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Tyler Lyons | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.
Lyons tossed 7 2/3 scoreless relief innings in his most recent stint with the big club. He'll be back in September. Aug 23 - 1:37 PM

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Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons holds a 5.02 ERA over six starts for the Cards this season, although he's struck out 31 over 28 2/3 frames. He'll work in long relief.
Aug 7 - 1:07 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a spot start as the 26th man during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He'll return to a 3.10 ERA at Memphis.
Jul 8 - 8:39 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons will serve as the 26th man in Tuesday's doubleheader and start against Jake Arrieta in the first game. The 27-year-old has a 5.09 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio in 23 innings over five starts with the Cardinals this season. He has pitched really well in his last two chances.
Jul 7 - 11:41 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons pitched well in two fill-in starts for the Cards, but Lance Lynn is ready to return from a right forearm strain. Lyons should get another shot later this season, either as a spot starter or long reliever.
Jun 25 - 12:53 PM

Tyler Lyons allowed three runs over five innings in a 12-4 win over the Phillies on Friday.

His only mistake was a three-run homer by Ryan Howard in his final inning of work. Lyons gave up five hits in all while walking one batter and striking out five. Lance Lynn (forearm) could be ready for his next turn in the Cardinals' starting rotation, which means that Lyons is likely headed back to Triple-A soon.
Jun 19 - 11:22 PM

Making his fourth start of the season and his first since being sent to Triple-A on May 16, Tyler Lyons held the Royals to two runs on three hits over five innings on Saturday.

Lyons is pitching in the place of the injured Lance Lynn (forearm). While he threw to a 5.54 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in his first three starts, his outing against the Royals looked pretty good. Lyons struck out six and walked one. Both runs on his line came via solo homers by Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez in the second and fourth innings, respectively. We'll see how many starts Lynn ends up missing (it could just be a few), but Lyons will definitely be starting at Target Field against the Twins on Thursday afternoon.
Jun 13 - 8:46 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

With Lance Lynn (forearm) hitting the disabled list, Lyons is being called up to start in his place on Saturday. In three previous starts this season, the southpaw struggled with a 5.54 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. He's not a particularly palatable fantasy option.
Jun 12 - 4:52 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons struck out 17 but held a 5.54 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over three starts with the big club. The Cards are expected to activate Jaime Garcia (shoulder) from the disabled list to start on Thursday.
May 17 - 1:47 PM

Tyler Lyons surrendered three earned runs over 3 2/3 innings Saturday in the Cardinals' loss to the Tigers.

Lyons escaped with a no-decision in the 10-inning game. He gave up seven hits and walked two while failing to make it out of the top of the fourth. Jaime Garcia (shoulder) may be called on to take his spot next week.
May 16 - 7:40 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Tyler Lyons will remain in the team's rotation.

Mozeliak indicated that Lyons could receive at least a couple more starts while the club waits on Jaime Garcia (shoulder) and Marco Gonzales (pectoral). Lyons has been tolerable as a fill-in, posting a 4.82 ERA but with a 12/3 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings. He'll face the Tigers in Detroit next weekend.
May 11 - 5:27 PM

Tyler Lyons allowed three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Saturday as the Cardinals fell to the Pirates.

It was another mixed bag outing for Lyons, who has filled Adam Wainwright's spot for two straight turns and may get a third start with Marco Gonzales (pectoral) and Jaime Garcia (shoulder) both struggling in their debuts. Lyons struck out seven batters last Tuesday against the Cubs and he fanned five on Sunday in Pittsburgh, but the Pirates got to him for five hits -- including a Jung-Ho Kang home run. Lyons is not a good bet in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
May 10 - 4:19 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the club is leaning toward starting Tyler Lyons against the Pirates on Sunday.

Matheny couched it with the caveat "as of right now," suggesting the start is written in pencil and not pen. Lyons pitched decently in Tuesday's no-decision, and the Cards don't really have any better options at the moment. The lefty has made 13 starts over the past three seasons for the Cardinals.
May 6 - 9:27 PM

Tyler Lyons was a mixed bag in a spot start Tuesday, allowing four runs -- three earned -- while striking out seven over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs.

Lyons was mostly good until the fifth inning, when the Cubs got to him for three of the four runs against. In all he gave up six hits and walked two, throwing 96 pitches. The Cardinals still have a need for a fifth starter in Adam Wainwright's absence and Lyons showed well enough that he could get another start in five days. That spot, regardless of who makes the start, will come up Sunday at the Pirates.
May 6 - 12:51 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Tim Cooney got the first opportunity as a fill-in option for Adam Wainwright (Achilles) last week, but now it's Lyons' turn, as he'll start Tuesday night against the Cubs. The 27-year-old had a 2.91 ERA and 26/6 K/BB ratio over his first 21 2/3 innings with Memphis this season and should be relevant in NL-only leagues for now. Marco Gonzales figures to be a candidate to join the rotation later this month.
May 5 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva