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No Reason for Pirates to Panic

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Oh, I suppose it would be easy to carve up Erik Bedard for getting crushed again. He’s the one the capacity crowd of 36,626 booed off the field Sunday at PNC Park after giving up six runs in the Pirates’ 7-0 smackdown by the Brewers.

That’s 16 runs in Bedard’s past three starts.

I could go after the lineup’s laughable lack of discipline, too. Mark Rogers, the 26-year-old Milwaukee pitcher recycled from the minors in July, somehow got away with flailing 101 pitches over five innings — outlaboring even the glacial Bedard — and the Pirates made him pay with three hits, three walks and an egg on the board.

Every pitch must have looked like a painted strike, huh?

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