I watched the first few innings of this game, before leaving with the Cubs holding a 1-0 lead by way of Alfonso Soriano's home run leading off the 1st. I returned as the Pirates were escaping a jam in the bottom of the 8th. Apparently, I missed nothing in between.
The Bucs lost 1-0 tonight, as they were completely shut down by Jason Marquis. It was the top of the 6th before the Pirates could muster so much as a baserunner. Marquis finished with a line of 9 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 5 K, and 0 BB. That is a pretty pathetic showing by the Pirates' offense. Another good start was wasted, as Tom Gorzelanny went 7 innings and allowed only 1 run. I don't think even the most extreme pessimist expected the Pirates to have this bad of a lineup 32 games into the season.