Tony Armas looked awful in his first start for the Pirates. In which case, the Buccos never had a chance in this one.
The Pirates score two in the first, but it's quickly erased. The Reds put up a three-spot in the bottom half of the inning and another in the second.
LaRoche hits his first bomb in the fourth as the Pirate score three. But the Reds put up two of their own in the bottom half. Ugh. One more in the sixth gave the Reds the eventual 7-5 decision.
Like I said, there was really no chance in this game. Armas was THAT terrible. (5 walks, 8 hits and 6 runs in 4 innings.) Yuck.
Basically, the Bucs got cold.
In some other good news, Freddy Sanchez will return to the team.
Dogs of the game:
1 Dog - Jack Wilson (0-4, three left on base)
2 Dogs - Jason Bay (1-4, 2 strikeouts. Our best player off to a .190 start)
3 DOGS - Tony Armas (Terrible) - I bet Sean Burnett loved seeing that after his five innings of one-hit ball in Indy to start the season.