Good News For The Colorado Rockies: Jordan Lyles To Start Sunday


Apr 12, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (24) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

After dealing with a sprained toe and missing a few days of action, Jordan Lyles will start Sunday afternoon for the Colorado Rockies in Philadelphia.

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Nick Groke of the Denver Post is reporting that Jordan Lyles will start on Sunday, after dealing with a sprained left toe in his last start against the San Francisco Giants.

Lyles bounced back from side sessions well, after there was some question about whether or not he’d even make the road trip to Cincinnati and Philadelphia after injuring himself this past weekend in Denver.

Fortunately, he’s OK, and from what he told Groke, he’s not concerned about how the toe will fare:

"“I’m not worried about staying healthy or having anything weird happen to me. Like any other start.”"

Lyles has dealt with multiple weird injuries in his time with the Rockies, after he bruised his throwing hand in a start two weeks ago against the Angels when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Albert Pujols.

Last year, of course, he missed about a third of the season when he broke his hand covering the plate on a passed ball. Weiss referenced Lyles’ bizarre injury history when discussing his comeback to the rotation:

"“He’s had some strange occurrences on the mound. But his arm has always been healthy, that’s the silver lining I guess.”"

The good news is that, for now, it appears Lyles is healthy and ready to slot back into the rotation Sunday in Philadelphia.

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While he is just 2-5, 5,10 so far this year, Lyles has been throwing the ball better than his record and represents one of the Rockies’ only consistent threats to throw six or more innings in any given start.

Eddie Butler had been the one ready to throw Sunday’s game before the announcement.

Presumably, he will be pushed back to Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.