Aces 16, Aliens 7
The Kyle Drabek Experience played a short set in Reno last night.
The dream is turning stormy.
Strange but true, Drabek’s evening lasted just 2/3 of an inning, which equalled in length his June 1 performance against the Indians when he still donned the Blue Jay uniform.
But this nightmare proved worse, his struggle more acute and the failure more complete.
He may as well have been asleep for all the cognisance he displayed on the mound.
After allowing five runs on four hits, two home runs and three walks, Drabek’s ERA stands at an astronomical 17.36 in two Triple-A starts.
Inside the mind of Kyle, fears and desires have run amok.
Wanting more is not enough. Thinking positive is not enough. Throwing hard is not enough.
He must first wake up.
Wake up, Kyle.
We need you.
But he’s got to learn how to wake up on the right side of the bed.
For Drabek, it’s all about balance and control: mental, emotional and physical. When he finds that sweet spot in his mind, heart and catcher’s mitt, he will awaken from this nightmare to the real dream.
For now, he remains mired inside his very own Salvador Dali painting.