Brad Lincoln - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

Since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on April 18, Brad Lincoln was used in relief with the Pittsburgh Pirates. And in that role, the right-hander was very good. He entered game action with just an 0.63 ERA over 14.1 innings, which is third-best in the National League among relievers.

"Whatever’s in play now -– it’s the best we’ve seen him. The most consistent we’ve ever seen him. The sharpest stuff we’ve ever seen from him," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said.

Lincoln made two starts with Triple-A before joining the big league club --his last coming on April 13. After lefty Erik Bedard exited his last start with back spasms, Lincoln was the first to be called on from the 'pen. He went on to toss three innings, not allowing ...

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