Offense stalls in 2-1 loss to Twins

Final: Twins 2, Pirates 1

WP: Jared Burton (1-0, 3.21 ERA)

LP: Jason Grilli (1-2, 2.03 ERA)

SV: Glen Perkins (1, 3.03 ERA)

I don’t really want to get too much into this recap. It was a pretty poor game overall. When the Pirates did get someone on base, they either tried bunting (which didn’t work), or didn’t get anything going.

Erik Bedard had it going on tonight giving up just one run over six innings with seven strikeouts and two walks. Josh Willingham homered for the Twins off Jason Grilli in the 8th inning to give them the lead for good.’

The Pirates’ only run came on a sacrifice fly by Rod Barajas in the 7th. It very well could have been a three-run double, but Denard Span made an unreal catch in the gap to rob Barajas of extra bases.