Tag: Jordy Mercer

Pirates Notes: Clint Hurdle and Pirates Players Remember Jose Fernandez

PITTSBURGH — Earlier this morning, the baseball world received shocking news that Miami Marlins 24-year-old starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident. The news of the loss of the young phenom hit every clubhouse across baseball. Pirates’ pitchers Wade LeBlanc and Zach Phillips both pitched in Miami in 2013 and reacted to the […]
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Injury Updates on Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer

Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer were both removed from the Pirates’ lineup tonight with injury issues. Mercer was scratched prior to the game, after being on the initial lineup card. He was removed with right forearm discomfort. It doesn’t seem like it’s too serious, as he ended up pinch-hitting and grounding out. Meanwhile, Marte was […]
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Pirates Are an Erik Kratz Injury Away From Sean Rodriguez Catching

CHICAGO – The Pirates lost 4-3 to the Cubs tonight, continuing their recent slump by going 1-9 in their last ten games, and 5-16 in their last 21. The problems with the team this year haven’t been limited to just one thing. The pitching has been a big issue, but injuries have also made the […]
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Injury Updates: McCutchen Playing, But Cervelli and Mercer Out Tonight

PITTSBURGH – Filling out the lineup card isn’t usually the most difficult part of Clint Hurdle’s day, but with four players felled by injuries in the Pirates’ 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday, it’s going to take more effort than usual to find a healthy Starting Nine to face the Los Angeles Angels […]
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Pirates Lose in Extras, Updates on McCutchen, Cervelli, and Mercer

MIAMI – The Pirates lost to the Marlins tonight 4-3 in extra innings when Christian Yelich hit a walk off double to score Ichiro Suzuki. The Marlins took a 3-0 lead early, but the Pirates were able to battle back after big hits from Matt Joyce and John Jaso, tying the score and sending it […]
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Pirates Notes: Polanco and Vogelsong Updates, Melancon Gets a Needed Break

MIAMI – Gregory Polanco was scratched from Wednesday night’s game with left foot discomfort, after fouling a ball off his foot in his final at-bat on Tuesday night. Polanco checked out fine after the game, but started feeling it a little bit Tuesday night, and woke up with more discomfort on Wednesday. The Pirates played […]
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Jordy Mercer Provides Steady Hand for Pirates in Win Over Brewers

PITTSBURGH – The Pirates offense came to life in the bottom of the fourth inning, putting up a crooked number to complement a strong first three innings by pitcher Jon Niese. I don’t want to say that Niese was scuffling the inning before, but the Brewers’ trio of Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, and Chris Carter just […]
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Pirates Bullpen Shuts Down the Cardinals, Jordy Mercer Walks it Off...

PITTSBURGH – Clint Hurdle said tonight’s Pirates victory over the Cardinals was like playing two different ballgames. The first five innings was back and forth, with each team scoring five runs and chasing the opposing starter. The next six innings saw each bullpen shut the other lineup down, up until Jordy Mercer delivered a walk-off single to […]
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Injury Updates: Kang, Diaz, Hughes, Polanco, Mercer, Tarpley, Tucker, Mathisen

BRADENTON, Fla. – Jung-ho Kang played the field for the first time on Monday, and today he’s increasing the workload. Pirates’ Head Athletic Trainer Todd Tomczyk said that Kang will not only play defense today, but will also hit and run for the first time. He will be restricted in the running, with no hard […]
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Francisco Liriano, Daniel Bard Roughed Up in Split Squad Contest

BRADENTON, Fla. – While further down in the Sunshine State, Juan Nicasio was again constantly missing opponents’ bats in Fort Myers, Francisco Liriano did not have the same success in Bradenton in a 7-3 loss to the Braves on Monday. Liriano lasted just 3.2 innings before he reached his 80-pitch count. He was behind in […]
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