All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: How Much Would a McCutchen Extension Cost This Year?

    During the opening weeks of Spring Training, the Pittsburgh Pirates made one of the best moves, if not the best move, we've seen from this management group. I'm not talking about the deal that brought A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh in the first week of camp. I'm talking about the extension given to...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Extra Time Pays Off For Bedard; McCutchen and Walker Stay Hot

    When Manager Clint Hurdle had the opportunity to shuffle the rotation for the second half of the season, he decided to use it to his advantage. Heading into the All-Star break, Erik Bedard was struggling on the mound. Over his last five starts, he allowed 21 runs over 23.2 innings. After his...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Can’t Pull Off Comeback Win; McCutchen Wins Two Awards

    The Pirates have been able to pull off the comeback win 24 times this season. It’s been kind of the theme for the 2012 Bucs, battling back. Last year, the team was only able to pull off 36 over the entire season. So when Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate after enduring a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Sloppy Play Leads to Loss; Tabata Struggling in Triple-A

    All it took was one bad inning from the Pittsburgh Pirates to see the club lose the series in Milwaukee and fall a 1/2 game back in the National League Central. A.J. Burnett was cruising along in his 16th start of the season for Pittsburgh. The right-hander was impressive through a few...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Walker Heats Up in July; Why Pitch to McCutchen?

    Just like the months in the summer heat up, so does Neil Walker at the plate. After hitting .278 in April and .238 in the month of May, Walker’s bat has started to become red hot in July. “I feel good at the plate,” Walker said. “And I’m happy about that. July...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Struggles Against Milwaukee, Presley Set For Rehab Assignment

    Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle shuffled the rotation for the second half of the season and gave the first start to James McDonald. And based on his impressive season, the right-hander deserved it. McDonald entered the All-Star break ranked third in the National League in ERA (2.37) and second in batting average against (.196)....

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates in the All-Star Game

    On the eve of the 2012 All-Star game in Kansas City, where the Pirates will be represented by Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan, each making their second appearance, I decided to take a look back at how some of the team’s All-Star players have done in the mid-season classic. I consider Honus...

  • Analysis
    An Andrew McCutchen Triple: One of Baseball’s Greatest Joys

    On Friday night, I made my way down to PNC Park to take in a Pirates game with some family and friends. Barry Zito was on the hill for the opposing Giants, and I salivated before the game at the thought of seeing Andrew McCutchen face him. McCutchen has been scorching hot,...

  • 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...

  • Analysis
    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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