All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Beat Mariners 4-2, Bucs Tied for MLB’s Best Record

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are tied for the best record and winning percentage in Major League Baseball. This...

  • Game Recaps
    Gerrit Cole Fantastic Again, Pirates Win 5-2 in Anaheim

    For all the adjectives I could use to describe Gerrit Cole’s stuff and location Friday night, I...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Beat Dodgers 6-3 on Alvarez’s Homer, Cole’s Deja Vu

    Do not adjust your computer screen. Yes, that was Gerrit Cole making his second Major League start Sunday, even though you could have easily confused it for a replay of his debut. The phenom prospect threw the same number of fastballs, allowed the same number of hits and walks, kept the run total...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Charlie Morton Makes 2013 Debut… Now What?

    Pirates right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton returns to the mound Thursday night at PNC Park, facing the San Francisco Giants almost one year to the day since his reconstructive elbow surgery. Morton becomes the 10th different starting pitcher Pittsburgh has used, yet the Pirates still maintain the 5th-best rotation ERA and 8th-best FIP...

  • Game Recaps
    Marte, Pirates Light Up Zito for Eight Runs in 12-8 Win

    Starling Marte did not do it all by himself Wednesday night, but he did do it all. The Pirates’ left fielder notched four hits for the first time in his young-but-exciting career, stole two bases and scored all four times he got on base to lead the Pittsburgh offense to a 12-8...

  • Game Recaps
    Francisco Liriano Pitches Seven Scoreless to Stop Pirates’ Slide

    Francisco Liriano was at his wildest, but the left-hander battled through jams with strikeouts and flyouts to pitch the Pirates to a 2-0 win Friday afternoon in Chicago. The left-hander struck out eight hitters and allowed only two hits en route to the second seven-inning shutout of the Cubs in the last...

  • Analysis
    After One-Hitter, Where Will The Pirates Get Offense?

    Russell Martin has been one of the Pirates' best hitters relative to his position. (Photo credit: David Hague) One day after the Atlanta Braves held the Pirates to just five hits in a 5-4 defeat win over Bucs and the day of Julio Teheran twirling a no-hit bid into the 8th inning,...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Not-So-Great Jordy Mercer Compromise

    About two weeks ago the biggest topic surrounding Pirates baseball was the fate of Jordy Mercer. Some argued that he should have remained in the majors, with John McDonald being released, Brandon Inge taking McDonald’s role, and Mercer taking Inge’s role. Some felt he should go to Triple-A and play everyday, fearing...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: This Year is Different Because of the Depth

    After recording the podcast today, I was talking with James and Tom about depth. We were specifically talking about the Dodgers, and how despite their mega payroll, they don’t really have a good team. They’ve had a lot of injuries, but who do they have behind those big salaries? Hanley Ramirez goes...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Alvarez, Barmes Sit Against Gallardo

    Pedro Alvarez and Clint Barmes will both sit today in favor of Brandon Inge and recently-recalled Jordy Mercer. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the move was made because Alvarez and Barmes historically have struggled against Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. Clint Barmes is out of the lineup against the Brewers and pitcher...

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