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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
26-14 7-3 W3
22-18 5-5 W2
16-23 4-6 L2
15-24 5-5 L4
11-28 5-5 L2

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 0.90 27 3 0.60

Top David Bednar News

  • Pirates' David Bednar: Posts eighth save

    Bednar saved Wednesday's 3-2 win against the Cubs, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in two innings.

    Bednar was brought in for the eighth to face the heart of Chicago's lineup and stayed in for the ninth, surrendering a Christopher Morel single with two out in the ninth for his only baserunner. The 27-year-old found the zone with 21 of his 28 pitches and induced an impressive tally of five swinging strikes while lowering his ERA to 0.90. Bednar has covered multiple innings in three of his six saves in May and appears to have earned manager Derek Shelton's full trust.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Picks up seventh save

    Bednar tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Bednar failed to record a strikeout during an appearance for the first time this year during Sunday's outing, but he still picked up his fifth save in his last six appearances. The right-hander has converted all seven of his save chances while posting a 1.00 ERA, 25:3 K:BB and 0.61 WHIP in 18 innings over 15 appearances this season. Chris Stratton has also taken on some ninth-inning duties early in the season, but Bednar appears to be the current favorite for save chances.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Two-inning save

    Bednar did not allow a baserunner and struck out three across two innings to earn the save Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Chris Stratton and Wil Crowe combined to get through the seventh inning, so Bednar entered in the eighth frame. Even with his extended appearance, Bednar needed only 21 pitches to retire six batters and record his fifth save. Bednar appeared to be in line to share the closer role with Stratton, though he has now recorded each of the Pirates' last four saves. His performance this season indicates he's capable of holding the role, as he has a 1.15 ERA and 24:3 K:BB across 15.2 innings.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Tallies fourth save

    Bednar struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn the save in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

    Bednar had to throw 17 pitches, but he ultimately managed to tally his fourth save of the season with little trouble. He's held opponents scoreless in 10 of his 11 appearances this season while racking up a very impressive 20:3 K:BB across 12.2 innings. While Chris Stratton has also recorded two saves this season, Bednar has served as the closer for each of Pittsburgh's last two chances and has exhibited the skills to succeed in the role.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Escapes with save

    Bednar allowed two hits and a walk in a shutout inning Sunday, striking out three and earning a save over the Cubs.

    Bednar allowed back-to-back doubles to Rafael Ortega and Seiya Suzuki before intentionally walking Ian Happ to load the bases in the ninth inning. Frank Schwindel would become his third strikeout victim of the inning as Bednar finished off the 4-3 win. The 27-year-old Pittsburgh native has yet to allow a run through eight innings this season while posting a 12:2 K:BB.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Works setup role

    Bednar allowed one hit but struck out three across a scoreless inning to earn a hold Friday against the Cubs.

    Bednar entered the game in the eighth inning with a 4-2 lead. He surrendered a leadoff hit, but he struck out the next three batters he faced. Bednar has made consecutive appearances pitching in high-leverage situations, rather than in the ninth inning to collect a save. As the team's best reliever, that usage makes sense. However, it also means that Chris Stratton is likely to pick up saves on occasions when Bednar is used earlier in the game.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Nets first save

    Bednar walked one batter and struck out another in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, earning a save over the Nationals.

    Bednar earned his first hold Saturday and picked up his first save Sunday. The 27-year-old Pittsburgh native issued a one-out walk to Juan Soto but finished off the 5-3 victory with relative ease. He's opened the season with a 4.2-inning shutout streak and could start carving out a larger share of the closing duties if he continues to perform at this level.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Again splitting closer's duties

    The Pirates plan to split closing duties between Bednar and Chris Stratton to open the season, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Bednar and Stratton split the job last year after the departure of Richard Rodriguez, and it's not a major surprise the pair will continue to do so to begin 2022. Bednar had a lighter share of the role with three saves but pitched better with a 2.23 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 77:19 K:BB across 60.2 innings. Meanwhile, Stratton picked up eight saves and had a 3.63 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 86:33 K:BB.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Back from injured list

    Bednar (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday.

    Bednar landed the shelf with a strained right oblique Sept. 14, and he'll rejoin the active roster after a brief stint on the IL. The 26-year-old should take over as Pittsburgh's top closer, though Chris Stratton likely will still be in the mix for those opportunities depending on the situation.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Progressing well

    Bednar (oblique) threw a bullpen session Friday and is progressing well, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    There are nine games left in the regular season, and manager Derek Shelton said the team should have some clarity on when Bednar will be available within the next few days, so it's not a guarantee he will make it back before the end of the season, despite the fact he is trending in the right direction. Chris Stratton has been working as the closer, but no Pirate has recorded a save within the past week.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Slated to throw live BP

    Pirates director of sports medicine said Wednesday that Bednar (oblique) will throw live batting practice soon, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Bednar has been sidelined for just over a week due to a right oblique strain, but he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. Assuming his upcoming throwing session goes well, Tomczyk is optimistic that the right-hander will be cleared to rejoin the Pirates for the final few games of the regular season.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Cleared to play catch

    Bednar (oblique) resumed playing catch Wednesday and is feeling pain free, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Bednar's ability to start throwing again just one day after being placed on the injured list suggests his right oblique strain is a relatively minor one. That said, he'll still need to progress to throwing off a mound and facing hitters in live batting practice or simulated games, so Bednar is far from a safe bet to make it back from the 10-day injured list before the end of the season. In the meantime, Chris Stratton represents the top candidate to pick up saves for the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Placed on injured list

    Bednar was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain Tuesday.

    Bednar was unavailable for Sunday's series finale against the Nationals due to a side issue, and he'll require a stint on the injured list after he was diagnosed with a right oblique strain. With just under three weeks remaining in the regular season, it's not clear whether he'll have enough time to return to game action in 2021. Chris Stratton will likely take over as Pittsburgh's closer while Bednar is sidelined.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Managing right side discomfort

    Bednar was unavailable for Sunday's game against the Nationals due to right side discomfort, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Manager Derek Shelton revealed prior to Sunday's contest that Bednar wouldn't be available out of the bullpen, and the Pirates' skipper said after the game that the right-hander's absence was due to discomfort in his side. The 26-year-old hasn't pitched since Tuesday, and the Pirates are reportedly considering placing him on the injured list.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Nursing injury

    Bednar isn't available out of the Pittsburgh bullpen for Sunday's series finale with the Nationals while he tends to an unspecified injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    According to Mackey, Bednar isn't dealing with an injury involving his throwing arm, but the Pirates haven't offered any further specifics on what's ailing the right-hander. With three saves in his last seven appearances, Bednar appears to have emerged as the Pirates' primary closer, but he now looks to be at risk of missing time while he tends to the injury. The Pirates are said to be considering placing him on the 10-day injured list.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Slams door for third save

    Bednar struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning and earned the save against Detroit on Monday.

    Bednar threw 12-of-16 pitches for strikes and had no issue rolling through the Tigers in order to finish off the 6-3 victory. He's now riding a 10.1-inning scoreless streak with three saves since Aug. 15. Bednar is now sporting a 72:17 K:BB and a 2.22 ERA through 56.2 frames.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 249 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R