Lyles (1-3) took the loss Tuesday at San Francisco after giving up two runs on two hits with six strikeouts and five walks over five innings.
The right-hander's command was all over the place, as he delivered only 47 of 83 pitches for strikes, though he limited the damage by allowing only two hits all afternoon. Lyles has a 6.63 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 36:15 K:BB across 33 innings this season.
Lyles did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win against the Twins after allowing three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven across five innings.
The Twins got to Lyles right away with a leadoff home run by Max Kepler in the first inning. Luckily, the right-hander pulled it together from there, only allowing another pair of runs to sneak in due to an RBI single off the bat of Willians Astudillo in the third. It wasn't the cleanest outing, but Lyles limited the damage enough to position Texas for an extra-inning win. The 30-year-old has surrendered nine homers while claiming only one victory this season, which came in his first start back on April 4. He'll look to improve upon a 7.09 ERA and 1.64 WHIP when he lines up to battle the Giants in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Lyles allowed five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in a victory over the Red Sox on Saturday. He didn't factor into the decision.
The righty has struggled as of late and labored Saturday, needing 84 pitches to complete four innings of work. The 30-year-old now has a 7.39 ERA and 23:8 K:BB. Lyles will need to pick it up if he wishes to remain in the rotation.
Lyles (1-2) was tagged with the loss against the Angels on Monday, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out two across 2.2 innings.
Despite being regarded as one of the Rangers' most consistent pitchers this year, Lyles was unable to find success against the hot-hitting Angels, scattering a season-worst 10 hits and seven runs in his shortest outing of the year. Los Angeles hit hard and struck early, including a two-run double by Shohei Ohtani in the second inning and back-to-back home runs by Justin Upton and Albert Pujols in the third. Across 24 innings, the right-hander holds a 6.75 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He'll look to bounce back at home Saturday against the Red Sox.
Lyles (1-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits while striking out five across six innings Tuesday, taking the loss to the Angels.
Lyles made his longest and first quality start of the season, but it resulted in his first loss. He has allowed at least one home run in each of his four starts, with Tuesday's coming from the bat of Mike Trout in the sixth inning. The 30-year-old has consistently produced decent starts without any splashy numbers and by consistently limiting damage, producing a 4.64 ERA in 21.1 innings.
Lyles allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.1 innings Thursday. He did not factor in the decision in the win over the Rays.
Lyles was decent in his start Thursday, where most of his damage came on a fourth inning two-run home run from Mike Brosseau. The right-hander was able to improve on strikeouts compared to his last start when he only picked up a single punchout. Lyles is being used as a traditional starter for the time being and is scheduled to face the Angels next.
Lyles allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one across 4.1 innings in Saturday's loss to the Padres. He did not factor in the decision.
Lyles got through the first three innings unharmed before giving up a pair of home runs to Eric Hosmer and Ha-Seong Kim. The 30-year-old is slated in the starting rotation, but he could transition to a long-relief role if his struggles continue. Lyles is coming off a poor start with a 7.02 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 2021. His next scheduled start is Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Lyles (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out eight over 5.2 innings in Sunday's win over the Royals.
The only damage on Lyles' line came in the sixth inning when Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer. The 30-year-old Lyles threw 52 of 76 pitches for strikes in a fairly efficient first start of the season. The right-hander was expected to begin the year in a tandem starter role, but it appears he may be closer to a traditional starter's workload earlier than expected. Lyles had a rough 2020 with a 1-6 record, 7.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 36:23 K:BB across 12 outings (nine starts). He lines up to face the Padres on Saturday.
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Lyles is "close" to becoming a traditional starter, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
Lyles will operate in a tandem starter role along with Taylor Hearn and start the third game of the regular season, April 4, against the Royals. However, Woodward cited Lyles' strong spring as a motivating factor in a potential move to traditional starter. Lyles allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out 11 over 11 Cactus League innings.
Lyles secured a spot as a tandem starter after allowing one run on three hits over four innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Angels, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
The Rangers have three traditional starters and will use a pair of multi-inning pitchers apiece to fill out the final two rotation slots. The tandems will likely be made up of a right-hander and left-hander, so Lyles is expected to be paired with a lefty such as Wes Benjamin, Taylor Hearn or Kolby Allard. "You just see by his body language, tempo and everything that [Lyles] feels really good about his stuff right now," manager Chris Woodward said. "He's got four-plus pitches right now that he feels really confident with." It's unclear how Woodward plans to order each pitcher in the tandem or how many innings each hurler will be scheduled to throw on a given day. This could impact a starter's ability to throw enough innings (five) to qualify for a win.
Lyles allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two over two innings in Friday's spring game against the White Sox.
