The Cubs Just Knocked Jordan Lyles Out in the FIRST INNING

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The Cubs Just Knocked Jordan Lyles Out in the FIRST INNING

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Jordan Lyles has been a pretty successful starting pitcher this year … except when he faces the Cubs.

After blowing him up just before the break in Pittsburgh, the Cubs got right back at it today in Chicago, knocking him out of the game before he’d even completed the first inning. Lyles walked leadoff man Kyle Schwarber twice in the inning, which is never a good sign.

Anthony Rizzo got the scoring started with a SCORCHING (dribbling) grounder past the shift:

Willson Contreras sat back on a not-that-terrible-but-up breaking pitch for a three-run shot the other way:

And Jon Lester capped off the scoring while Lyles was still in with this, eh hem, very long single to the wall:

Javy Baez doubled to score another run after Lyles departed, so he was on the hook for the full 7-spot that inning. Ouch.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.