Lyles allowed five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three over 3.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Lyles was knocked around for a second straight Cactus League start and has an 11.37 ERA (eight runs, 6.1 innings) over two appearances. He's allowed runs in four of six-plus innings pitched, including multiple runs in three frames. If you're part of the crowd that believes spring results mean nothing, then this should not alarm you. At some point, however, it would be comforting to see Lyles have a good result. A strong finish to the 2019 season along with an improved K/9 rate are hopeful signs for the 29-year-old right-hander, who will operate as Texas' No. 5 starter.
Lyles allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Giants.
Lyles was the fourth member to Texas' projected starting rotation to make his spring debut. He shrugged off the three-run home run allowed on a curve, as the right-hander was more focused on his changeup, a pitch he all but abandoned in his 11 starts with the Brewers in 2019. "I don't like the three runs, but overall, I wanted to get the changeup working and we were successful with that," Lyles told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. "A great day working on the changeup. There's good and bad that goes with that. But that's what I wanted to work on today. And we did a good job working with it." Lyles is lining up to be the Rangers' No. 5 starter.
Lyles signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Lyles finished the 2019 campaign with Milwaukee in impressive fashion, posting a 1.91 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 38:11 K:BB over his last seven appearances (37.2 innings). He'll slot alongside fellow newcomer Kyle Gibson in a rebuilt Texas rotation.
Lyles (12-8) allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Reds.
Lyles continued his strong form, with the only major damage he allowed coming on a solo home run by Eugenio Suarez in the first inning. Otherwise, he kept the Reds off balance, generating 12 of his 15 outs via either groundball or strikeout. Lyles has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 11 starts as a Brewer.
Lyles did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win over the Padres, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out nine across 4.2 innings.
Aside from serving up a solo home run to Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning, Lyles looked dominant Thursday, allowing just one earned run for the third straight game. On the down side, the 28-year-old failed to complete five innings to get the win, tossing 92 pitches in the effort. Even still, Lyles improves to a 4.17 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 140:53 K:BB on the season. He'll take the hill again on Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Lyles (11-8) earned the win Saturday against St. Louis after allowing two runs (one earned) in six innings, striking out four while giving up six hits.
The Cardinals scored one on a Tommy Edman homer in the second inning and another on a throwing error in the same frame, but Lyles never let them seriously threaten for the rest of his outing. He's now given up two or fewer earned runs in eight of his last nine starts, improving his ERA to 4.25.
Lyles allowed a run on four hits and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out three batters in Monday's win over Miami.
Lyles didn't have his best command but was able to limit the damage. He held Miami scoreless until the fifth inning and lowered his season ERA to 4.38. He's now allowed two or fewer runs seven of his eight starts since being traded to the Brewers. He'll face the Cardinals on the road Saturday.
Lyles (10-8) picked up the win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Astros, allowing two runs on six hits over 6.1 innings while striking out two.
It's his third quality start in seven trips to the mound since coming over to Milwaukee, and Lyles' 2.56 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 34:14 K:BB through 38.2 innings during that stretch -- not to mention his 5-1 record -- have helped keep the Brewers' playoff aspirations alive. He'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Monday in Miami.
Lyles (9-8) struck out nine while allowing one run on six hits with one walk across 5.1 innings to earn a victory against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Before the trade deadline, Lyles hadn't struck out at least nine batters in a start since May 17, but he's now reached nine punchouts twice in his last four outings. He's also yielded just one run in his last 11.1 innings. Overall, Lyles owns a 4.55 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 122 strikeouts in 114.2 innings with the Pirates and Brewers this season. He is scheduled to pitch next against the Astros on Tuesday.
Lyles (8-8) picked up the win in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks, walking two batters and striking out five over six no-hit, scoreless innings.
Devin Williams ruined the potential combined no-no in the seventh inning after Lyles had hit the showers, but that takes nothing away from the right-hander's fantastic performance. Lyles has given the Brewers two quality starts in five trips to the mound since joining their rotation, and he'll carry a 4.69 ERA and 113:46 K:BB through 109.1 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Cardinals.
Lyles didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 15-14 extra-innings win over the Nationals, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings while striking out four.
Juan Soto and Adam Eaton both took the right-hander deep, and he needed 83 pitches (52 strikes) to record just 12 outs -- a fitting beginning to a wild 14-inning affair that wrecked ratios on both staffs. Lyles will take a 4.96 ERA and 108:44 K:BB through 103.1 innings into his next outing Friday, at home against Arizona.
Lyles (7-8) yielded one run on three hits and four walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out nine and taking the loss against Texas.
