The Houston Astros have the worst record in baseball and have lost eighteen of their last twenty. They're sellers once again at the trade deadline and have a fan base that remembers the time when they were consistent winners. No one knows where the team is headed, not even the players.
Right-hander Jordan Lyles probably doesn't care about any of that. The man is young, the man just made his debut with the big league club just two months ago, and is probably just soaking it all in. When he steps onto the mound in Chase Field for the finale of a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he's just throwing the pill and enjoying the show.
That's all it can be about for these Astros right now. Remember the good times of it all, remembering that they play the game for fun, and remembering that the season can only get better.
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