Lyles allowed seven runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts while completing only two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. The great start the 28-year-old had to the season is officially gone because of two horrific outings in a row against the Cubs. Lyles has yielded 14 runs and 14 hits in his last 4.2 innings across two starts versus the Cubs, losing both games. It wasn't too long ago that Lyles' ERA was below 3.00, and prior to his last two starts, his ERA sat at 3.71. It's escalated to 5.16 after these two disasters. He is 5-6 with a 1.40 WHIP, .255 batting average against and 80 strikeouts in 75 innings this season. Lyles will look to get on track at home against the Phillies next Friday.
Lyles (5-5) allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out seven across four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Cubs. Lyles stumbled immediately, allowing a solo home run to Kris Bryant -- the third batter of the game -- in the first inning. Things didn't improve from there as he allowed two more home runs prior to being pulled with runners on first and second base in the fifth frame. The one positive from the performance was Lyles' ability to generate swings and misses: He had 14 on 78 total pitches. He enters the All-Star break with a 4.36 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 78 strikeouts across 74.1 innings.
Lyles (5-4) took the loss in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five. The right-hander made a strong return from the hamstring strain that landed him on the injured list as he took the mound for the first time since June 8, but a lack of run support doomed Lyles to the loss column. He'll carry a 3.71 ERA and 71:26 K:BB through 70.1 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Cubs.
Lyles (hamstring) was activated from the injured list in advance of Saturday's start against the Brewers. Lyles had a run of excellence earlier this season but logged a 7.71 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in 18.2 innings (four starts) prior to landing on the injured list. He went 5.1 innings (84 pitches) in a rehab start at Triple-A on June 23, so he should be able to pitch without restrictions.
Lyles (hamstring) will return from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday in Milwaukee, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Lyles has missed just over two weeks with left hamstring tightness. He recorded a solid 3.64 ERA in 12 starts before suffering the injury.