Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 1 Hr
Harrison is batting .167 (6-for-30) in his last seven games.
Manager Clint Hurdle recently committed to Harrison as the Bucs' primary third baseman for the rest of 2014, calling him the team's "top option" at third base. He's expanded the strike zone in recent days, likely in an effort to help Pittsburgh halt a seven-game losing streak (which ended Wednesday). Harrison ranks sixth in the NL with a .304 batting average, but every time he slumps fantasy owners might wonder if his hot run is over. With Andrew McCutchen back, Harrison won't feel the pressure of carrying the team's offense.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 4 Days
Manager Clint Hurdle said that Harrison was fine after the infielder/outfielder slid awkwardly into second base Sunday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Harrison has dealt with injuries to his left ankle throughout 2014, so there's still a chance he's not yet out of the woods. He started at shortstop over the weekend, going 2-for-5 with a run scored in an extra-inning loss Sunday.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 6 Days
Harrison had a rough night Friday, going 0-for-5 and popping out to end the game with the tying run on third base.
Harrison has fallen back to earth since his 13-game hitting streak, batting just .200 (5-for-25) over his last six games. He's still got a strong .308/.346/.496 line on the season though, and should remain a fixture on top of the Pirates' lineup as they chase a postseason berth.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 12 Days
Harrison (ankle, hand) will bat leadoff and start in left field Saturday against the Padres.
His status for Saturday was questionable, given that he suffered ankle and hand injuries Friday night. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the hot-hitting Harrison will give it a go against San Diego on Saturday.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 13 Days
Harrison (ankle, hand) said his ankle "stiffened up" on him later in Friday's game after he injured it in the fifth inning. "Toward the last inning the ankle stiffened up, the adrenaline wore down a little bit, but it's all right," Harrison said in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I was able to finish the game, which is a good thing."
Harrison was also seen nursing his left hand in the dugout following the same sequence of events during which he rolled his left ankle. He missed a bit of time in mid-June with a similar ankle problem, so it wouldn't be surprising to the see the Bucs play it safe with him and rest him Saturday. On the other hand, the depleted Pirates might find it tough to rest a player hitting .500 (15-for-30) thus far in August.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 13 Days
Harrison, who went 3-for-3 with a run scored in the Pirates' win on Friday night, while have his ankle checked out, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The early indications here point to the ailment being a minor one for Harrison, who played all nine innings Friday night while pushing his season line to .314/.351/.509 with the multi-hit performance.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 14 Days
Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
The three-hit game helped him extend his hitting streak to 10 games now. During the streak, Harrison has gone 20-for-44 with six doubles, one triple, five home runs, three stolen bases, 14 runs scored, and seven RBI. His OPS has climbed from .777 to .849 during the streak.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 22 Days
Josh Harrison homered in his third consecutive game, helping the Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday.
He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Harrison is smoking hot, going 7-for-12 with three homers and four RBI in his last three games. Keep riding the wave while Harrison is surfing, but you never know when he'll be washed ashore. For instance, Harrison was 5-for-27 in his previous eight games prior to his last three.
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 23 Days
Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.
Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field).
Josh Harrison 2B/SS.. PIT 25 Days
Josh Harrison had a monster day on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Rockies.
Harrison was 5-for-27 since the All-Star break before Sunday's outburst. He's now hitting .294/.330/.447 with six homers and 13 stolen bases overall. He'll continue to find his way into the Pirates lineup on an everyday basis going forward.