Last Game
Wed, Oct 5
vs St. Louis Cardinals (93-69)
  • PNC Park
3
Final
5

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 4-6 L1
86-76 4-6 L1
74-88 8-2 W1
62-100 6-4 W1
62-100 3-7 L1

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 3 4 2.61 69 16 1.12

Top David Bednar News

  • Pirates' David Bednar: Records 19th save

    Bednar picked up the save with a scoreless inning in Sunday's 7-5 victory over the Cardinals. He allowed one hit and one walk with one strikeout.

    Bednar worked around a double and a walk to record a scoreless inning and earn his 19th save of the season. In four outings since returning from the injured list Sept. 22, Bednar has allowed one run over four innings with six strikeouts and two saves. He owns a 2.66 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 50.2 innings this season.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Earns 18th save

    Bednar picked up the save Tuesday against the Reds, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning of a 4-1 victory.

    Facing the last three spots in the Reds' lineup, Bednar struck out the first two batters before ending it with a groundout. It was his 18th save of the season and first since returning from the injured list Sept. 22. The 27-year-old is likely to occupy the closer role for Pittsburgh over the final eight days of the season.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Activated by Pirates

    Bednar (back) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Bednar was on the injured list with his back injury since late July, but he recently made three rehab appearances at Triple-A Indianapolis and allowed a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four in three innings. The right-hander should reclaim closing duties from Wil Crowe over the final two weeks of the regular season.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Final rehab outing set

    Bednar (back) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday in what is likely to be his final outing before being activated from the 15-day injured list, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    The right-hander began the rehab assignment last week, and Monday will be his third appearance with Indianapolis. Bednar has been sidelined by the back injury since late July, but he's on the cusp of rejoining the Pirates for the final stretch of the season. He's 17-for-21 in save chances with a 2.70 ERA this year, and he figures to reclaim the closer role from Wil Crowe once reinstated.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Beginning rehab assignment Tuesday

    Bednar (back) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Indianapolis, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    After missing more than a month of action with a back injury, Bednar is ready to get back up on the bump. It's unclear how many times he will throw in the minors before being activated from the injured list, but his return should not be far off.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Requires rehab assignment

    Bednar (back) will require a rehab assignment prior to returning from the injured list, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Bednar threw live batting practice Saturday and will ultimately need to spend some time in the minors before he's activated by the Pirates. The team hasn't yet determined the specifics of his rehab assignment, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the right-hander remain sidelined until at least late next week.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Slated to face hitters

    Bednar (back) will throw live batting practice Saturday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Bednar threw a side session Sunday and has been cleared to face hitters less than a week later. The Pirates haven't yet determined when the right-hander will begin a rehab assignment, but the team will likely make a decision based on how he feels following Saturday's throwing session.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Completes side session

    Bednar (back) threw a side session Sunday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Bednar has been on the shelf for just over a month with low-back inflammation, so he'll likely need to throw at least one more bullpen session before advancing to facing hitters in live batting practice. If all goes well, Bednar could start a brief minor-league rehab assignment next week before returning from the 15-day injured list. While Bednar has been sidelined, three Pirates relievers -- Wil Crowe, Chase De Jong and Eric Stout -- have picked up one save apiece.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Throwing Friday

    Bednar (back) threw Friday in Philadelphia, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said in mid-August that Bednar was close to starting a throwing program, and the right-hander has now been cleared to make that step. He'll likely have to ramp up his intensity before he's in the mix to rejoin the Pirates, but manager Derek Shelton hopes that Bednar will be able to return prior to the end of the regular season.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Should start throwing soon

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Bednar (back) should be ready to begin a throwing program later this week or early next week, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Bednar was recently cleared to begin plyometric work, and if his back continues to respond well over the next couple of days, he should be ready to start playing catch. He'll then gradually ramp up the intensity and distance of his throwing before eventually graduating to bullpen sessions and then live batting practice. As a reliever, Bednar won't require an extensive buildup program, but Pittsburgh's closer is still probably at least a week away from making his return from the 15-day injured list.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Working through back injury

    Bednar (back) has begun doing lumbar/spine exercises and is hoping to start throwing in about a week, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports

    Bednar has been dealing with back issues for a good part of the season and has still managed to record 17 saves while generating an impressive 2.70 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. However, it seems that he will have to remain out of action for the immediate future and Wil Crowe will continue filling in as Pittsburgh's closer until Bednar returns.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Shelved with back inflammation

    The Pirates placed Bednar on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with low-back inflammation.

    Bednar's back injury cropped up earlier this week and left him unavailable for a save chance in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Brewers. Wil Crowe worked around a hit and struck out the side to notch his third save of the season, and he likely projects as manager Derek Shelton's preferred choice to close games while Bednar is on the shelf. Bednar will be eligible to return from the IL in mid-August.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Back issue resurfaces

    Manager Derek Shelton said Bednar was unavailable during Tuesday's win over the Brewers due to a lower-back injury, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    Bednar missed some time with the back issue a month ago and was able to avoid the injured list, and it remains to be seen if he'll require a trip to the shelf this time around. In his absence, Wil Crowe picked up save Tuesday, and Yerry De Los Santos could also be in the mix for saves should Bednar be forced to miss additional time.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Takes loss in relief

    Bednar (3-4) took the loss in Sunday's 6-5 game against Miami, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out two and walking none over one inning.

    Bednar entered the game with a 4-4 tie in the 10th inning, but he took the loss after a run scored on an error and after allowing another run to score on a single. In four appearances since July 13, Bednar has a blown save and two losses to go with just one save. He has a 4.66 ERA for the month but remains Pittsburgh's main closer. He will take a 2.96 ERA into his next outing.

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  • Pirates' David Bednar: Notches 17th save

    Bednar earned a save against the Marlins on Saturday, allowing one walk and striking out two batters in one scoreless inning.

    A sixth-inning run gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead heading into the ninth frame, and Bednar was summoned to preserve the shutout. He issued a one-out walk but managed to keep Miami off the scoreboard. Bednar yielded five runs (four earned) and blew a save in his final 3.2 innings prior to the All-Star break, but his grip on the closer role in Pittsburgh appears to be secure. He's racked up 17 saves on the campaign, sixth-most in the National League.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 249 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 28
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R