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Jordan Lyles pitched three innings with a broken hand

Jun 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles broke his non-pitching hand while covering the plate on a wild pitch in the first inning last night … and then the 23-year-old remained in the game to throw another three innings against the Diamondbacks.

Lyles was clearly in a lot of pain, but the training staff came out to examine him and let him remain in the game. Afterward he told Cody Uhm of MLB.com:

I knew something was wrong. I’ve never felt that feeling before. I didn’t want to come out during the first and make the bullpen throw nine. There was something wrong. I couldn’t catch the ball from the catcher.

Instead he stayed in the game long enough to allow four runs in what turned out to be a blowout loss at Coors Field. And now he’s headed to the disabled list, which is a shame because Lyles has pitched well this season with a 3.52 ERA and 49/26 K/BB ratio in 69 innings spread over 12 starts for the Rockies after being acquired from the Astros for Dexter Fowler this offseason.

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  1. imnotyourbuddyguy - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    Musta played hockey growing up

  2. ch0psuey - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Stud

  3. yahmule - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Not too impressed that they left him out there. The hand had to have swollen up pretty badly in that amount of time. Might be surprised if it were a different team.

    Butler is already on the way to Denver. Perhaps Dan Winkler or Jonathan Gray will be joining him soon.

  4. jimmyt - Jun 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Not real bright on his nor the training staff parts.

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Kirk Gibson wants to trade for him.

  6. scorpiox1960 - Jun 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Gotta love it.

    Now I’ll go over to Pro Basketball Talk and read about a player who is playing despite the fact he has a runny nose. And ESPN will fawn over what warrior he is.

  7. mc1439 - Jun 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Only 3 innings after a broken hand? … Wuss.

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