Lyons is expected to take the place of Gonzales in the rotation, starting with Friday in Milwaukee, though that announcement has not been made. Gonzales could not make it past five innings in any of his three starts and yielded nine runs in 14 innings. Lyons, however, has struggled with the Redbirds, giving up 43 hits in 35 1/3 innings and compiling a 5.35 ERA.
Gonzales (0-2) got off to a rough start by allowing a pair of singles to begin the game. He eventually gave up a two-out RBI single to Casey McGehee in the first inning.
He was much better in the second inning, striking out two in a 1-2-3 frame. Though, he ran into more trouble in the third inning, as he loaded the bases before escaping the jam.
Gonzales put two more runners on base in the fourth inning and loaded the bases in the fifth before being lifted for Seth Maness, who ended the threat before Miami could plate any more runs.
It was the first time in three starts Gonzales allowed less than five runs. Though, he lasted less than five innings for the second straight start. He's also walked nine batters in his last two starts (nine innings).
Gonzales, who struck out five, is slated to make his next start Friday at Milwaukee.
Gonzales was tagged for five more runs Tuesday, after he gave up five runs in his major-league debut last week. He gave up his five runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings, while striking out two batters on 84 pitches.
Gonzales fell to 0-1 through two starts, while his ERA rose to 9.64. He has been pressed into duty due to injury, and his next start is set for Sunday against the Marlins.
Gonzales cruised through the first three innings of his career, but stumbled badly in the fourth, as the Rockies jumped on him for five runs in the frame. He ended up allowing five runs on seven hits and a pair of walks, while striking out three batters on 82 pitches over five innings.
Gonzales was promoted straight from Double-A Springfield due to injuries in the rotation, and could see a few more starts before he is sent down. His next turn in the rotation is set for Tuesday in San Francisco.
He's anticipating a big turnout of family and friends from Fort Collins, 60 miles north of Denver.
"It's bizarre being here, sitting here in this dugout," Gonzales said, per the Boston Herald. "I'm hoping that I've turned some Fort Collins natives into Cardinal fans overnight. People are pretty upset they have to root against the Rockies."
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Gonzales' familiarity with Coors Field should help.
"A lot of guys come in here (to Colorado) not knowing what to expect," Matheny said. "But this is something he grew up with."
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