Paul Skenes dominates in 2nd MLB start with Pirates

There was a lot of pressure on Paul Skenes to perform well in his first outing. He was completing a life-long dream and playing in front of his home crowd. His anxiety had to be through the roof for that game.

For his second start, Skenes was on the road in Chicago.

He settled in just fine during Game 2 and was the man we all know him to be. Skenes was pulled from the game after pitching six dominant innings and allowed zero hits as he struck out 11 hitters and only walked one. His 100th pitch of the game was a 100-mile-per-hour strikeout to Mike Tauchman to get him out of the inning.

To start the game, he struck out the first six hitters of the game. Before the game, Skenes was asked how he looking forward to the challenge of hitters adjusting to him. His response? Good luck!

Between Jared Jones and Paul Skenes the Pittsburgh Pirates have a very solid duo for the future.

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