Pirates starter Phil Dumatrait again put his former team in last place, this time without even playing them.
Dumatrait went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs for the win, thanks in large part to a 5 run fourth inning. Those do tend to help with the winning. Jason Bay contributed two RBI to the cause, continuing his resurgent year at the plate.
How long before Bay’s traded? He’s about the only chip the Pirates have to bring in fresh blood. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to do it before all the other crappy teams flood the market with players.
Randy Johnson goes for the snakes this afternoon, matching up with Zach Duke at 12:25pm EDT.