Kyle Lloyd

Position: RHP
Born: 10/16/90
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 20
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
7-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 20 games between San Antonio (Double-A) and El Paso (Triple-A), including a complete game shutout at San Antonio May 13. He struck out 112 and walking 34 in 118 1/3 innings, while allowing 114 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from El Paso on July 25, when RHP Jose Ruiz was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 07/25/17

Debut Details
July 25, in a 6-5 loss to the Mets. The starting pitcher, he tossed four-plus innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on six hits and walking two while striking out two. Of 83 pitches, 47 were for strikes. In his first inning, he retired Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera on groundouts to second before Yoenis Cespedes connected for a two-out home run to left field. Jay Bruce then flew out to right. In the second, T.J. Rivera grounded out to third before Lucas Duda became Lloyd's first strikeout victim, going down swinging. Jose Reyes then drew a walk and stole second, moving to third on a throwing error by Padres catcher Hector Sanchez but was stranded there when Travis d'Arnaud lined out to left. In the third, Seth Lugo grounded out to third before Granderson got on base via a walk. Cabrera then grounded out back to the mound to advance the runner to third before Cespedes flew out to right to end the threat. In the fourth, Bruce led off with a single to left and Rivera hit an infield single back to the mound before Duda and Reyes both lined out to shortstop and second respectively. d'Arnaud's line drive single to left, though, scored Bruce before Lugo struck out swinging. In the fifth, Lloyd gave up a double to right to Granderson and an RBI double to right to Cabrera before right-handed reliever Kirby Yates came on in relief. He then surrendered an RBI double to left by Cespedes to score Lloyd's last run before Bruce grounded into a 4-6 double play and Rivera struck out looking to end the inning.

Player Notes
The University of Evansville product became the second Padres player in as many days to make his debut, and he was actually recalled to replace the pitcher, Jose Ruiz, who had debuted the night before. Unheralded overall amid the Padres' prospects, Lloyd put himself on the radar on May 14 when, while with San Antonio, he tossed a 94-pitch no-hitter against the Frisco RoughRiders. He spent his 2016 campaign at San Antonio where he went 7-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 30 games, 20 of them starts, striking out 99 in 130 1/3 innings while walking just 38 and allowing 124 hits. In his career, he's combined for a 3.84 ERA in 555 2/3 innings, striking out 560. Without an overpowering "out pitch," his repertoire includes a fastball, splitter and slider with good location.