Jul 28 6:55p
Lyles (hand) tossed 3.2 scoreless innings during his rehab outing at High-A Modesto on Saturday, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out four.
Lyles uncorked 70 pitches in his first start since June 5, when he suffered a fractured left hand. The pitch count was a rather high total for a player nearly two months removed from his last game action, but it illustrates the Rockies' immediate need to get competent arms into their rotation. The right-hander may need only one more minor league tune-up before returning from the disabled list, likely next week.