Brad Bergesen earned plenty of praise in both clubhouses tonight after he pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in the Orioles' 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Orioles manager Dave Trembley: "That's not only the best I've seen him pitch, that's probably the most relaxed I've seen him. He showed confidence in all of his pitches, especially his changeup, and he didn't throw too many pitches up. Most of his pitches were down and had movement. A big improvement with his delivery and his arm angle. He didn't get under too many pitches. They have some guys in the middle of that lineup and you can't let the guys at the top get on. Like I said, that's the best I've seen him pitch."
Orioles reliever Will Ohman: "This is the Brad Bergesen that was advertised."
Orioles second baseman Ty Wigginton: "He was outstanding. It makes it a lot easier to play defense behind a guy like that. You know you are going to get ground balls in the infield and he was hitting his spots in locations where fielders can actually cheat and move with a pitch. And anytime a pitcher is hitting the spot, it's fun to play behind him."
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: "He kept throwing that sinker, getting ground balls and did a good job of it. We had a couple chances, got a couple men out in scoring position, but he made pitches when he had to. Sometimes you just have to say the guy did a heck of a job against us. [It] hasn't happened very often, but we got shut down tonight."