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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / STL
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Tyler Lyons pitched a perfect inning against the Mets on Friday.
As a lefty, Lyons probably has a lesser chance than Luke Gregerson, Dominic Leone and Bud Norris of ever claiming the Cardinals' closing gig outright, but he should be a threat to earn the occasional save next month. He's posted a 3.24 ERA and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings for the month. Mar 23 - 4:29 PM

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Cardinals and LHP Tyler Lyons avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Lyons was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The 29-year-old was outstanding out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2017, compiling a 2.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 68/20 K/BB ratio across 54 innings.
Jan 12 - 2:51 PM

Tyler Lyons retired the only two batters he faced to notch his third save of the season in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Reds.

Juan Nicasio began the 10th inning after a scoreless ninth, but he surrendered a solo homer to Scooter Gennett and looked to be tiring, so Cardinals manager Mike Matheny turned to Lyons, who induced a flyout and a strikeout to preserve the one-run win. Nicasio is no doubt still the favorite for saves in St. Louis down the stretch, but Lyons could still get the stray save chance when the opposition has lefties due up.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Tyler Lyons took a loss Sunday afternoon against the Cubs.

Lyons plunked the first batter he faced in the bottom of the seventh and then gave up a single to Javier Baez. He was lifted after inducing a pop-out from Kyle Schwarber and then Jason Heyward gave Chicago the lead for good with an RBI single to left field off Matt Bowman. Lyons hasn't earned a save since September 6, with most of the chances going to newcomer Juan Nicasio.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:27:00 PM

Despite giving up two hits to start the ninth, Tyler Lyons earned a save with a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Padres.

Lyons couldn't possibly have asked for an easier opportunity tonight; he ended up facing Hector Sanchez, Jabari Blash, Erick Aybar, Matt Szczur and a lone pinch-hitter in Cory Spangenberg. The first two singled, prompting Mike Matheny to get Seung-Hwan Oh and Zach Duke up in the pen, but then Aybar had a laughable at-bat and Szczur didn't fare much better, similarly striking out on a high fastball. Spangenberg hit a routine fly to end it. The save was Lyons' second of the year, the other being a three-inning save back in June. He'll probably get some more chances before the month is out.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 01:23:00 AM

Tyler Lyons has stopped his running program following last November's knee surgery and as a result has dealt with stamina issues.

Lyons has fared well working mostly as a long reliever this season, most recently striking out five over three scoreless innings on Wednesday. There's been talk about him possibly supplanting Michael Wacha in the Cardinals' rotation, but it sounds like that won't happen after the lefty admitted to being fatigued following 41-, 65- and 57-pitch relief appearances his last three times out.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 09:59:00 AM

Tyler Lyons earned his first career save Tuesday afternoon against the Brewers.

Lyons worked three scoreless innings to finish out the Cardinals' shutout victory over Milwaukee. The left-hander tallied two strikeouts and dropped his season ERA from 5.40 to 4.15 in the sharp outing.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list.

Lyons posted a 5.56 ERA with three home runs allowed in 11 1/3 innings, but the good news is that he's over his right intercostal strain. The 29-year-old will return to a middle relief role.
Tue, May 23, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Tyler Lyons (intercostal) will make one more rehab start.

Lyons has allowed five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings (two starts) between Low-A Peoria and Triple-A Memphis, and the Cardinals' bullpen has been excellent in May. The left-hander will return to a long relief role next week if things go well in his next appearance at Memphis. There is not a spot for him in the St. Louis rotation.
Tue, May 16, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (intercostal) allowed two runs over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Low-A Peoria.

Lyons gave up four hits but walked none in his first live appearance since landing on the disabled list May 2 with a right intercostal strain. He would probably be fine to return to the Cardinals' bullpen this weekend, but the club may ask him to make one more minor league appearance at a higher affiliate.
Wed, May 10, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

Lyons started the year on the DL with a knee injury and it didn't take him long to find his way back. Sam Tuivailala was called up from Memphis to take his place in the St. Louis bullpen. Lyons carries a 3.00 ERA in three innings of work for the Cardinals this year.
Tue, May 2, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Tyler Lyons could make a spot start for the Cardinals on Monday versus the Brewers.

The Cardinals will need a starter after a rainout Wednesday forced a doubleheader Thursday. There's more rain in the forecast this weekend in St. Louis, so another postponement could eliminate the need for Lyons on Monday. If that doesn't happen, though, Lyons is in line to face the Brewers. The lefty allowed one run over two innings Thursday in his first appearance since being activated from the disabled list. Lyons threw 73 pitches in his final rehab appearance, so he should be able to handle a decent-sized workload Monday.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 09:25:00 AM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list.

Lyons will join the Cardinals' bullpen as a long reliever on Thursday after posting a 1.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 14/2 K/BB ratio in 14 innings (three starts) with Triple-A Memphis. He appears to be fully recovered from offseason knee surgery.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons, who is working his way back from offseason knee surgery, gave up six hits and walked one while striking out four. He threw 49 out of 73 pitches for strikes. He's out of options, so the Cardinals figure to activate him as a longman before long.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) tossed six scoreless innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

Lyons struck out eight and allowed only two hits over his six innings of work. He underwent knee surgery in November and was not quite ready for showtime on Opening Day, but the left-hander looks to be cruising toward a return to the Cards' bullpen before the end of April.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Greg Holland
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Jordan Hicks
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10Ryan Sherriff