• First pitch: Jordan Lyles rejoins Astros’ starting rotation

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated May 3, 2013
    The Astros are bringing up Lyles with the hope he’ll remain in the rotation for the remainder of this season. Lyles was initially slotted as the Astros’ No. 3 starter before spring training started and was a near-lock for the rotation. Although Wright’s struggles and Ankiel’s error denied Lyles the decision, the 22-year-old righthander gave the Astros reason for optimism. Drafted 38th overall in June 2008, the 22-year-old Lyles made 40 major league starts over the last two seasons and was 7-20 with a 5.20 ERA in 45 games overall. Porter said a corresponding roster move will be made Thursday before the Astros open a 10-game homestand, their longest of the season. You know, this guy has all the skill sets to be a front-of-the-rotation starter in this league and we're hoping that that is the case and hoping the step that he took back in the spring is added motivation to never take it for granted and give everything that he has to not only be in the big leagues but be an elite pitcher in the big leagues," Porter said.
    • Astros report: Lyles pulled to in order to leave on positive note

      Bo Porter reiterated that he pulled Jordan Lyles after five innings on Thursday night to have the young righthander exit his first start back in the majors on a positive note. Lyles held the Tigers to six hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeou…
      Source: chron.com
    • Lyles provides solid first impression in trip back to mound

      A month later than anybody initially expected when the Astros headed to spring training, righthander Jordan Lyles was back on the Minute Maid Park mound and locked in Thursday night. He had to settle for a no-decision, but his performance was a positive…
      Source: chron.com

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