Lyles allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of relief in Tuesday's 13-6 loss to Oakland.
Taylor Hearn replaced Lyles as the starter for Tuesday and was expected to pitch up to three innings, but he was chased after two-thirds of an inning, setting up the Rangers for a long night. Lyles eventually came on in the third inning and, after Oakland touched him for two runs in the frame, he settled in and strung together outs. Hearn was never tabbed as a permanent replacement for Lyles, but manager Chris Woodward is searching for answers to a faltering rotation, which includes Lyles, who gave up four home runs in his previous start and is tied for fifth in MLB with 16 allowed.
Lyles will not start Tuesday's game against the Athletics as previously expected, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
Taylor Hearn will start on the mound instead in what figures to be some form of a bullpen game for the Rangers. Manager Chris Woodward cited giving Lyles a rest as the main reason for the change, though he also noted that the right-hander's struggles this season also played a factor. Lyles, who holds a subpar 5.68 ERA on the campaign, will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday, though it's not clear if the plan is for him to provide length immediately after Hearn departs.
Lyles (2-5) took the loss against Houston on Wednesday, completing 4.1 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.
Lyles entered the contest having gone at least five innings in each of his previous seven starts, but that streak came to a screeching halt Wednesday. The right-hander served up four homers to the Astros in the loss -- more than he had given up over his past six games combined. The rough outing pushed Lyles' season ERA to 5.68 and accounted for his fifth loss of the season. He'll try to bounce back in his next start, which is tentatively slated for Tuesday at home against Oakland.
Lyles allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings Tuesday against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.
Lyles limited the Giants throughout his start, with the only major damage against him coming on a solo home run by Brandon Crawford. He was unable to rack up strikeouts but limited his opposition to only one extra-base hit and stranded five runners on base. Lyles has now allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven consecutive starts and worked at least five innings in each outing. However, he still carries a 5.37 ERA with a 57:24 K:BB across 67 frames this season.
Lyles allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings in the loss to the Rockies on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
Lyles fired three scoreless innings before allowing a run to score in each of the following three frames. It wasn't a flashy outing by any means, but Lyles did his job to keep the Rangers in the game. The 30-year-old has just two wins this season due to a mediocre 5.75 ERA and a lack of run support. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Giants.
Lyles (2-4) took the loss Friday in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk over six innings with eight strikeouts.
Lyles pitched well to every Mariner except Kyle Lewis, who had a role in all three Seattle runs. He's pitched marginally better in May with 18 runs allowed in 32 innings, but Lyles is a streaming option at best with a 5.79 ERA.
Lyles allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks across six innings during Saturday's 8-4 win against Houston. He had two strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The right-hander surrendered three runs over the opening two frames, but he responded well over his final four innings to give the offense a chance to stage comeback. Lyles has a 5.94 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 44:18 K:BB over 50 innings (10 starts) in 2021.
Lyles (2-3) picked up the win in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees, allowing one run on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out six.
The veteran right-hander tossed 56 of 85 pitches for strikes as he delivered his second quality start of the season. Lyles also kept the ball in the yard for the second straight outing after being taken deep at least once in seven straight trips to the mound to begin the year. He'll carry a 5.93 ERA and 42:16 K:BB through 44 innings into his next start.
Lyles will make his next start Monday against the Yankees, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
It's telling that manager Chris Woodward needed to confirm Lyles' status ahead of Monday's start. The right-hander has a 6.63 ERA for the season and a 7.24 ERA in the seven games since he won his first start. Most recently, Lyles walked five batters in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday, but his skipper was encouraged by the final four innings of that start. "The last couple have been important for Jordan just to get back on track," Woodward said. "But if for some reason it didn't work out that way, then yeah, we may have considered doing something." So, it's status quo with Lyles in the rotation for now, but the manager's comments suggest he doesn't have a long leash.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/22||vs OAK||L 6-13||6.0||5||2||1||3|
|06/16||@ HOU||L 4-8||1||4.1||7||5||2||3|
|06/08||vs SF||L 4-9||6.0||6||1||3||3|
|06/02||@ COL||L 3-6||5.0||7||3||2||2|
|05/28||@ SEA||L 2-3||1||6.0||6||3||1||8|
|05/22||vs HOU||W 8-4||6.0||7||4||2||2|
|05/17||vs NYY||W 5-2||1||6.0||6||1||1||6|
|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|