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Mercer salvages Pirates win against Rockies

Fireworks nights force post-game news conferences into manager Clint Hurdle's office rather than the conference room down the concourse. That meant that Saturday night, Hurdle's phone kept beeping in his meeting with the media. "Sounds like there's some Pirate fans," he said. A second consecutive comeback victory, this one a walk-off in extra innings, will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals record bizarre 5-8 putout at 2nd base

I can’t recall ever seeing something like this happen before. In the sixth inning of Thursday’s Cardinals-Pirates game, Edinson Volquez popped up a bunt. Matt Carpenter let the bunt drop in, attempting to turn one out into two. He threw to second in an attempt to get the force on Jordy Mercer, but no one was there. However, center fielder Jon Jay was playing shallow and backing...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

McCutchen barely misses cycle; Mercer drives in 4 runs as Pirates take down Phillies

Another ballpark, Andrew McCutchen thought, and it might have been a homer. Anywhere else and his opposite-field drive in the eighth inning might have cleared the fence and McCutchen would have hit for the cycle. But, at PNC Park, the ball hit about 8 feet shy of the top of the right-field Clemente Wall. “You know,” McCutchen said, “I’ll take the double RBI.” McCutchen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercer, Harrison power Pirates past Cubs, 5-3

Jordy Mercer stayed hot. Josh Harrison rediscovered his mojo. They each hit a home run Saturday to power the Pirates past the Chicago Cubs, 5-3. Mercer had a pair of hits, including a solo home run in the third inning. This month, Mercer is batting .306 (22 for 72), including seven extra-base hits, and has driven in 13 runs. Mercer hit one home run in his first 146 at-bats this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jordy Mercer leaves game with ankle injury

Most Pirates fans had their attention turned to the team's acquisition of first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets.  On the field though, they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers last night 5-3, dropping the Pirates record to 8-9 on the season.  They also lost second baseman Jordy Mercer halfway through the game when he got hit in the ankle with Martin Madonado's spikes...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordy Mercer is ready for everyday role

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jordy Mercer is ready for everyday roleJordy Mercer Jody Mercer turned heads last year when he emerged as the guy who could become the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting shortstop. The Taloga, Oklahoma native had a good spring training last season but failed to make the big league squad.  Mercer got a second chance later in the year with the Pirates and made the...
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jordy Mercer Likely to Join the Pirates

Jordy Mercer could be joining the Pirates. Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 The Fan reports that Jordy Mercer is likely joining the Pirates. Hearing from sources that Jordy Mercer will likely be brought up from AAA… #Pirates @937thefan — Dan Zangrilli (@DanZangrilli) May 3, 2013 No word on what the corresponding move would be. The two possibilities that come to mind would be Neil Walker...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Can Jordy Mercer Be a Starting Shortstop?

Tonight I saw two different opinions on the upside of Jordy Mercer. First, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus tweeted that Mercer could be an “OK utility player” when asked about Mercer’s upside. Then, in Kristy Robinson’s notebook, Clint Hurdle said that he feels Mercer could eventually be a starting shortstop. I lean closer to Hurdle’s opinion. I think Mercer can...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Where in the world is Jordy Mercer?

After almost two months of watching Clint Barmes‘ unbearably awful struggles at the plate, Pirate fans were very happy to see shortstop prospect Jordy Mercer called up from Indianapolis at the end of May. Mercer wasn’t/isn’t exactly an eye-popping prospect, but had steadily moved through the system and had been hitting the ball very well at the time in Indianapolis. It seemed...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer Video Recap – 4/22/12

Jordy Mercer is coming off a season where he belted 19 home runs between AA-Altoona and AAA-Indianapolis in 2011. That kind of power makes it hard to write off Mercer, who plays shortstop, a position where power is not often found. Pirates Prospects rated him as the #17 prospect in the organization heading into this season. In today’s game, Mercer went 0 for 3 with a walk. All...
Via North Side Notch
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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