All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

  • Analysis
    Three Hits For Mercer, Team USA Runs Over Panama

    USA  11,  Panama  0 US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) pitched 6 shutout innings to earn the win over Panama in the Pan Am tournament on Friday afternoon.  Smyly allowed just 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 4 batters.  Reliever Matt Shoemaker (Angels) pitched the 7th inning, also scoreless, and allowed...

  • Analysis
    Team USA Rolls Over Dominicans; Mercer Hit Twice

    Team USA began their experience in the Pan Am games with a definitive 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic this afternoon.  The US got onto the scoreboard with a solo homer by lead-off batter CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) in the top of the 1st, and another run quickly followed.  Team USA...

  • Analysis
    World Cup Ends With Rain Out For Team USA

    Rain and poor field conditions forced the International Baseball Federation to cancel the World Cup Tournament's Bronze Medal game this afternoon in Panama.  Team USA and Team Canada were tied with 4-3 records after Round Two.  The Federation declared both teams tied for third place in the final standings, though they have...

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    Team USA Defeats South Korea And Venezuela; Mercer Homers

    USA  3,  South Korea  1 Three US pitchers combined to hold South Korea to just one run on 4 hits this afternoon in World Cub/Pan Am tournament Second Round play.  Matt Shoemaker (Angels) made the start for the US and hurled 5 shutout innings.  He allowed just a double over the first...

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    Team USA Beats Australia In Pitching Duel

    USA  2,  Australia  1 US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) and Australian starter Clayton Tanner dueled through 5 scoreless innings this afternoon in World Cup/Pan Am tournament play.  Tanner allowed Team USA 4 hits scattered over the first 5 innings, while Smyly gave the Australians 4 hits in return.  Australia had 2 batters...

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    Two Hits For Mercer, But Team USA Loses To Cuba

    Cuba 8,  USA 7 SS Jordy Mercer was back in the lineup for Team USA, but even his two hits were not enough to help the US overcome Cuba. With Jeff Marquez (Yankees) on the mound for the US, Cuba got going with 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st.  Back-to-back...

  • 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...

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    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,...

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