Mat Latos woke up feeling bad -- not good on the day you're pitching.

"I was not feeling good at all this morning," he said. "I woke up throwing up. It wasn't pretty."

Neither was the first inning of Latos' outing. He hit the first batter. He walked two of three next three. He escaped, thanks largely to a great play by Todd Frazier that save a couple of runs.

Getting out of the first was just what the doctor ordered. From there, Latos felt better. Good enough, in fact, to pitch the Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before a crowd of 20,042 at PNC Park.