The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 10:09:28 EDTTue, 22 Jul 2014 10:09:28 EDT stymie Pirates - Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTMercer shows progress - The Pittsburgh Pirates handed Jordy Mercer the starting shortstop job this season. In April, that looked like a huge mistake. Mercer was even more of an automatic out than his predecessor, Clint Barmes, batting just .167 with a .Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTBucs inch closer to first place - Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTTrades not worrying Bucs' GM - General manager Neal Huntington continues to look for trades, but insists the Pittsburgh Pirates will be fine if he doesn't find one.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTMercer's double lifts Bucs in 11th - Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday nigh.Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT