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Hard slide by Chris Coghlan ends Jung Ho Kang’s season

The Pittsburgh Pirates were dealt a massive blow on Thursday when a hard slide into second base by Chris Coghlan of the Chicago Cubs injured Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang, fracturing his tibia and tearing his MCL. Jung Ho Kang has a torn MCL and fractured tibia. He will be out for the year. Kang batted .287 this year for Pirates. — Baseball...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A summary of the Pirates’ trade deadline options in light of Jordy Mercer’s injury

The Pirates weren not without holes to address at the upcoming trade deadline before Jordy Mercer’s injury on Sunday, but Mercer’s injury certainly recasts their deadline approach in a whole new light. With a bit of time to consider the situation with Mercer, Harrison, and the team in general, I’ve tried to sort of outline the different ways the Pirates can tackle the deadline...
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

More Jordy Mercer injury fallout

The news wasn’t the worst case scenario for Jordy Mercer and the Pirates, but it still leaves them stuck without a starting infielder for a while. #Pirates Mercer out 6 weeks with lower leg contusion and a sprain of the medial collateral ligament of his left knee — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 20, 2015 As we suspected, Brent Morel was called up, although Sean Rodriguez...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer out six weeks with MCL sprain

Jordy Mercer has a sprained MCL and lower-leg bruise, according to Pirates. He's out six weeks. Will avoid surgery — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) July 20, 2015 Let’s play Good News Bad News on this one: Mercer’s season isn’t necessarily over, which it certainly looked like it might’ve been. No surgery also means that he will, at the very least, be good to go by the...
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mercer injured, Pirates swept, everything is terrible

It was a flashback to the old days at Miller Park for the Pirates, where nothing seemed to ever go right. It seemed like they had gotten over that recently – the Brewers being awful certainly helped – but that was not the case this weekend. Talk about a change of pace from the way they went in to the break…. To make matters worse, their starting shortstop went down like this...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer and The Late Bloomer Conundrum

In 2014 Jordy Mercer established himself as a viable starting major league shortstop. He earned his first call up in May of 2012 and split duties in 2013 with Clint Barmes, but this past season he became an everyday regular. Mercer got off to a slow start but finished strongly. He posted a triple slash line of .255/.305/.387 in 149 games. Those are decent numbers for a SS. For...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman’s beer cup explode (video)

A woman was either in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time — depending on one’s perspective — during Wednesday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The predicament — or benefit — prompted by the location of her seat was precipitated […] The post Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Run Explodes In Woman’s Beer Cup At Giants Game

This is easily one of the best videos/GIFs you’ll see all day. San Francisco Giants’ Jordy Mercer ripped this ball straight out of the park and a bunch of people made an attempt to catch the ball. Obviously because this lady wasn’t gong for the ball, it went straight at her. The fact that this […] The post Home Run Explodes In Woman’s Beer Cup At Giants Game appeared first...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run lands in and absolutely destroys fan’s beer

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt to catch a home run ball with one’s beer. But that’s what happened to one unlucky fan during Wednesday’s Pirates-Giants game at AT&T Park. After Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasted a home run to put his team ahead, 5-4, a group of fans attempted to catch the ball. And one particular fan sat and watched with a beer in her hand, and...
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 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

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