Worley happy with execution over results
JUPITER, Fla. -- Twins starter Vance Worley struggled in his second start of the spring, allowing four runs (three earned) in two innings against the Marlins on Friday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
The 25-year-old right-hander also gave up six hits while facing 12 batters. He struck out one batter and walked another. Of his 41 pitches, 23 were for strikes. After two starts, his Spring Training ERA sits at 6.75.
Acquired in an offseason trade with the Phillies, Worley pitched two scoreless two-hit innings against the Pirates last Monday in his Minnesota debut.
When Worley threw a changeup to Marlins catcher and No. 8 hitter Kyle Skipworth on Friday, it broke the bat, but still went for a double into right field.
"I made my pitch and I got him to do what I needed him to do, except the ball found the hole," Worley said. "That seemed to be every hit today except for a couple."
In the second inning, Worley changed his approach, going more inside rather than to the corner of the plate. Worley said he threw his four-seam fastball where he needed to and that it sank hard. His cutter and curveball were good.
"[I] made my pitches -- just things didn't go my way," Worley said.