Cubs @ Pirates 7/23/2012 Pitching Matchup

Jeff Samardzija, RHP 6-8, 4.57 ERA

Last 3 starts: 19.0 IP, 1-1, 2.37  ERA, 24 Ks

Last 10 years vs. PIT: 14.0 IP, 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 10 Ks

Jeff Samardzija, last 5 years vs. PIT
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI
Clint Barmes .000 2 0 0
Josh Harrison .000 1 0 0
Garrett Jones .500 2 0 0
Andrew McCutchen .400 5 0 0
Casey McGehee .167 6 1 2
Michael McKenry .000 3 0 0
Alex Presley .000 1 0 0
Neil Walker .250 4 1 2

Samardzija needs to keep his pitch count down. In his last start against the Marlins, he was pulled after throwing 97 pitches over five innings. He has one win in his last eight starts.

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Erik Bedard, LHP 5-10, 4.55 ERA

Last 3 starts: 15.0 IP, 1-2, 6.00 ERA, 10Ks

Last 10 years vs. CHC: 6.0 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 Ks

Erik Bedard, last 5 years vs. CHC
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI
Jeff Baker .500 2 0 0
David DeJesus .000 5 0 0
Luis Valbuena .333 3 0 0

Bedard came out of the 11-day layoff surrounding the All-Star break sharp on Tuesday, holding Colorado to two runs in the longest (6 2/3 innings) of his last six starts. Remarkably, a sixth win would match his most since 2007.

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