Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jordan Lyles gave up four earned run in 5.2 innings of work against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night as his May ERA currently sits at 3.38.
Two of the worst teams in the league kick off a three-game series on Friday with the Baltimore Orioles heading to Detroit to take on the Tigers. It feels odd to say, but the Orioles are playing much better ball than the Tigers and actually don’t look that terrible right now. They still are terrible but are playing above their head right now a bit.
Lyles (2-3) took the loss Friday, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks over 5.2 innings as the Orioles fell 4-2 to the Tigers. He struck out six. The six whiffs tied his season high, but so did the three free passes and it was overall another mediocre outing for Lyles. The veteran right-hander has a 4.38 ERA through seven starts and 39 innings, but it comes with a 1.51 WHIP and subpar 18.5 percent strikeout rate.
When we last saw them on the field, the Orioles were beating the first-place Minnesota Twins on Wednesday and Thursday nights. They pounded out 12 hits and scored nine runs over the third and fourth innings Wednesday in a 9-4 win. They hit five solo homers in Thursday’s 5-3 victory to split a four-game series.
Lyles allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in 7.1 innings during Sunday's loss in the first game of a doubleheader against the Royals. He didn't factor into the decision. Lyles had to wait two extra days to make his start after...
Lyles (2-2) earned the win after giving up one run on seven hits with six strikeouts and three walks across six innings during Sunday's game against the Red Sox. The veteran right-hander generated 13 swinging strikes and limited Boston to one run despite allowing multiple baserunners to reach in five of his six innings. It was the first time this season Lyles completed six full frames, and the six strikeouts also tied his season high. The 31-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB across 26 innings this year, and his next start tentatively lines up for Friday against the Royals.