|Sep. 24 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Mercer (forearm) was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Saturday.
Analysis: It's unclear when Mercer, who had been used as a pinch hitter in the previous two games, will be able to return to the lineup.
|Aug. 24 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Mercer went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: He's hit three of his nine homers in his last 11 games but is batting just .200 over that stretch.
|Aug. 1 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Mercer had a hit and scored Sunday to continue his strong play since the All-Star break.
Analysis: In 14 games since the break, he's batting .360 with six RBIs.
|July 28 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET11:02 ET15:02 GMT23:02 8:02 AM MST10:02 AM EST10:32 AM VEN19:02 UAE10:02 AM CT-Mercer went 3 for 5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .382 with four RBIs in his last nine games.
|July 21 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-Mercer recorded two hits and a pair of RBIs in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: Mercer has come out of the All-Star break on fire, going 9 for 20 over a five-game hitting streak. He's 7 for 14 over the last three games.
|July 17 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Mercer had three hits Sunday.
Analysis: Prior to this conetst, Mercer was 4 for 22 over a seven-game stretch.
|July 4 4:44 PM PT5:44 PM MT6:44 PM CT7:44 PM ET19:44 ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST7:14 PM VEN3:44 UAE (+1)6:44 PM CT-Mercer had two hits Monday.
Analysis: He is 7 for 18 in his last five games.
|June 26 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET21:34 ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST9:04 PM VEN5:34 UAE (+1)8:34 PM CT-Mercer left Sunday night's game against the Dodgers at the end of the first inning with head and right ear discomfort.
Analysis: Mercer was injured when he slid into second base and got tangled with Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley while successfully breaking up an attempted double play on David Freese's ground ball to shortstop. Mercer singled to lead off the inning, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
|June 20 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Mercer has hit safely in five straight games after going 2 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Mercer is 7 for 18 over that stretch.
|June 19 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Mercer hit his first career leadoff homer, also doubling and driving in a run after getting hit with the bases loaded in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Analysis: Mercer, a .267 hitter this season, is now batting .321 when leading off for the Pirates. Perhaps they should keep him there.
|May 20 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Mercer had three hits in an 8-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday.
Analysis: Mercer, now batting .297, is 8 for 18 (.444) in his last five games.
|May 3 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Mercer was 3 for 3 on Monday.
Analysis: Mercer has been red-hot with a .820 OPS.
|Apr. 30 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Mercer had a pair of hits and scored two runs in a 4-1 win against Cincinnati on Friday night.
Analysis: Mercer, now batting .317, is 16 for 38 (.421) with three doubles, a home run and five RBIs in his last nine games.
|Apr. 27 12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE2:35 PM CT-Mercer went 2 for 4 with a double in a 9-4 win in Colorado on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Mercer has five multihit performances in his last seven games, going 13 for 30 (.433) in that stretch.
|Apr. 25 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Mercer went 2 for 7 on Sunday.
Analysis: Use Mercer in Denver this week since he is showing no mercy on the road, going 10 for 22 in his last five games away from the 'Burgh.
|Apr. 21 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST4:00 PM VEN0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Mercer went 3 for 4 with a double in Wednesday's 8-2 loss at San Diego.
Analysis: Mercer has been on a bit of a roll, going 7 for 13 with four RBIs over his last four games.