Zach Duke pitched very well last night, striking out 6 in 7 innings and allowing only 2 runs. Although it was among the best starts Duke’s provided this year, it wasn’t good enough. The Pirates managed only one measly run. The lone RBI was Doug Mientkiewicz’s, thanks to a hit in the 9th.
Of course, it’s not exactly an indictment of the Pirates that they scored only one run off of Brandon Webb, who has an ERA on the year of 2.93. Yeah, he doesn’t allow too many runs. Webb pitched the complete game for his 16th victory on the year, while Duke received his 10th loss.