Prior to Monday night’s game in Atlanta, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed starting pitcher Jordan Lyles on the 10-day injured list with left hamstring tightness. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau.
Lyles pitched Saturday in Milwaukee and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in three innings. He was already at 92 pitches, so it didn’t raise any red flags that he was removed after just three innings. He had hamstring tightness during his start on May 28th, when he left after four innings. In between those two starts, he was able to pitch six innings back on June 2nd.
DuRapau made seven appearances for the Pirates last month, posting a 7.27 ERA in 8.2 innings, with a 1.73 WHIP, a .316 BAA and 11 strikeouts. Since being sent down on May 27th, he has made three appearances for Indianapolis, allowing two runs over four innings. He last pitched on June 5th, so he’s available for multiple innings tonight if the need should arise.