All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

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    Thompson And Curve Get The Win

    It's like they said in the movie "Bull Durham":  some days you win, some days you lose, some days it rains.  Again on Saturday, the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates experienced all three. 

    It rained again in West Virginia.  The Power and the Savannah Sand Gnats will try for...

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    Snyder And Rubenstein Blast Away For Marauders

    A win, a loss, and a rainout in the rest of the Pirates' minor league organization on Friday evening.  The rainout was in West Virginia, where the Power were getting soggy.  They will play a double header on Saturday.

    The win:  
    Bradenton Marauders  13,  Charlotte Stone Crabs  0

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    Two Hits Each For Latimore, Snyder, Rubinstein, And Power

    All of the Pirates' minor league affiliates lost their season openers on Thursday night:

    Erie SeaWolves  3,  Altoona Curve 2

    One run in the bottom of the 9th made the difference, as the Curve lost in Erie, PA.  The SeaWolves were first onto the scoreboard with a pair...

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    Pirates Take Final Warm-Up

    Pirates  4,  Phillies  1

    The Pirates appreciated the warmer temperatures this afternoon -- warmer than last night, anyway.  They held the Phillies to just 2 hits, and starter Charlie Morton gave up only one unearned run in 5 innings, as they won the second of two pre-season games in...

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    Fields Traded, Pirates Lose Last Florida Game

    Twins  4,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates finished their Grapefruit League action with an 11-20 record, as they now head north to Pennsylvania, where they will play 2 games against the Philliies in Philadelphia.  Reliever Anthony Claggett suffered a Blown Save and the Loss, as he gave up 2 runs in...

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    More Reassignments And Another Loss


    Rays  9,  Pirates  5
    The Pirates out-hit the Rays 10-9 this afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida, but the Rays made the most of their opportunities and took the win.  The Pirates got busy in the top of the 1st, when Pedro Ciriaco, in center field again, opened the game...

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    Indians Top Yankees; Pirates’ Top Red Sox

    Indianapolis Indians  7,  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees  2
    The Indians had both the pitching and the hitting tuned up this afternoon as they defeated the Yankees at Bradenton.   SS Jordy Mercer, 2B Josh Harrison, and C Eric Fryer each drove in two runs.   The scoring started when Harrison tripled in...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Friday, D’Arnaud, Mercer

    The rest of the Pirates' middle infielders.... So much of what is going to happen with these players is going to depend on what the Pirates elect to do about their back-up infield roster spots.  Ciriaco?  Rodriguez? Wimberley?

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    Crotta Has A Good Inning; Indy Indians Lose Second Game

    Blue Jays 5,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates lost to the Blue Jays at McKechnie Field this afternoon.   
    Pitchers Mike Crotta, Chris Resop, and Joel Hanrahan each pitched a scoreless inning for the Pirates, with both Crotta and Hanrahan retiring the side in order.  Crotta was aided by a leaping...

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    Two More Rounds Of Reassignments, Plus Game Notes

    Catching up after being away for a few days...

    On Saturday, the Pirates sent four pitchers to minor league camp:
    RHP Bryan Morris and RHP Kyle McPherson, both on the 40-man roster, were optioned down, with Morris going to AAA Indianapolis and McPherson going to A+ Bradenton.   
    Two...

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