Found August 07, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
Huge win last night.  Mostly because of the start by Bedard.  What a start, eh?   First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-A   Patrick Corbin, LHP (23) Yeah, you saw that right. Another lefty. The Diamondbacks seem to be overflowing with lefties. Hell the Pirates are slated to see [...]
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