All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Analysis
    Bucs Need to Get Power Bats Rolling

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- All eyes were on slugging first baseman Albert Pujols while he went homerless over his first 27 games to start the 2012 season. While in Pittsburgh, several Pirates have yet to see the ball go out of the ballpark. It's expected for a player like Pujols to go deep...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Racking Up Punchouts

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a pitch to contact staff during the 2011 season. That however, has changed so far in 2012. Out of all of the starters in the majors with three or more starts, the Pirates are the only team who have two that rank in the top 15 in K/9....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Karstens Moving in the Right Direction

    Right-hander Jeff Karstens is continuing to progress back from right shoulder inflammation that caused him to exit his third start of the season on April 17 early, and be placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day. After resting his arm for 10 days, Karstens has started throwing on flat ground....

  • Analysis
    Walker and McCutchen’s Power Outage

    With April 2012 now come and gone, Andrew McCutchen enters May with zero home runs.  This marks the first month in his career that he has not hit at least one home run.  Additionally, McCutchen has no triples and only 6 doubles.  The fewest extra base hits McCutchen has previously ever had in...

  • Analysis
    McCutchen’s Good Bad Season

    I watched the Pirates square off against the Diamondbacks last night with all of the morbid curiosity of viewing an autopsy.  They were going up against Ian Kennedy, he of the 2nd place NL Cy Young finish in 2011 (even though I think he did it last season with smoke and mirrors). ...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Positive McCutchen Can Do This

    He’s been ranked as one of the top center fielders in baseball. And rightfully so. Despite the club struggling with offense to start the 2012 season, Andrew McCutchen has been doing his share. The 25-year-old entered game action on Wednesday with a .333/.405/.394 line in 33 at-bats, with four runs, two doubles, an RBI,...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians’ Defensive Slips Give Columbus A Second Walk-Off Win

    Defensive problems in the bottom of the 12th inning doomed the Indians, and allowed the Columbus Clippers to pick up the walk-off win for the second day in a row. On a chilly night at Huntington Park in Columbus, the Indians and Clippers took a 4-4 tie from the 5th inning until...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Hit Second Straight Walkoff Win Against Phillies

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After walking off to the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10 inning on Saturday night at PNC Park, the club showed their resiliency yet again against the tough Philly team. The Bucs hit up their second straight walkoff win in the bottom of the 9th inning in front of 19,856 on Sunday. Casey McGehee picked up...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Starting Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a .244 batting average during the 2011 season -- .247 average in the 1st half, .241 in the 2nd half. Over the offseason, the Pirates signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year deal, and catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract with an option for 2013. The...

  • Game Recaps
    Morton Progresses in Bucs Loss, Plans to Start Season In Discussion

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 6-4, to the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Wednesday night. Right-hander Charlie Morton made his fourth official start of the spring during Grapefruit League action. Overall, Morton allowed six runs on eight hits with two strikeouts over five innings. Morton threw 75 pitches. "That’s the good side...

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