Tyler Lyons filled his customary sixth starter/swingman role for the Cardinals in 2015, and he did a creditable job with a 3-1 record and 3.75 ERA. The southpaw may have been fortunate to have performed that well, given that he allowed 12 home runs in 60 innings. He will likely fill a similar role again this season, giving him value as a late-rounder in deep NL-only leagues.
Cardinals relief pitcher Tyler Lyons (3-1) pitched the Cardinals to the NL Central title in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, shutting out the Pirates over seven sharp innings. He struck out four without a walk and allowed just four hits.After the Cards got their heads handed to them in the first half of the twin bill, Lyons absolutely dominated their division rivals in the later half en route to the series-clinching win. Lyons has been coming out of the bullpen, but might end up having to make a postseason start for St. Louis, considering that Carlos Martinez (shoulder) is done for the season and Michael Wacha looks like he ought to be.
Part-time Cardinals starter Tyler Lyons could eventually become a full-time starter if he continues to perform as he did Wednesday against visiting Washington. The left-hander held the Nationals to three runs on seven hits in six innings with one walk and six strikeouts. He received a no-decision. The home run ball proved to be his undoing. He surrendered two blasts to Ryan Zimmerman and another to Jayson Werth. It marked his first quality start in seven outings this season.
The Cardinals have recalled a trio of pitchers from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Left-hander Tyler Lyons was summoned and he will start Wednesday's game against the Nationals, taking the place of Michael Wacha. Lyons has made nine appearances--six starts--for the Cardinals this season. He is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA. His last big-league start came back on July 7. Along with Lyons, the Cardinals added right-handed relievers Miguel Socolovich and Nick Greenwood to the active roster, according to MLB.com.
The Cardinals recalled infielder Greg Garcia and optioned Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, the team announced.
Left-hander Tyler Lyons was a hero for the Cardinals' bullpen on Thursday night. After starter Lance Lynn was tagged for seven runs in 2/3 of an inning, Lyons came in and shut the Pirates down. He tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, doing his part to keep the Cardinals in the game. The Pirates would go on to win 10-5, but Lyons was a savior out of the pen on Thursday. Lyons was summoned from Triple-A last week, but has not pitched in a game since August 3 with Memphis.