Welp, the Pirates gave up more than five runs finally. Now hopefully they can actually start scoring more than five.
Let me just state unequivocally that I think hitting Clint Barmes in the two hole is about as dumb as possible. Knock it off Hurdle. In the same vain, batting Rod Barajas at this point is basically a joke too.
On a positive note, Pedro Alvarez had two walks. It seems like he is starting to make pitchers fear him a bit. That can do nothing but good things for his confidence.
Other than that A.J. Burnett had another good start, though not as good as the first. He now has two quality starts and has struck out 7+ in both of them.
First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST
Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, PTV, FSS
Randall Delgado, RHP (22)
Delgado shined last year in his minimal time in the big leagues. So far this year though success hasn’t been as easy to find.
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Delgado is a power pitcher, but he can be pretty inconsistent.
Delgado throws a four seamer and a two seamer throwing the four seamer just a tad bit more. He sits around 94 with it but can hit 96. This year he has been sitting around 92. His secondary pitch that he relies on most is his changeup which is a pretty average pitch, along with a so-so curve, that he uses less than ten times a game.
This will be his first experience against the Pirates. He has only faced Rod Barajas, who has one walk in two plate appearances.
Erik Bedard, LHP (33)
It’s really time to get Eazy E Erik Bedard a win. Or a not loss!
Hopefully he comes out guns a blazin’!
It sucks that he is basically turning into Ross Ohlendorf, he is too good a pitcher to have an 0-4 record.
He hasn’t given up more than two runs in a game, and has two quality starts.
Bedard did face the Braves last season, and he held the bats down pretty well.
The two homers are what did him in though as he, in typical Bedard fashion, picked up the L.
Bedard has only faced the Braves one other time in his career. That came all the way back in 2008. It looked like it was a pretty good start but Bedard left after just three innings with back spasms.
Not much experience against these bats as you can imagine.