All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Analysis
    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...

  • Analysis
    GIF: Lincoln shuts it down; McCutchen knows you’re impressed

    On Wednesday night, the Pirates were in danger of blowing an 8-2 lead. With things getting out of hand in the seventh inning, Brad Lincoln entered the game. Three runs had already scored in the inning, the Pirates led by just a run and there were still two runners on base with...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Snap Losing Streak With 11 Runs

    The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped their three game streak on Wednesday after pounding out season highs in hits (14) and runs (11) en route to beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-7 at Citizens Bank Park. It was their first win in Philly this season and just their sixth over their last 26 games played...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Two-Out Hits Hurt Bedard

    After starting the first two months of the season off well, Erik Bedard has struggled in the month of June. Over five starts in each of April and May, Bedard posted a 2.48 and 3.91 ERA, respectively. However, after giving up four runs in the Pirates 5-4 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday,...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Did Lincoln Earn Himself Another Start?

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Brad Lincoln used his four days off between starts in order to focus on several things — fastball command, keeping his front side closed, and not allowing damage with two outs. “Just don’t try to change anything,” Lincoln said. “Don’t try and be something that you’re not. Don’t try and...

  • Analysis
    McCutchen & His Value To The Team

    Discussing MVP votes in late June is a rather pointless exercise.  Players fade late in the season or get injured or just not perform as well.  But it's not too early to at least put a working list together and show how valuable a player like Andrew McCutchen is to his team.  After...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound. McDonald continues to knock down different challenges this season. On Thursday night at PNC Park McDonald threw his first Major League complete game in the Pirates 9-1 series...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Continues to Dominate; Offense Is All McCutchen

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The A.J. Burnett that Pittsburgh has seen so far in 2012 has been impressive to watch. Not only is he making a difference while on the mound, but he’s also making a difference in the clubhouse. The Bucs wear “Prepare for Domination” cut off t-shirts that have the No....

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates Run Scored: A Milestone Number

    When Andrew McCutchen homered last Sunday in the top of the fifth inning against the Brewers, it scored James McDonald, with what turned out to be the 88,888th run in franchise history. Just five other teams have reached that mark, led by the Cubs franchise, which began six years prior to the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Struggles in Second Spot Start

    With Charlie Morton on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, Brad Lincoln had the opportunity on Wednesday to make a spot start for Pittsburgh. Since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, the right-hander has been used primarily in the bullpen, where he’s thrived. Lincoln made one spot start for the Pirates three...

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