All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Shortstop

    Cedeno put up strong defense in 2011. The Pittsburgh Pirates came in to the 2011 season looking for a long term option to emerge at the shortstop position.  They had signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $1.85 M deal, replacing his final year of arbitration.  The deal also included an option...

  • Analysis
    Team USA Heads To Round Two

    USA  5,  Panama  0 It took a near-miracle, but Team USA is heading to Round Two of the World Cup/Pan Am tournament.  After Team USA's loss to Canada on Sunday afternoon, two things needed to happen for the US to advance to the second round.  The easier condition was that Team USA...

  • Analysis
    Team USA On The Edge With A Loss To Canada

    Canada 6,   USA  1 Two 3-run innings gave Canada the win over Team USA, and put the US on the edge of being eliminated from the World Cup/Pan Am tournament. Starter and former Pirate farmhand Todd Redmond retired the first three batters he faced in order, but quickly got into trouble in...

  • Analysis
    Netherlands Stun Team USA

    Netherlands  7,  USA  5 Two big inningws gave the Netherlands a 7-run boost and a lead that they would not give up as Team USA lost their second game of the World Cup/Pan Am tournament on Friday.  US starter Matt Shoemaker pitched just 3 innings and was responsible for all 7 runs.  A walk,...

  • Analysis
    Team USA Holds Greece To Three Hits

    USA 3,  Greece  0 Team USA took advantage of an error by the Greek team while the  US pitching staff combined for a 3-hit shut-out.  Drew Smyly (Tigers) got the start for Team USA.  He struck out 7 of the 19 batters he faced over 6 innings, while only allowing two hits...

  • Winter Leagues
    Mercer Again Boosts Team USA

    USA  7,  Japan  3 Team USA earned their second win in a row with a defeat of Japan this evening.  This was the make-up for the game that was rained out on Sunday.  Team USA doubled up the Japanese on hits, 14 - 7, with Pirate farmhand SS Jordy Mercer picking up...

  • Analysis
    Mercer 3-for-3 In Team USA Win

    USA  15,  Taipei  1 Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 for Team USA SS Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, and 3 RBI as Team USA overwhelmed Chinese Taipei in World Cup Tournament play tonight.  The US hitters scored in 5 straight innings, including a huge 7-run 4th inning, and...

  • Analysis
    Team USA Falls To Puerto Rico, As Mercer Helps In 9th Inning Rally

    Puerto Rico  8,  USA  4 Puerto Rico's grand slam in the top of the 10th inning broke a 4-4 tie and gave Team USA the loss in their first World Cup/Pan Am tournament game.  Former Pirate farmhand Todd Redmond (Braves) made the start for Team USA, but he gave up 3 runs...

  • Winter Leagues
    Mercer And Team USA Ready To Begin World Cup/Pan Am Tournament

    Jordy Mercer is playing on Team USA Team USA will play their first game in the World Cup/Pan Am tournament on Sunday evening in Panama City, Panama.  The team features Pirates' farmhand infielder Jordy Mercer, who split the 2011 season between the Altoona Curve and the Indianapolis Indians.  Also on Team USA...

  • Winter Leagues
    Jordy Mercer Named to Team USA Roster

    Team USA has announced their roster for the 2011 World Cup and the Pan Am tournaments, with Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jordy Mercer being named as a member of the team.  This is the second year in a row that a Pirates shortstop prospect has played for Team USA.  Last year Chase d'Arnaud...

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