Pirates 8, Reds 4
Josh Fogg had a rough start. He allowed six runs -- three earned -- in five hits in three innings.
"He was missing his spots," Dusty Baker said. "And we had a couple of defensive miscues. He needs good defense behind. Also, in his defense, he was pitching on three days' rest."
Fogg is a fifth-starter type. He's going to have days like that.
“If I was going to be good every start, I don’t think I’d be in the situation I’m in right now,” Fogg said. “I’d have a guaranteed job somewhere. Everybody gets beat up every once and a while. It’s part of the game.”
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the fourth for the Reds. I know he's struggled this spring, but he has a sweet swing. The ball jumps off his bat.
Bill Bray has pitched into consideration with two more scoreless innings. He's only allowed one hit in three outings and four innings this spring.