Lyles Delivers Strong Start, But Offense Spins Wheels In 6-1 Loss To Phils

Jordan Lyles turned in his best outing in weeks Friday night, but the Pirates’ bats were silent and Philadelphia emerged victorious, 6-1.

Recap to be posted shortly.

On Deck

Trevor Williams has been scratched from his start tomorrow due to “severe flu-like symptoms.” Joe Musgrove (6-8, 4.31), who is on full rest thanks to the off-day Thursday, will take his place. Zach Eflin (7-9, 4.16) will start for the Phillies, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m..


1. Lyles got four whiffs with his curveball Friday, all for strike three. He also had a curve drop in for a called strike three.

2. Rodriguez’s streak of 19 scoreless appearances was snapped. It dated back to May 30 and lasted 19 innings.

3. The Pirates are 7-36 when they are out-hit. is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.