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1.69: The collective ERA of the Pirates bullpen, entering Saturday night's game, second in the National League to the Dodgers' perfect 0.00.

"He takes everything seriously. Even his at-bats. At some point, he must've done some damage to somebody [on the Dodgers]. He got curve, curve, changeup and came back to the bench upset that they wouldn't throw him a fastball." -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, on Friday night's starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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