|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/19/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 230 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Sup. Rd|
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.
Lyles allowed seven runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts while completing only two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
The great start the 28-year-old had to the season is officially gone because of two horrific outings in a row against the Cubs. Lyles has yielded 14 runs and 14 hits in his last 4.2 innings across two starts versus the Cubs, losing both games. It wasn't too long ago that Lyles' ERA was below 3.00, and prior to his last two starts, his ERA sat at 3.71. It's escalated to 5.16 after these two disasters. He is 5-6 with a 1.40 WHIP, .255 batting average against and 80 strikeouts in 75 innings this season. Lyles will look to get on track at home against the Phillies next Friday.
Lyles (5-5) allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out seven across four innings to take the loss Thursday against the Cubs.
Lyles stumbled immediately, allowing a solo home run to Kris Bryant -- the third batter of the game -- in the first inning. Things didn't improve from there as he allowed two more home runs prior to being pulled with runners on first and second base in the fifth frame. The one positive from the performance was Lyles' ability to generate swings and misses as he had 14 swinging strikes on 78 total pitches. He enters the All-Star break with a 4.36 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 78 strikeouts across 74.1 innings.
Lyles (5-4) took the loss in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
The right-hander made a strong return from the hamstring strain that landed him on the injured list as he took the mound for the first time since June 8, but a lack of run support doomed Lyles to the loss column. He'll carry a 3.71 ERA and 71:26 K:BB through 70.1 innings into his next outing Thursday, at home against the Cubs.