All posts tagged "Clint Barmes"

  • Analysis
    Barmes Getting His Swing Back After Working With Hurdle

    Clint Barmes had the worst start to 2012 in his professional career, which has spanned over parts of eight seasons in the Majors. Every time Barmes stepped to the plate, he was aware of his batting average, which was well below the Mendoza line. He heard boo's from his home crowd after every...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pirates Remain Two Games Back; This Year Feels Different

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates were coming off a huge win on Thursday night in Cincinnati where they took 2-of-3 from the first place Reds in the National League Central.  And after the Bucco bats broke out for four runs on 10 hits off the Kansas City Royals in Interleague play, Pittsburgh remain just...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Surprise Win Off Chapman; Should Correia Move to Bullpen?

    Sometimes the game of baseball can surprise you. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action just 3.0 games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. Despite a team average of just .223, which is ranked No. 29 in the Majors this season, the bats have started to heat up over their...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Struggling Bats Come Alive

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bats broke out for eight runs on 12 hits on Tuesday against first place Cincinnati. Most of the damage came from three players — who combined to drive in six of the club’s eight runs — that have struggled to get their bats going this season. Clint Barmes and...

  • Analysis
    Barmes Disappointed in His Early Season Struggles

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After Clint Barmes popped out in his last at-bat on Monday, en route to an 0-for-4 day at the plate, he heard loud boo's from the crowd at PNC Park. Fans are disappointed in his season so far, but no one is more disappointed than Barmes himself. Barmes since has...

  • Analysis
    Mercer Joins the Pirates, But Barmes Still the Shortstop

    Jordy Mercer PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Infielder Jordy Mercer arrived to the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Park just an hour before the club was set to take batting practice. Surrounded by media, the 25-year-old was all smiles as he tried to put into words what getting called up to the Majors felt...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Options to Spark Offense Could Be Internal

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action on Wednesday just three games under .500 and four games back in the National League Central Division. What’s kept the club afloat this season has been off the mound. The pitching continues to be solid from the starters to the relievers. However, the...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: When to Free Jordy Mercer, and What Kind of Impact He Could Have

    There have been two trends involving shortstops in the upper levels of the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization. Clint Barmes has been struggling this year, and Jordy Mercer is on a hot streak. Barmes is hitting for a .158/.192/.295 line on the year in 95 at-bats. He wasn't exactly brought on to be a...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Need to Get the Bottom of the Lineup Going

    Clint Barmes PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When signing veterans Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the offseason, the Pirates expected more from them than the numbers they've put up so far this season. Barmes and Barajas also expected more out of themselves. The Pirates need to get the bottom of the lineup going....

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Strikes Out 11 and Alvarez Homers in 6-3 Win Over Cardinals

    The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided the sweep and won game three at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon, 6-2, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lefty Erik Bedard picked up his second win as a Bucco and Pedro Alvarez continued to swing a hot bat with his seventh homer of the season as the club...

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