The Pittsburgh Pirates had no answer for Todd Wellemeyer and three Cardinals relievers as they were only able to score one run against the Cardinals on Wenesday night. The Pirates went onto lose the game 5-1 as they didn’t score until the eighth inning in the game when it was just a little too late.
Paul Maholm took the loss for the Pirates after throwing six inning and giving up eleven hits and four runs. Sean Burnett pitched a scoreless inning of relief after Maholm, but then Marino Salas gave up a run on three hits in one inning of action.
The lone Pirates run came in the eighth inning when Nate McLouth singled to left field to score Jose Bautista.
The Pirates still have a shot at winning the series, they will have to beat the Cardinals on Thursday however to do so.
Pirates Homeplate is currently seeking a Pirates fan that would like to write game recaps for the games. Recaps can be done right after the game is over or the next morning. If you are interested be us the contact us link at the top of the site to email us. Pirates Blog