Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jordan Lyles simply did not have it Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Just ask Paul Goldschmidt.
But it wasn’t the All-Star first baseman who did most of the damage in the second inning against Pittsburgh. Rather, it was St. Louis’ entire lineup.
The Cardinals dropped nine runs in the second stanza, accumulating nine extra-base hits in the process. That latter number ties a MLB record.
The stat sheet is staggering. Homer, double, double, homer, strikeout, walk, double, double, single, homer, double. That’s a lot of extra-base hits, ladies and gents.
Talk about teeing off in a big way. The Pirates had no idea what hit them.