Erik Bedard had two solid outings out of the chute of the All-Star break. The left-hander struggled in the month of June and beginning of July to end the first half of the season. Bedard used the break to make some adjustments. Pittsburgh also shuffled the rotation in the second half bumping Bedard in the rotation to give him extra days off in order to get in more work during bullpen sessions.
"When you can develop trust and show more patience than most, it has a chance to work out," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "One thing that I’ve tried to do, and shared with my coaches is have more patience than anybody else because a lot of times guys don’t do well a couple times, we’re very reactive. We want to kick them to the curb. We want somebody else in. We’ll see how it plays out. "
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