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24 Jordan Lyles SP

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September 18, 2020 09:40 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Seven strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2020 10:36 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Large relief performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2020 11:04 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Will follow opener Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Yields two homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2020 01:20 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Hurls five frames following opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2020 09:48 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Will follow opener Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2020 02:48 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Thursday's start postponed
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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.

August 24, 2020 02:00 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Tipping pitches?
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Texas manager Chris Woodward suggested that Lyles might be tipping pitches, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Lyles was shelled in Saturday's start, allowing eight runs on 11 hits in four innings, leaving the manager to seek a cause for the pitcher's poor results. "Tonight, I thought there was something going on with Jordan in the first inning," Woodward said. "They were taking some really healthy swings on some pitches. I don't know if there is something there. When a team has something on a guy, a lot of times, you don't know it until there are seven or eight runs. We are going to dig into that and see if there is something we can find." Lyles has a 9.25 ERA over five starts and one relief appearance.

August 23, 2020 06:04 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Shelled by Seattle on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles (1-3) took the loss against the Mariners on Saturday, completing four innings and giving up eight runs on 11 hits while striking out two.

Lyles gave up three runs in the first inning and five in the third on his way to his second straight loss. He didn't give up a walk for the first time this season, but Seattle knocked him around to the tune of four extra-base hits, including a three-run homer off the bat of Evan White in the third frame. Lyles has now given up 14 earned runs over his last eight innings to see his ERA balloon to 9.25 on the season. He'll try to recover when he faces Oakland at home Thursday in his next scheduled start.

August 18, 2020 11:32 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Crushed for seven runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles (1-2) allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and a walk over four innings Monday, striking out two and taking the loss against the Padres.

Most of the damage against Lyles came during a five-run second inning for the Padres before he coughed up a homer to Austin Hedges in the fourth. Over his last four starts, the 29-year-old righty has been hammered for 17 runs in 18.1 innings, raising his season ERA to 7.52. He'll look to get back in the win column in Seattle on Saturday.

August 13, 2020 11:16 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: No-decision Wednesday
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Lyles didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's game between the Rangers and the Mariners. He allowed four runs on six hits -- including two home runs -- and four walks while fanning four across five innings.

Lyles was coming off a win against the Angels the last time out but hasn't been pitching very well -- the right-hander has given up three or more runs in each of his last three starts while falling short of six full innings in each of those outings. As a result, he is sporting a 6.91 ERA in his last three appearances ahead of his next scheduled start at home against the Padres on Aug. 18.

August 8, 2020 01:00 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Notches first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles (1-1) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a win versus the Angels on Friday.

Lyles gave up a two-run blast to Mike Trout in the first inning and an RBI single to Max Stassi in the fourth, but was otherwise effective in his second start. The 29-year-old righty has a 5.56 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 11.1 innings this year. Lyles is expected to start Wednesday at home versus the Mariners in his next outing.

August 2, 2020 03:28 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Loses first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles (0-1) was tagged with the loss to the Giants on Saturday when he allowed four runs on three hits and five walks while striking out one in a 7-3 defeat.

Lyles, who made his first start of the season, was unable to consistently locate his pitches. He threw just 42 strikes among his 78 pitches and was particularly off target with his curveball, as just eight of 21 landed in the zone. All four runs allowed originated from runners who reached base via walk. Lyles will look for better results in his next scheduled start, Friday at home against the Angels.

July 29, 2020 03:12 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Appears as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles allowed one walk and struck out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Arizona.

Lyles, who is the Rangers' No. 5 starter, is not part of the first rotation due to off days during the first weeks of the season. To keep him fresh for an expected starting assignment, manager Chris Woodward was able to afford him multiple innings Tuesday. Lyles is expected to start Saturday on the road against the Giants.

July 25, 2020 12:24 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Not making first turn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles will make his first start of the season Aug. 2 at San Francisco since the Rangers are skipping his first turn in the rotation, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The news was to be expected, as the Rangers don't immediately need a five-man rotation with two scheduled off days next week. Lyles figures to be available out of the bullpen for the next two series as a result, though he is likely to be utilized in a calculated fashion to help keep him on schedule.

July 23, 2020 08:12 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles will start Wednesday's exhibition game against the Rockies, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Lyles, who had a shaky start to summer camp, is coming off his best outing. He pitched in an intrasquad game Friday and allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings. The Rangers are expected to skip Lyles' first regular-season turn in the rotation, and it's possible they also forgo him a second time, as they have three off days during the first 11 days of the season.

July 12, 2020 03:40 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: May have first turn skipped
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles is behind other starters and may have his first turn through the rotation skipped, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Lyles threw 80 pitches across five innings Saturday, so he's on par with other starters in terms of length, but he allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out one. He was roughed up in his previous outing as well, so the right-hander needs to hone his command. "We have a bunch of different options we're looking at," Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. "I'm sure he's dealing with some soreness and some things that he's got to push through, whereas some of our other guys have already done that." If Lyles' first start is skipped, the Rangers would likely turn to Joe Palumbo or Kolby Allard (or a combination of both) as a replacement.

July 6, 2020 03:52 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Throws 3.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lyles threw 3.1 innings in an intrasquad game Monday, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

The good news is that Lyles is healthy, he's ramping up and his swing-and-miss stuff is intact. He is a shoo-in for a spot in the Rangers' rotation and will continue to increase his workload every fifth day in summer camp.

March 8, 2020 10:20 PM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Spring ERA balloons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2020 07:52 AM
Rangers' Jordan Lyles: Makes first spring start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 "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.

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