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How about a fresh, better arm … please? ☕

Jordan Lyles began perfectly, striking out the first two batters he faced in the Pirates' 11-3 loss to the Cubs Thursday at PNC Park.

After fanning the first two though?

Dinger. Walk. Double. Another dinger. Nearly hit batter. A third dinger. Another nearly hit batter, this time causing a scene.

In all, Lyles allowed 10 hits, three of which sailed into the stands, and struck out seven in just four innings of work. Clay Holmes, whom we'll get to in just a bit, came in and performed even more poorly.

Which leads us directly into my first thought coming out of this one...

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