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Jordan Lyles Continues To Impress

The Astros farm system isn't exactly the most attractive among baseball's numerous minor league "talent factories." But if there's reason to hope, aside from Jason Castro and a few others, it most certainly lies in young pitcher Jordan Lyles. Only 19, Lyles has impressed this season at AA Corpus Christi, going 5-4 with a 2.46 ERA. He has struck out 70 batters in 80 innings pitched, and if last night is any indication, he's only going to get better.

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Last night against the San Antonio Missions, Lyles put together one heck of a performance.

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Corpus Christi Hooks right-hander Jordan Lyles turned in his best start of the season on Tuesday night, except it wasn't a start.

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The 19-year-old Astros prospect entered in the second inning after rehabbing big leaguer Chris Sampson worked the first. Lyles tied a career high with 11 strikeouts while yielding four hits over seven shutout frames as the Hooks edged the San Antonio Missions, 6-5.

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11 strikeouts in seven shutout innings? Sign me up for the bandwagon, if it hasn't already left town.

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