Pirates Notebook: Bedard Makes First Start Since Injury

Left-hander Erik Bedard made his first start on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals since his scheduled start was bumped back by two days due to back spasms. The lefty allowed four runs on six hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out seven while throwing 92 pitches, 62 strikes. It marked Bedard’s first outing this season that he allowed more than two earned runs. Three of the four runs that Bedard allowed came...

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The Power of the Pirates Bullpen

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has already shown their resiliency this season. Twice this year the ‘pen has been called upon to cover 8.0 innings. And they did so very efficiently. They’ve seen several guys come and go, but at the end of the day, the men in the bullpen have been solid for the Pirates. “I’m pleased with the bullpen,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. “They’re...

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Pirates Bullpen Shows Resiliency in 4-2 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After seeing their starting pitcher lefty Erik Bedard exit the game in the top of the second inning due to an injury, the bullpen knew they would have a tough task not only facing the Washington Nationals staff, but to provide eight innings of relief. But they stepped up and kept the club in the game. “They’ve been very resilient. They’ve been very effective. They bent, but they didn’t break,”...

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Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Learning New Role in Bullpen

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Brad Lincoln made two starts with Triple-A Indianapolis, where he posted a 2.25 ERA with no walks and nine strikeouts over 12.0 innings, before getting recalled to Pittsburgh. Lincoln returned to the bigs on April 18 after the club placed righty Jeff Karstens (right shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list. Ever since he’s been in a Pirate uniform in 2012, Lincoln has been solid....

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Poor Day From Pirates Defense Leads to 4-3 Loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12) lost 4-3 to the Atlanta Braves (14-8) at Turner Field on Sunday in the third game of four-game set. Right-hander Kevin Correia allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 4.1 innings. He walked five and didn’t strike out a batter while throwing 101 pitches, 53 strikes. Correia entered game action with a 2.50 ERA on the road since the beginning of the 2011 season, which ranked fourth in the...

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