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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / STL
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Tyler Lyons pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings out of the pen Friday against the Dodgers.
Lyons appeared likely to start for the Cardinals on Sunday, but that should be off the table after 53 pitches tonight. They'll probably call up a minor leaguer. Jul 23 - 1:37 AM

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Tyler Lyons pitched three innings and allowed one run Thursday as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 4-3.

Marcell Ozuna took him deep as the second batter of the game, but Lyons was clean otherwise. The left-hander is out of options this spring, so he's done riding the Memphis-St. Louis shuttle once and for all. He's good enough to serve as some team's fifth starter, but unless he's traded, the Cardinals figure to put him in middle relief.
Mar 3 - 4:24 PM

Tyler Lyons said he's making an effort to give up fewer home runs this season.

Lyons had his moments last year (3.75 ERA, 9.0 K.9) but was far too generous in the home run department, surrendering 12 round-trippers in only 60 innings of work. Nine of those were solo shot but Lyons recognizes that it's something he'll have to improve on if he wants to make the Opening Day roster. "I’m very conscious now of keeping the ball down as much as possible," said Lyons. "You can get away with a lot more if the ball is down." With the Cardinals' rotation already set, the best Lyons can hope for is a spot in the bullpen.
Feb 17 - 10:20 AM

Tyler Lyons pitched seven shutout innings to beat the Pirates in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Lyons scattered four hits, walking none, and striking out five in the effort. The Cardinals backed him with six runs of support in the first three innings, creating a stress-free night for the lefty. Lyons, in eight starts and eight relief appearances, has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 54/15 K/BB ratio over 57 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Tyler Lyons is in line to start on Wednesday versus the Pirates in Carlos Martinez's (shoulder) place.

The Cardinals had the option of pushing John Lackey back to Monday for the Pittsburgh series, which would put Lance Lynn in line to start Tuesday and Michael Wacha Wednesday. However, manager Mike Matheny has decided not to tinker with the rotation, leaving Lyons to start Wednesday in a game that could potentially have huge playoff implications.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Tyler Lyons pitched six innings of three-run ball in his spot start Wednesday against the Nationals.

Lyons will probably be called on once or twice more this month with the Cardinals sitting pretty in the NL playoff picture. He'll be a decent option in NL-only leagues when he gets the nod as a starter.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons is going to make a spot start for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Nationals. The left-hander will probably then slide into a long relief role.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:07:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:37:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 01:07:00 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.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 08:39:00 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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:41:00 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.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:53:00 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.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:22:00 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.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 08:46:00 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.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 04:52:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer
11Jerome Williams