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Tuesday Rockpile: Jordan Lyles' domination, locking up young stars

News and notes from the Rockies and beyond.

Justin Edmonds

Jordan Lyles was spectacular on the mound and at the plate in the Rockies' rout of the White Sox on Monday, writes SB Nation's Marc Normandin. GIFs galore!

Nick Groke of the Denver Post has more on Lyles' dominating performance, noting that the Rockies now have something to think about when the time comes to activate Tyler Chatwood from the disabled list.'s Jim Bowden has a list of young stars that teams should look to lock up (Insider only). Nolan Arenado is one of those players. More on that later.

Wilton Lopez is constantly the target of the vitriol of fans at 20th and Blake. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post feeds into that in his latest mailbag, pondering whether or not the Rockies should option the reliever to Triple-A to get his head straight.

Trevor Story hit for the cycle in Modesto's loss on Monday. Keep an eye out for the Pebble Report for more details.

Around the league

We saw first-hand how good the Marlins have a chance to be, and SB Nation's Grant Brisbee examines how they can get there.

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, writes True Blue LA's Eric Stephen.

A trio of NL West players -- Mark Trumbo, Brandon Belt and Carlos Gonzalez -- are among the league's home run leaders early in the season.