The Pirates aren't always full of feel good stories, but today they had one.
Domes had two hits and two RBI, including what proved to be the game winning runs for Pirates in their 5-3 win over the Astros. It was the second sweep of the Astros this year for the Bucs.
So to break that down, the Pirates have won 10 games this year.
6 of the wins against the Astros. They have scored 24 runs in six games, yet won them all.
We do a lot of complaining as Pirate fans, but I wouldn't want to be running 'Astros Wire' this year.
It would be impossible to say Tony Armas was good, well, simply because he wasn't. But with respect to his first few starts, we will take what he gave us on Thursday. 5IP, 1ER, 4K, 4BB.
It would also be impossible to say the Astros offense has less punch than the Pirates, because even though they have better hitters on paper, they haven't proven that against Pirate pitchers this year.
Where there is some talk starting around the Bucs and that would be with King Salomon, who has not been sharp as of late. And as Dejan put it this morning, a team that needs wins as bad as we do can't afford a shaky 9th inning guy. Maybe this King Salomon shtick should stop. How about...?
3 Stars - 1 Tony Armas
2 Jason Bay
3 Ryan Doumit
Bring on the Reds.