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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Erik Bedard started the season out very strong in his first season as a Pirate. The lefty sported a 2.48 ERA over his first five starts in April and pitched more than seven innings twice during that span. But since exiting his seventh start of the season with back spasms, the lefty hasn't been the same guy.
Bedard said after the game that he was healthy. But his numbers have not been pretty since then.
"I feel better than I’ve felt in the last couple years," he said.
In his last 10 starts, Bedard has posted a 6.52 ERA over 51.1 innings. He's tossed three outings where he's allowed two earned or less, but the other seven has allowed at least four. Bedard has pitched less than five innings in half of those outings.
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