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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: Switch / Left
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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

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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

Tyler Lyons will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Tim Cooney flopped in his chance at the No. 5 starter spot last week, so now Lyons will get a chance. The southpaw was off to a great start at Memphis, posting a 2.91 ERA and 26/6 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. He could receive 2-3 starts while Marco Gonzales (pectoral) works his way back.
May 3 - 1:03 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis; reassigned C Carson Kelly and INF Breyvic Valera to minor league camp.

Lyons, 27, had a 4.42 ERA in four starts and seven relief appearances with the Cardinals last season. He'll provide starting depth in the minors.
Mar 17 - 9:22 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Double-A Springfield.

Lyons is back in the majors to serve as long relief depth for the stretch run. He struck out eight batters over 4 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday against the Cubs and could be a pretty nice September weapon for St. Louis.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Double-A Springfield.

It's a procedural move, as Lyons will be recalled on Tuesday. The lefty is an option to start on Thursday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons will pitch out of the bullpen initially but could make a spot start in Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. The 26-year-old left-hander owns a 5.00 ERA and 67/25 K/BB ratio in 81 career major league innings.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.

He's clearing room for the return of Joe Kelly. Lyons was blasted for four runs -- one earned -- over three relief innings Thursday. He'll return to Memphis' rotation.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Tyler Lyons will pitch out of the bullpen for the Cardinals.

The assumption was that the Cardinals were calling up Lyons to start this week, but Joe Kelly (hamstring) will be activated to rejoin the rotation Friday against the Brewers.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons will presumably step into the Cardinals' rotation for a spot start this week against the Brewers, but Joe Kelly (hamstring) could then take over the vacancy after that. Lyons owns a 5.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 66/23 K/BB ratio in 78 career major league innings.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:36:00 PM

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