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 has given quality starts, but the bats need to step up.

"They’re gong to have to find a way to score more runs without a shadow of a doubt," General Manager Neal Huntington said. "We’re going to have to hit the pitches that are there to hit."

Left-hander Erik Bedard dueled Roy Halladay on Opening Day, and Jeff Karstens followed with another solid performance as well matching Cliff Lee. The four starters have combined to allow just five runs over a combined 25.0 innings.

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