blowing in. He said the team will try its best to get through tonight’s 18 innings without using yesterday’s starter, Sean O’Sullivan. Yost added that it wouldn’t be earth-shattering to use Sully and he knows the pitcher could do it, but he feels it is unnecessary to take that chance. Look for O’Sullivan to be available to toss a couple innings of relief work in tomorrow’s contest, if needed. That would be his normal side day.
Yost said Luke Hochevar looked great as he threw 25 pitches today. He also claimed the righty looked unhittable and without a doubt passed the test. The next step for Hochevar is to toss another session on Tuesday in Detroit. The number of pitches will increase to 30-35, and Hoch will throw 15-18, sit down for five minutes to simulate an inning break, and will then throw the rest. If all goes well, the pitcher will be sent on a rehab start next Saturday.
Additionally, Brian Bannister will make a rehab appearance on Monday in Omaha. Yost expects Banny to toss 25-30 pitches over 2.0 frames. Gil Meche will pitch in relief tonight for Omaha as well.