Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
7 days ago

Joyce went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce's RBI double got the scoring started in the bottom of the first, as the veteran took advantage of a rare night in the lineup. His usual duty as a pinch-hitter limits the former Rays slugger's effectiveness, though.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
1 month ago

Joyce went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Sunday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce left the yard for the 10th time this year to tie the game at four in the sixth inning of a Pirates' win. He now has two homers in his last four games, and he's slashing .285/.415/.563 in 146 at-bats on the year.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
1 month ago

Joyce went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and four RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He got the Pirates off to a fast start, coming up as the fourth hitter in the first inning and socking a three-run homer. Joyce later added another RBI on a fielder's choice. It's been tough times for the veteran outfielder lately -- he hadn't collected a hit since July 7 and hadn't homered since June 24. Still, he's carrying an OPS over .900, so it's hard to complain about what Joyce has been able to do in a part-time role for the Pirates.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
1 month ago

Joyce will be hitting cleanup for the Pirates on Thursday as Starling Marte was scratched with an illness.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce will play right field and face right-hander Matt Garza. On the season, Joyce is hitting .272/.394/.526 against right-handed pitchers. Joyce has three hits in seven career at-bats against Garza.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce (quadriceps) will start in right field and bat fifth Friday against Stephen Strasburg in Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce faces a tough matchup in Strasburg but is batting .295/.417/.571 against right-handed pitching in 105 at-bats. He was limited to pinch-hitting duties just prior to the All-Star break.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce suffered the injury after coming into Saturday's contest as a pinch-hitter. Manager Clint Hurdle will play it safe with Joyce and give him the day off as the team heads into the All-Star break. The Pirates will start Adam Frazier in right for Sunday's tilt.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce left Saturday's tilt against the Chicago with a quad injury.

EDGE Analysis

He entered Saturday's game as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored. Joyce has seen good success against Sunday starter John Lackey -- he's hitting .370 with two homers in 27 at-bats against the righty. If he can manage his quad tightness then there's a good chance he'll play against the Cubs.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce will bat fifth and start in left field Thursday afternoon in St. Louis, Root Sports Pittsburgh reports.

EDGE Analysis

Joyce has two hits (including a double) in five career at-bats against starter Adam Wainwright. The left-handed hitter has seven hits in his last 18 at-bats as a starter, posting a slashing line of .301/.423/.569 in 123 at-bats in 2016.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce started his fourth straight game Saturday, going 0-for-3 with his first stolen base since 2014.

EDGE Analysis

While it's unlikely he starts Sunday against Clayton Kershaw, the left-handed hitter could continue to see more starts if Gregory Polanco (leg) remains out. Joyce has rebounded after a slump and holds a 1.030 OPS in 108 at-bats.

Matt Joyce
LF/RF/DH PIT
2 months ago

Joyce went 3-for-4 with a double, solo homer, two RBI and two runs in Friday's 8-6 victory over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was integral to the Pirates snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak, plating Starling Marte with a fifth-inning single, and then adding an insurance run to a 7-6 lead with a seventh-inning, 360-foot solo shot to right. Joyce has hit safely in five of his last six starts, and has his season line to .305/.434/.619 in a part-time role.