After two weeks in which they had the majors' best offense, the Arizona Diamondbacks aren't going to get too down by a couple of poor games.
Arizona managed only two baserunners - both hits by Paul Goldschmidt - against Erik Bedard and two relievers in a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
It was the second time in three games the Diamondbacks were shut out. This followed a stretch in which they led the majors in runs since July 18 with 106.
Outfielder Chris Young said he wasn't concerned.
''It's just a few games,'' Young said. ''You just have games where you put up a lot of runs, and some games you don't. There are going to be some pitchers' duels, and today was one of those games. We have to do a little better and be a little more consistent in putting runs on the board.''
Bedard allowed two hits and did not walk a batter over seven innings, striking out five. He retired 17 in a row until his final batter...