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Jordan Lyles Still Winless, Astros Lose 6-3

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 08:  Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins puts out Michael Bourn #21 of the Houston Astros at Sun Life Stadium on July 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JULY 08: Hanley Ramirez #2 of the Florida Marlins puts out Michael Bourn #21 of the Houston Astros at Sun Life Stadium on July 8, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Well, the Jordan Lyles Train ran aground in Florida. It's not the first time that's happened, as Roy Oswalt seemed to have some of his worst games down in Miami. He gave up that quick no-doubt home run to Hanley Ramirez, while Han-Ram preened around the bases afterwards.

At least he went six innings and only threw 108 pitches. Yes, he did give up five runs and his ERA is now over 4.50, but...yeah, there's nothing redeeming about this start for Lyles. It was just bad.

In fact, this game was so bad that Brett Dolan and Dave Raymond talked about something called a "Super Slam" for about 20 minutes late in this one. It's apparently when a batter hits a game-winning grand slam when the home team is down three runs. It was actually interesting, but also incredibly random, and you could tell that the two guys were much more engaged by that search for triviality than they were in the game.

That's a problem with this team, I guess. The games just keep slinking along. The losses keep piling up and, unless the Astros can sweep a pair of weekend games, the Astros will lose their sixth straight series. Maybe the Astros will hold another team meeting. That seemed to work pretty well last time.