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Kristy Robinson reported that Brad Lincoln will start in place of Erik Bedard (back spasms) on Monday in Miami. Bedard will have his start pushed back to Wednesday in Washington.
Lincoln certainly deserves the shot over anyone else as he has been spectacular so far this season in a long relief role. In 14 1/3 innings, he has given up just one earned run, good for a 0.63 ERA. He also has struck out 16 batters.
One thing that does mean, though, is the Pirates will be pretty short-handed in the bullpen for the immediate future as Lincoln will be unable to be used this weekend or for the better part of next week.
The good news out of all of this is that Bedard’s injury is not severe enough to force him to miss any significant amount of time or warrant a stint on the disabled list. In 35 innings this year, Bedard has a 2.57 ERA and 37 strikeouts.
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Everyone but Bradenton in action today.
Norfolk 2, Indianapolis 0 – Rudy Owens started and gave up just 2 runs over 8 innings. He struck out 2 and walked 2. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4 with a double. Jeff Clement was 1 for 3 with a walk. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Erie 4, Altoona...
Grant Brisbee writes about the worst trade of the last five years at SB Nation today, and it might surprise you to see that he chose the Octavio Dotel for James McDonald deal from the 2010 trade deadline. You can read the whole thing for his reasons.I've actually been thinking about this trade (and others) quite a bit lately as I turn the Pirates' offensive struggles over...
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