Lyles (hand) played catch Saturday and is preparing for his next start, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Lyles was pulled from Friday's start against the Giants with a bruised right hand after being hit by a comebacker, but his quick return to throwing indicates it's not a major issue. The 28-year-old has been lights out with a 0.53 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 18:5 K:BB over 17 innings and next lines up to start Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, if healthy.
Lyles was lifted from Friday's game against the Giants due to a bruised right hand, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. He allowed four hits and a walk and struck out six over six scoreless innings and left in line for the victory. A comebacker deflected off Lyles' pitching hand in the sixth inning, and although the Pirates still managed to turn a double play, it would end up knocking Lyles out of the contest. Assuming the injury isn't too serious, he should be in a good position to make his next start Wednesday against Arizona.
Lyles will make his next start Friday against the Giants, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Lyles initially lined up to pitch Wednesday in Detroit, but with two off days this week and Chris Archer beginning to serve his five-game suspension, the Pirates decided to shuffle their rotation a bit. Lyles has been fantastic through his first two starts with a 0.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 12:4 K:BB across 11 innings.
Lyles (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out 10 and walking only one across six innings in a victory against the Cubs on Wednesday. The only real blemish against Lyles was a homer allowed to Jason Heyward in the fifth. The other two hits he yielded were singles. Lyles has been incredible to open the season, posting more than a strikeout per inning and an ERA below 1.00. Overall, he is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 11 innings (two starts). Lyles' next start should be against the Tigers.
Lyles didn't factor into the decision against the Reds on Thursday, scattering three hits over five innings while striking out two and walking three as the Pirates won 2-0. Lyles posted a solid line after getting activated from the injured list ahead of this start, but was removed after tossing 80 pitches with the contest still scoreless, costing him a chance at grabbing the win. He posted a 4.11 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 87.2 innings between the Brewers and the Padres last season, and is currently slated to take the hill next against the Cubs on the road Thursday.