All posts tagged "Erik Bedard"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Racking Up Punchouts

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a pitch to contact staff during the 2011 season. That however, has changed so far in 2012. Out of all of the starters in the majors with three or more starts, the Pirates are the only team who have two that rank in the top 15 in K/9....

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Strikes Out 11 and Alvarez Homers in 6-3 Win Over Cardinals

    The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided the sweep and won game three at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon, 6-2, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lefty Erik Bedard picked up his second win as a Bucco and Pedro Alvarez continued to swing a hot bat with his seventh homer of the season as the club...

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Strikes Out Nine in 4-2 Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-11) beat the Atlanta Braves (13-8) 4-2, at Turner Field in Atlanta on Saturday night. Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed one run on five hits over 5.0 innings in his fifth start of the 2012 season. He walked one and struck out nine batters while throwing 96 pitches, 62 for...

  • Analysis
    Erik Bedard’s declining velocity

    Erik Bedard has made four starts as a Pirate, putting up a 2.63 ERA in 24 innings. He has been a bit inconsistent with his command, but has been effective for the most part. That being said, so far this season, his velocity has been a few ticks slower than in 2011....

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Battles, but Runs not Coming for Bucs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Despite making a quality start on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, left-hander Erik Bedard got the tough luck loss (his fourth of the season) after the Pirates bats were able to push only one run across home plate. While posting a 2.63 ERA, Bedard has received a total...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Fizzle in Loss to Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates lost game one of a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field on Monday. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead off the Diamondbacks. With two outs in the first, Andrew McCutchen singled into left and quickly swiped second base for his third of the season....

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Stay Cold in Second Straight Loss to Dodgers

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles has been a tough ballpark for Pittsburgh over the years. And on Wednesday, the trend continued. The club hasn’t had a winning series in L.A. since 2006, when they won 2-of-3 September 19-21. After the Pirates 4-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday evening, the club has...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucco Bats Need to Step Up

    The Pirates have had a tough start to the season, facing some pretty talented starting pitchers. Of the four they’ve faced, three of them have won a Cy Young Award. Despite seeing pitchers duels so far in 2012, the club has managed to win two of the four games. The Pirates’ starting pitching...

  • Analysis
    Bucs Pitching Starts Season Off Strong

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- If your team has strong starting pitching, your club will have the chance to win the game. That proved to be true for the Pirates during the 2011 season. The club's starting staff kept the team in first, or near the top of the National...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Get Losing Hand of Pitchers Duel on Opening Day

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 1-0, to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The largest crowd ever in attendance –39,585– to see a ballgame at PNC Park in its 11-year history watched a pitchers duel on Opening Day in Pittsburgh. “It was a great crowd we had today,” All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen...

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