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Pirates outfielder has come back from failure

Pirates outfielder has come back from failure

When David Freese attempts to compare 2015 Matt Joyce, his teammate in Los Angeles, with 2016 Matt Joyce, his teammate in Pittsburgh, Freese sees two distinctly different players. The Angels met the new Joyce last weekend when he pounded left-hander Greg Mahle’s fastball to straightaway center field at PNC Park for his 99th career home run.
Braves Journal Jun 9, 2016

Flying Julio’s 4, Pads 2

Good Julio showed up to bust the streak. After losing six straight, this game was really about a dominant pitching performance by Julio Teheran. He pitched eight innings for the first time this year, giving up two runs and collecting eight strikeouts. The problem for Julio at this point have been the gopher balls. In […]
Halos Heaven Jun 6, 2016

MondoLinks: Angels force Pirates off the plank

The Halos blew through Pittsburgh, where the Pirates were lucky to not get swept. Now they land in New York, where the Yankees are always accommodating. I was all ready to totally go off on the disgusting thing that is Matt Joyce. Here is a guy who we paid, we rooted for, we depended on. And he sucked donkey balls.And all we needed was one more win to get into the playoffs. With that small margin of error we can point to a zillion small things that could have made a difference. Or we could point to the one giant thing, which would be the human dumpster fire that was Matt Joyce 2015. And...

Watson roughed up again as Pirates lose to Angels, 5-4

The Pirates’ defense did what it could with balls that remained in the field of play. Matt Joyce made a diving catch. Starling Marte’s full-extension dive in center preserved a one-run lead. Jordy Mercer made a blind over-the-shoulder catch in shallow left-center field.
Halos Heaven Jun 4, 2016

Angels outhit the Pirates but lose because Matt Joyce wanted it that way

Joyce rubbed salt in the would with his 3-run homer in a 1 run loss by the Angels Angels 7 Pirates 8 Jhoulus Chacin stepped in for an "ill" Nick Tropeano today after a late announcement on Friday night.  Turns out that Nick Tropeano would be the latest causality in what may be the more bad luck season for the Angels in the history of the team.  How you survive a season with a sub-par team is one thing.  How you survive it when your 5th pitcher has gone on the DL is whole other story.  It's actually quite surprising the Angels aren't 10-15 games back in the AL West right now. Chacin...
Beaver County Times Jun 4, 2016
Polanco, Joyce homers highlight Pirates 8-7 win over Angels

Polanco, Joyce homers highlight Pirates 8-7 win over Angels

The Pirates stopped a four game losing streak, thanks to a five-run seventh inning. The key hits in the inning were home runs by Gregory Polanco and Matt Joyce.

VIDEO: Matt Joyce homers against his former team

As an Angel last season, Matt Joyce batted .174 in 93 games with five home runs. Joyce's struggles created a black hole in left field that the Angels never truly filed and is one of the reasons the Angels fell short of the postseason. Last season...
Final: Angels burned by former teammate Matt Joyce in loss to Pirates

Final: Angels burned by former teammate Matt Joyce in loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH – The Angels’ 8-7 loss the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday included one particularly painful moment. Matt Joyce, who suffered through a .174 average with the Angels last season, continued his bounceback with a three-run homer against...

Joyce's pinch-hit homer makes difference in Pirates' 8-7 victory against Angels

In 2015, while with the Los Angeles Angels, Matt Joyce hit .174. His on-base percentage was .272, his slugging percentage .291. Needing some fixes entering free agency, Joyce shipped off to the Dominican Winter League, hoping to find his swing.
Matt Joyce revives career with Pirates after nightmare with Angels

Matt Joyce revives career with Pirates after nightmare with Angels

PITTSBURGH – Matt Joyce is capitalizing on the second chance he wasn’t sure he’d get. Joyce admitted on Friday that his .174 average last season with the Angels caused him to wonder if his major league career might be over. “Yeah, of course I...

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