Incredible week for the baseball team. TCU was 13th in the nation in pitching and we torched them. Hard to fathom how we flipped the switch that extreme. Great gumption to come back from an early 6-0 hole and get the sweep. And I hope everyone remembers this is a team with several key pieces missing and bad breaks and they just keep fighting (like last season). Very impressive.
He is starting instead of coming in relief. Thus, instead of pitching with max effort, he's having to conserve to go longer. Also, he is a pitcher that thrives off of the adrenaline he gets from the biggest moments. Starting a game is a totally different talent and management of adrenaline/energy.
As a result, instead of the fastball being 91-92, it's 88 and not getting by people. Teams are getting multiple at bats against him and forcing him to spot something other than his fastball, and because, by starting, the velocity on his fastball is going to be lower, he is having to be more fine with the fastball as well.
All of these are adjustments that are not easy to make.
Sean Wymer pitched on the 2017 National Team and led TCU with 30 appearances out of the pen last year. He had a 2.10 ERA... struck 66 batters in 55 2/3 innings pitched... limited opponents to a .182 batting average... team posted a 23-7 record in games he pitched...
This year, as a starter, he has a .461 era, and is just 1-1.
Teel has middle relief type stuff with a closers mentality, but is being forced to start due to injury and the fact that we have a handful of pitchers that haven't reached their potential yet.