During the All-Star break Erik Bedard used the time off between starts to work on some adjustments. The left-hander took advantage of three side sessions after Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage saw some tweaks that he could work on before the second half of the season started.

"We’ve identified some things," Hurdle said prior to Bedard's 19th start of the season. "He worked them on three side sessions and he was able to recreate some of the angles and sequences, just the pitchability that we had maybe the first five weeks of the season."

"Every once in a while it can be very helpful. It’s a long season. Whether it's arm weariness, whether it's mental fatigue, whatever the erosion that can come with what the season can bring. They’re great for guys to kind of find a ...

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