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Pirates' David Bednar: Records 13th save
Bednar picked up the save in Sunday's 2-1 victory over St. Louis, tossing a scoreless ninth in which he allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one.
Bednar locked down the ninth inning for a second consecutive night and is now 13-for-14 in save opportunities this season. He's given up runs in just two of his 24 appearances and sports a 1.13 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 30:1 K:BB across 24 innings. The right-hander is just six saves away from tying his career-best mark, which he set last year during his first full season as a closer.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Nails down 12th save
Bednar gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 12th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Cardinals. He didn't walk or strike out a batter.
The right-hander failed to fan a batter for only the second time in his last 16 appearances, but he still got the job done. Bednar has been one of baseball's top closers to begin 2023, converting 12 of 13 save chances with a 1.17 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 29:1 K:BB through 23 innings, and with the Pirates currently in contention for a division title in a wide-open NL Central, trade chatter around the 28-year-old has died down considerably even with arbitration approaching this winter.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Notches 11th save
Bednar gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his 11th save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Cardinals.
The right-hander continued a dominant run that has seen him convert seven straight save chances dating back to April 15 while posting a 21:0 K:BB and getting scored upon in only one of his 17 appearances during that time. Bednar is now tied for fourth in the National League in saves, three back of league leader Camilo Doval.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Picks up 10th save
Bednar struck out two in a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Giants.
Bednar's last save came April 29, as the Pirates' early success has largely dwindled throughout May. He's pitched eight times this month, allowing two runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks over eight innings, so he's at least provided solid work despite the lack of saves. For the season, the Pittsburgh closer has converted 10 of 11 save chances with a 1.29 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 28:1 K:BB through 21 innings.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Shaky in non-save situation
Bednar allowed two earned runs on two hits while striking out two in the ninth inning of Monday's win over the Rangers.
Bednar entered the game to begin the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead. He allowed a leadoff single and a subsequent two-run homer, though he managed to hold the lead for the Pirates. Bednar hasn't had a save opportunity since April 29 due to the team's struggles, though he is still the locked-in closer and has a 1.50 ERA with a 0.93 WHIP and 24:1 K:BB across 18 frames this season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Records ninth save
Bednar earned a save against the Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, striking out two batters in a perfect inning.
Bednar inherited a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning and closed out the contest with ease, striking out two of the three batters he faced and retiring the side on 13 pitches. The 28-year-old picked up his ninth save of the campaign, putting him in a four-way tie for first in the league. Bednar has been as impressive as any reliever in MLB this season, complementing the saves total with a 17:1 K:BB while allowing just one earned run over 13 innings.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Grabs league-leading eighth save
Bednar picked up the save in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Reds, striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning.
Bednar worked around a two-out Wil Myers single to earn his eighth save on the season and his fourth in Pittsburgh's last six games. Bednar moved past Jordan Romano to claim sole possession of the MLB lead in saves. Bednar has allowed just one run in 11 innings this season, good for a 0.82 ERA. He's 2-0 with 14:1 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Nails down seventh save
Bednar struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his seventh save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Reds.
The right-hander needed only eight pitches (seven strikes) to dismiss Cincinnati's 6-7-8 hitters. Bednar's had an outstanding start to the season, and through 10 innings he's posted a 0.90 ERA and 12:1 K:BB while tying Toronto's Jordan Romano for the major-league lead in saves.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Grabs sixth save
Bednar picked up the save in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Reds, logging a strikeout in a clean ninth inning.
Bednar made quick work of the Reds on Thursday, recording three outs on 12 pitches to earn his sixth save of the year. The Pittsburgh native is now 6-for-7 in save opportunities as he lowers his ERA to 1.00. Bednar is 2-1 with a 0.89 WHIP and 9:1 K:BB through nine innings to start the season, and he's gotten more save chances than expected on a surprising 13-7 Pirates team.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Earns fifth save
Bednar allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Rockies.
Bednar was tasked with protecting a two-run lead and was successful to earn his fifth save of the season. He served up a two-out double but managed to strike out C.J. Cron to end the game. Bednar has allowed only one earned run across eight innings to begin the campaign while also maintaining a 10:1 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Picks up win with scoreless frame
Bednar (2-0) earned the win in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Cardinals by firing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout.
Bednar came in to pitch in a 3-3 game and was effective while picking up his second win of the season. The right-hander was making his first appearance since blowing a save Tuesday against the Astros, and this now makes five scoreless appearances in six outings for the Pirates' closer, who is also 4-for-5 in save chances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Blows save but gets win
Bednar (1-0) blew the save, but he picked up the win anyway in Tuesday's 7-4 victory over Houston. He allowed two runs on two hits with one walk while striking out one over one inning.
Bednar was given a two-run lead in the ninth inning, but the right-hander gave up a two-run double to Chas McCormick to blow his first save of the season. Fortunately for Bednar, Ji-Hwan Bae blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning, so it did allow him to pick up his first victory of 2023.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Earns fourth save
Bednar struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday to record his fourth save of the season in a 1-0 victory over the White Sox.
The Pirates continue surpassing preseason expectations, posting a 6-3 record to start the season. As a result, Bednar has benefited, racking up four saves so far. The 28-year-old is uncontested as the Pirates' closer and has posted a 0.00 ERA and 7:0 K:BB through four innings pitched.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Secures third save
Bednar struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his third save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox.
Masataka Yoshida reached on an error to lead off the frame, but Bednar shook it off and needed only 10 pitches to retire the next three batters, ending the night by fanning Enrique Hernandez. After notching 19 saves last season with a 32.9 percent strikeout rate, Bednar has delivered more of the same to begin 2023, firing three shutout innings with a 5:0 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Nabs save vs. Sox
Bednar gave up one hit and struck out two in a scoreless frame to pick up the save Monday against the Red Sox.
The Pirates' closer now has two saves in two appearances to start the season. Pittsburgh won't win a ton of games, but Bednar seems like the undisputed closer at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Notches save Thursday
Bednar picked up the save Thursday against Cincinnati. He allowed one hit while striking out two over one scoreless inning.
With the Pirates clinging to a one-run lead, Bednar got the call to nail things down. He worked around a Jonathan India double, throwing 14 of his 18 pitches for strikes to earn his first save of the season and the 23rd of his young career. Bednar's skills are excellent and his job security is high, though the threat of a trade later in the season looms.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' David Bednar: Impressing for USA
Bednar has allowed one run across three innings while striking out five and walking none while pitching for the USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Bednar had struggled a bit in camp with the Pirates, as he served up two homers and walked two across only three innings of Grapefruit League action. However, he's put up significantly better results in the World Baseball Classic, a reassuring sign as Opening Day approaches. Bednar should be Pittsburgh's locked-in closer while also providing plenty of strikeouts with decent ratios.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 249 lbs|
|Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|