All posts tagged "Erik Bedard"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pirates Remain Two Games Back; This Year Feels Different

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates were coming off a huge win on Thursday night in Cincinnati where they took 2-of-3 from the first place Reds in the National League Central.  And after the Bucco bats broke out for four runs on 10 hits off the Kansas City Royals in Interleague play, Pittsburgh remain just...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Another Rehab Start for Karstens, Lincoln Could Make Two Spot Starts

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens met his 80 pitch goal mark during his third rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, but he will make one more outing before rejoining the Pirates. Karstens threw five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out six while throwing 82 pitches, 58 strikes. After...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bats Break Out for Season-High 10 Runs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled to score runs this season. But on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, the bats came out swinging against the Chicago Cubs. The club pounded out 10 runs — the most they’ve scored in a game during the 2012 season. It passed their previous...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Continue to Battle Through Close Games

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates have been battling through close games for most of the 2012 season. The largest margin they have lost by was in a 12-3 contest against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 2. There have been 19 one-run games this season, which is tied with Washington for the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    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...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Should the Pirates Replace Correia in the Rotation?

    After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett’s fluke accident...

  • Injury Updates
    Bedard Feeling Better Today After Exiting Wednesday’s Game With Back Spasms

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Lefty Erik Bedard, who was removed from the Pirates 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at PNC Park in the top of the second inning with back spasms, is feeling better today. Although his status is still day-to-day, Pirates Manger Clint Hurdle...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Erik Bedard is Like a Weekend in Vegas

    Erik Bedard is a really good pitcher. That is when he's healthy. When healthy, he's a number two starter, or a number one in a weak rotation. In a way, Erik Bedard is like a weekend in Vegas. You go in to the weekend knowing that the odds are against you. You...

  • Game Recaps
    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...

  • Injury Updates
    Bedard Removed from Outing With Injury

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Left-hander Erik Bedard was removed from the Pirates game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park in the top of the second inning due to back spasms. The lefty needed just five pitches to retire the side in the first inning. The injury occurred after throwing a...

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