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That's not a question one normally asks about the Pittsburgh Pirates. And they made what was a bad situation even worse last year when they traded current star Tom Gorzelanny for rookie Kevin Hart and a raw fielding prospect (netting the two relievers against each other). But in the recent bind, caused by the collapse of Charlie Morton and Dan McCutchen, not one, but two unlikely pitchers came to the rescue: Jeff Karstens and Brian Burress. Both of them have pitched brilliant games recently; Burress had back-to-back great games and Karstens had two out of three. Forget, for a moment, about the original fifth starter candidates Dan McCutchen and Kevin Hart; neither of whom seem worthy of the name right now. With Ross Ohlendorf back in the rotation, the Pirates have their original front four ...

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