Found August 07, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Erik Bedard was brilliant on Monday night, leading the Bucs to a 4-0 win over Arizona to start this 11-game homestand off on the right foot. Bedard was as good as he’s ever been in a Pirates uniform. He had all his pitches working for swings-and-misses, and for what seemed like the first time in forever he had great command and was getting ahead of almost every hitter. Erik missed a 1-2-3 inning only ONCE in his seven frames of work; that was in the second when he worked around a leadoff double. He allowed just one other hit, but that was quickly erased when Starling Marte GUNNED down Paul Goldschmidt when he foolishly tried to stretch a single into a double. That was our first chance to see Marte’s arm, and it was pretty darn impressive. Goldschmidt was out by roughly 20 feet. Arizona starter Wade Miley didn’t quite match Bedard’s effort, but was pretty good himself. His defense, however, was not, and that’s what did the DBacks in. Andrew McCutchen looped a leadoff single in the fo...
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