Kovacevic: Bell’s prodigious bat buying time


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Josh Bell tears into his two-run double in the first inning Sunday in St. Louis. - AP

ST. LOUIS -- "What he's doing right now ..." Bryan Reynolds began before drawing a breath. "It's special."

Yeah, sounds about right.

Because all Josh Bell did on this brisk Mother's Day at Busch Stadium was go 4 for 4 with a three-run home run, a two-run double, a career-high five RBIs, a walk and, arguably best of all, a big bear hug from mom Myrtle, who'd been leaping and cheering in the box seats throughout.

Pirates 10, Cardinals 6.

Believe it. Three rousing Ws in a row after that 17-4 massacre in the series opener.

"This guy ..." Clint Hurdle began, seemingly stumbling for adjectives the way Reynolds was. "He's in the middle of everything right now. He's carrying us."

No question. And that's why 'this guy' might be the problem.

Stay with me here. There's a solvent point, I swear.

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