All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

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    Game 10 Recap: Lack of Control Costly

    Two 1st inning walks from McDonald helped put the Pirates in an early four run hole. There have been a couple of warning signs about the Pirates early season success in pitching. A lack of strikeouts and a plethora of free passes would top the list when doing a quick breeze through...

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    Early 2012 Super Two Estimates

    According to CAA Sports, an agency that represents numerous athletes across all sports, including Jason Bay, Dan Haren, and Ryan Zimmerman for baseball, the early estimates for the 2012 Super Two class is two years, 146 days.  That number is based on their own internal analysis, and isn't an official number, as...

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    Game 7 Recap: Rogers Wrecks Home Opener

    Walker's first inning miscue led to an early deficit Great weather (61 degrees). Nice crowd (second largest in PNC history). Home for the first time after a successful road trip to start the season. A fitting tribute to Chuck Tanner before the game. Everything went according to plan except someone silenced the...

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    Game 6 Recap: Correia Sharp as Bucs Best Birds

    Correia is 2-0 after another strong outing This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations. The Pirates starter and winner on Opening Day made his second outstanding start of the year. Correia limited St. Louis to...

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    Game 4 Recap: Bucs Bunch Runs and Hold On

    Morton had a great outing in his 2011 debut, allowing one run in six innings. 79 wins and counting to reach a season above .500 for the first time since before I even began dating my wife of 16 years. I don't blame her for the dry spell. Though sometimes I wonder...

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    Game 1 Recap: McCutchen and Walker Power Pirates to Win

    Walker had a big day at the plate, leading the Pirates to a 6-3 win. If there is one trend the Pittsburgh Pirates have had over the years, it's that they haven't capitalized when the opposing pitcher is on the ropes.  Today, with the Chicago Cubs leading 2-0, and Ryan Dempster struggling...

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    Will a Starter Emerge From Indy’s Outfield?

    Lambo is one of three outfielders in Indianapolis who will be competing for the third outfield spot in the majors. Two of the three outfield spots in Pittsburgh look promising for the long term, with Andrew McCutchen under control through the 2015 season, and Jose Tabata under control through the 2016 season....

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    Historical Context For The Big Four

    The future (Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates) In the second half of the 2010 season, the Pirates offense was paced by Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez. The success of these young players was encouraging for a franchise mired in a hopeless multi-decade stretch of losing baseball. Walker is the...

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    Injury Updates: McCutchen, McDonald, Doumit, Bowker

    Jenifer Langosch has some injury updates from Spring Training... McCutchen is back in the lineup today. -Andrew McCutchen, who left yesterday's game with a sore wrist, is back in the lineup today. -James McDonald, who also left yesterday's game, isn't sure when he will be able to do light work.  McDonald left...

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    James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen Both Hurt

    McCutchen left today's game with a left wrist injury. James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen both left today's Spring Training game against the Tampa Bay Rays with injuries. McDonald left the game today in the third inning.  Rob Biertempfel reports that he walked off holding his left side and back, and might have...

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