Lyles held Texas off the board until a seventh-inning sacrifice fly. He was on his way to going 3-0 in three starts with Milwaukee since being acquired from the Pirates, but his offense couldn't get anything going against Mike Minor. The nine punchouts were his highest since May 12. In 17 innings since the trade, the 28-year-old right-hander owns a 1.59 ERA while allowing just two long balls. Lyles will take the mound in Washington next Sunday.
Lyles (7-7) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings while earning a victory against the Pirates on Monday.
As he returned to PNC Park, Lyles once again ran into home-run trouble. He gave up 12 homers in his last eight starts with the Pirates before getting traded last week, and he tossed up two more home runs Tuesday, though it led to just three runs and only one earned. Behind a strong offensive performance from the Brewers, Lyles was able to beat his old club, improving his record back to .500. He also has a 4.97 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 92.1 innings this season. Lyles will start again Saturday at home against the Rangers.
Lyles is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Pirates.
After serving up 12 home runs in his final eight starts with the Pirates before being traded to the Brewers, Lyles tightened up his command in his Milwaukee debut last week. The spacious confines in Oakland surely helped Lyles' cause as he tossed five innings of one-run ball, but he could run into more trouble while returning to his old stomping grounds in Pittsburgh in his second start with his new club. Over his 45.2 innings at PNC Park this season, Lyles submitted a 5.52 ERA while allowing opposing hitters to post a .386 wOBA.
Lyles (6-7) earned the win Wednesday after holding the A's to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings.
Making his first start with the Brewers following a trade from the Pirates on July 29, Lyles turned in a solid performance without issuing any walks or home runs to pick up his sixth win of the season. The right-hander had previously been traded to the Brewers in 2018 to fill a relief role, but he's expected to maintain a spot in the rotation this time around. Lyles will carry a 5.15 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 94:35 K:BB into his next start Monday against his old Pirates teammates.
Manager Craig Counsell confirmed Lyles would start Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
As anticipated, Milwaukee won't waste much time to break the newly acquired right-hander into its injury-depleted rotation. Lyles' results since the All-Star break haven't been encouraging -- he's surrendered 16 runs (13 earned) on 18 hits and six walks over eight frames -- but the Brewers will probably be pleased enough if he can merely eat some innings in his team debut. The 28-year-old likely won't warrant much attention outside of NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Manager Craig Counsell said that he expects Lyles to start Wednesday's game in Oakland, Bryan Dee of ESPN Milwaukee reports.
Lyles was lined up to start for the Pirates on his normal four days' rest Monday before those plans were scrapped when he was dealt to the Brewers. Milwaukee will waste little time plugging Lyles into its rotation, which has been hit hard by injuries over the past couple of weeks. After submitting a 3.71 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through his first 13 starts with the Pirates, Lyles has been shelled in three of his past four turns, yielding 23 runs (20 earned) on 28 hits -- including eight home runs -- and seven walks over 12 innings.
Lyles was traded from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee on Monday in exchange for prospect Cody Ponce, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
The Brewers are replicating a trade from last season, when they acquired Lyles as a bullpen piece for the stretch run. He's likely to be a starter this time around, with Freddy Peralta pitching out of the bullpen and Brandon Woodruff (oblique), Jhoulys Chacin (lat), Jimmy Nelson (elbow) and Corbin Burnes (shoulder) all injured. Lyles' 5.36 ERA in 17 starts for Pittsburgh this season is worse than he deserves according to his peripherals, though his 4.81 FIP isn't particularly encouraging. Moving from PNC Park to Miller Park is unlikely to help bring his ERA down. Since Lyles was scheduled to start the Pirates' game Monday against the Reds, the team will now need to break in a new rotation member on short notice. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Lyles is expected to make his Brewers debut either Wednesday or Thursday against the Athletics.
Lyles (5-7) allowed eight runs (five earned) on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts across 1.2 innings while suffering an embarrassing defeat against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
After a 1-2-3 first inning, things just absolutely came apart during the second. The frame started with an error, but then the Cardinals posted four extra-base hits, including two homers, before Lyles recorded the first out. Ultimately, Lyles only registered a second out in the frame before getting the hook because the Pirates threw a runner out at the plate. The error did him no favors to start the inning, but that doesn't offset the right-hander having allowed six extra-base hits overall in one frame. Lyles has been a mess recently, giving up at least seven runs in three of his last four starts. He has also lost six straight decisions, as he's fallen to 5-7 with a 5.36 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 82.1 innings. He will attempt to get out of this terrible funk Monday at the Reds.
Lyles allowed one run on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts across 5.2 innings during a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
After a couple of really poor starts from Lyles, this is what owners wanted to see in response. This outing stopped a two-game streak where he had allowed 14 total runs. The veteran yielded a single and double in the first inning, but after that, he barely allowed any traffic on the bases. The lone run he permitted was a solo homer. Lyles is 5-6 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 80.2 innings this season.
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