Lyles is one of several Texas pitchers without a set role at this point, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. He's been told that he won't be used as a traditional starter, news that didn't please him, and he could be used as part of tandem with another pitcher stretched out for multiple innings. "He's throwing the ball really well. Now, it's a question of how long can you do it? I don't know what the answer is. If he does [maintain his strength], then obviously he's a guy you would want starting," said manager Chris Woodward. The right-hander started nine games and made three relief appearances for the Rangers in 2020, posting a 7.02 ERA. Offensive numbers against him spiked after Lyles reached 45 pitches last season; between pitches 46-60, batters had a .982 OPS against him.
Lyles allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings in Sunday's win against the Astros. He didn't factor into the decision.
Lyles lasted at least five frames in each of his last five starts, but he was removed fairly early in Sunday's season finale after giving up runs in the first and third innings. The right-hander finished the 2020 campaign with a 1-6 record while posting a 7.02 ERA and 36:23 K:BB over 57.2 innings.
Lyles (1-6) allowed seven runs (four earned) on 10 hits over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He struck out three.
Lyles had given up three unearned runs through five innings, but he was sent out again for the sixth and struggled mightily. Nick Ahmed tagged him for an RBI triple and Carson Kelly followed up with a three-run homer to end Lyles' outing. The right-hander now has a 7.08 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 32:21 K:BB in 54.2 innings this season. The 29-year-old lines up for one more start Sunday versus the Astros.
Lyles (1-5) allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two across seven innings to take the loss Thursday against the Astros.
Lyles surrendered a two-run homer to Kyle Tucker in the second inning, but kept the Astros' bats silent thereafter. While he generated only three swinging strikes, Lyles was efficient, getting his 21 outs on 97 total pitches. Particularly important was Lyles' ability to find the strike zone, as he had surrendered seven free passes across his last 18.1 frames. Even accounting for this strong outing, Lyles has an ugly 7.07 ERA with a 29:21 K:BB across 49.2 innings. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday at Arizona.
Lyles allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks over seven innings in a 10-6 loss to Oakland on Friday.
After opener Luis Garcia failed to record an out, Lyles preserved the rest of the Rangers' bullpen by throwing seven innings of relief. Lyles threw 115 pitches in what was the longest relief appearance by a Ranger since 2008.
Lyles will follow opener Luis Garcia in Friday's game against the Athletics, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Lyles was originally expected to start the series opener, but now the right-hander will serve as the primary pitcher after Garcia opens the tilt. The Rangers utilized the same strategy Sept. 1, with the tandem combining to allow three runs over six innings in a win over Houston.
Lyles (1-4) allowed four runs on four walks and three hits over 6.1 innings Sunday, striking out four batters and taking the loss against the Mariners.
Seattle jumped on Lyles early with a two-run homer in the first inning courtesy of Kyle Seager. He then allowed another solo blast to Kyle Lewis in the fourth. The 29-year-old righty left in the seventh inning after two consecutive walks and was later charged with a fourth and final run. Lyles will carry an 8.07 ERA into Friday's home tilt with Oakland.
Lyles pitched five innings against Houston on Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.
After a pair of brutal starts in which he yielded a combined 14 earned runs over eight innings, Lyles pitched behind an opener against the Astros on Tuesday. He fared notably better in the role, tossing five innings for only the third time this season and limiting Houston to three runs. It remains to be seen whether Lyles will be used as a primary pitcher again or resume his role as a traditional starter; in either case, he figures to next take the mound Sunday in Seattle.
Lyles will follow opener Luis Garcia in Tuesday's game against the Astros, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lyles was originally slated to start last Thursday against Oakland, but with that game being postponed, the right-hander has not pitched since Aug. 22. He will be somewhat dependent on Garcia holding his own early in the game, but this could allow Lyles to qualify for and pick up his second win of the campaign.
Lyles' scheduled start vs. the Athletics on Thursday was postponed, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The two teams decided not to play Thursday's series finale in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Rangers have yet to announce how they will adjust their rotation, leaving the right-hander in limbo with regards to his next start.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/11||@ SF||L 2-4||1||5.0||2||2||5||6|
|05/06||@ MIN||W 4-3||5.0||7||3||2||7|
|05/01||vs BOS||W 8-6||4.0||6||5||2||3|
|04/26||vs LAA||L 4-9||1||2.2||10||7||3||2|
|04/20||@ LAA||L 2-6||1||6.0||5||3||0||5|
|04/15||@ TB||W 6-4||5.1||5||3||1||4|
|04/10||vs SD||L 4-7||4.1||6||3||2||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Round Rock Express||31.0||6||6||1||0||3||0||22||11||48||5.52||1.903|
|2010||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||127.0||21||20||1||7||9||0||115||35||133||3.12||1.323|
|2011||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||62.0||12||10||0||3||3||0||42||17||64||3.63||1.306|
|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||40.2||7||7||0||5||0||0||33||8||41||3.58||1.219|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||23.2||6||5||0||2||2||0||11||6||30||5.43||1.552|
|2014||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||4.2||1||0||0||1||0||0||4||2||3||0.00||1.191|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||20.0||5||5||0||1||1||0||20||8||20||4.50||1.400|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||5.2||2||2||0||0||2||0||4||2||14||19.04||3.077|