Found September 23, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
Wow.  The Pirates dropped a series to the Astros.  Pathetic.  Fire somebody.  Anybody. First Pitch:  2:05 PM EST Where To Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-H Jordan Lyles, RHP (21) A pitcher’s performance this season doesn’t matter to the Pirates. They will prove anemic against the worst of em. And Lyles is one of those worst [...]
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