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Picture of the Day: Jordan Lyles got his first win and first pie

Aug 4, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

It took 12 starts, but 20-year-old Astros rookie Jordan Lyles finally picked up his first big-league victory yesterday. And then he got his first big-league pie to the face:


  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Not cake in the face…PIE mofos PIE!

    • cur68 - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      Of course. It’s all pie is good for: assault, battery and using as a shaving product. Cake on the other hand is rarely wasted like this.

      • natstowngreg - Aug 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM

        Note that guys never get hit in the face with cheesecakes. Because cheesecake, unlike other baked goods, is too precious to be wasted in such a frivolous manner.

    • Alex K - Aug 4, 2011 at 8:37 PM

      Because pie is so nasty no one in their right mind would EAT it. Ewwwww.

  2. cur68 - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Heh, heh, heh; that’s all pie is good for. Splattering everywhere, especially on a rookie. Man he looks happy with all that shaving cream on his face. They must be saving him a piece of cake in the dugout.

    • nocryinginbaseball07 - Aug 4, 2011 at 7:58 PM

      How did this get a thumbs down? Is there no sensitivity, no pity in this crowd for a man whose childhood must have been twisted in some way by a terrible pie experience? Shame!

  3. dlevalley - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Wow, they really got him. That’s no normal ‘pie to the face’, did they use a whip-cream cannon?

  4. jeffa43 - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Congratulations Jordan. Anyone who has watched this kid pitch understands that he should and would have 8 or 9 victories with any support at all. Only 20, impressive stuff.

  5. natstowngreg - Aug 4, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    More milestones for the youngster:

    First ML win. Check.
    First ML shaving cream pie. Check.

    But savor this one, because wins will be few and far between, given who’s playing behind him.

    • robertterwilliger - Aug 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM

      hey come on, the houston astros are the best minor league team in mlb!

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