Pirates Vs. Cardinals: Erik Bedard Tries To Stop Bleeding After Blowout Loss

The Pirates are coming off two straight losses, including a blowout Wednesday night in which A.J. Burnett allowed 12 runs in the first three innings. They’ll try to prevent the Cardinals from sweeping them as they complete the series Thursday afternoon at 1:45 p.m.

Erik Bedard pitches against Jake Westbrook. Bedard has pitched well all season and is coming off a five-inning, nine-strikeout effort in a win against the Braves. Westbrook has a 1.30 ERA so far this season, but he lost to the Pirates April 21 when Burnett pitched brilliantly against him.

After this series, the Bucs begin a long homestand, with series against the Reds, Nationals and Astros. They’re currently 10-14, and it would be nice if, with a win Thursday afternoon, they greatly increased their chances of finishing the homestand near .500.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Cards, there’s Viva El Birdos.

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