All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McCutchen, Walker Power Bucs to Strong First Half Finish

    PITTSBURGH, PA — When Andrew McCutchen steps to the plate, more often than not, he does something special. In the final game before the All-Star break, McCutchen put on a display of why he’s worthy of National League MVP conversations. After Neil Walker doubled off San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum with one-out in the...

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    Andrew McCutchen Calls On Old Coach For Home Run Derby

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- When Andrew McCutchen was playing High School in Fort Meade, Florida, he used to joke around with his coach that one day he would be in the Home Run Derby. Little did he know that it would come true in just his fourth season in the big leagues. McCutchen...

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    Pirates Notebook: McCutchen Won’t Repeat Second Half Slump

    Andrew McCutchen had learned a lot from his second half struggles last year with the Pirates. After hitting .291 heading into the All-Star break, the club fell out of first place and McCutchen tried to do too much at the plate. He hit just .216 in the second half of the season....

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    Andrew McCutchen Putting Up MVP Numbers

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- In front of our very own eyes, Pittsburgh fans are seeing an All-Star develop into a superstar. Andrew McCutchen can do it all. He showcased his unbelievable talent against the San Francisco Giants on Friday picking up three hits and driving in a pair of runs. "He very well could be,"...

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    Pirates Notebook: Perhaps This Year IS Different

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Drew Sutton hasn’t been wearing Black and Yellow for very long, but he had quite the moment on Tuesday night. After Joel Hanrahan blew just his third save of the season to the Houston Astros on a two out, two-strike RBI double, the game went to the bottom of...

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    Pirates Notebook: The New Lumber Company?

    PITTSBURGH, PA — The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t out to make a statement. Whether people believe this team can contend in the National League Central this season or not, they are focused on each individual game, one day at a time. But how this team has been battling all season long has started...

  • Analysis
    Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player of the Month

    Andrew McCutchen, who was named to his second straight All-Star game on Sunday, was named the National League Player of the Month for June on Monday. McCutchen had a huge month for Pittsburgh. The outfielder hit for a .370 average over 27 games -- the third-highest batting average in the Majors and...

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    McCutchen, Hanrahan Named to National League All-Star Team

    All-Star selections were announced this afternoon and the Pittsburgh Pirates will have outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan representing the Steel City. McCutchen, 25, enters game action today with 15 home runs, 51 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Despite being the only player in Major League Baseball with at least 15 homers, 50 RBI...

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    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Have One of the Best Offenses in June

    The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has exploded in the month of June. In the club’s 14-5 pounding over the third-place St. Louis Cardinals, they connected for a season-high 19 hits. The 14 runs driven in pushed the Pirates total in June to 139 — the most runs scored this month by any team...

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    Andrew McCutchen Looking Like One of the Best in the Game

    After blasting his 14th home run of the season on Wednesday, Andrew McCutchen continues to impress in 2012, while putting his name in conversations among the best center fielders in the game right now. "Just not trying to do too much, staying within myself," McCutchen said of his approach. "Just swinging at pitches and...

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