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Erik Bedard coming on strong

Very few people had any faith in Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard outside of AL-only leagues or very deep mixed leagues. Considering he hasn't pitched more than 100 innings since 2007, missed half of the 2009 season and all of last season, can you blame them?

Then Bedard posted an 8.56 ERA after three starts and was possibly dropped in mixed leagues. Bedard is pitching well again and most of the time throughout his career, he's very good when healthy.

Bedard has allowed three earned runs or less in five consecutive starts, including two earned runs or less in four consecutive starts with a 24/6 K/BB ratio in 27 innings. He has 18 strikeouts over his last 13 innings.

In 45 2/3 innings, the lefthander has an 8.08 K/9, 3.35 BB/9, a 3.94 ERA, and a 1.27 WHIP. He's always an injury risk, but check your waiver wire because he may be available.

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