Andrew McCutchen hit two homers today against the Tigers.
A month into the 2012 season, all eyes were on Andrew McCutchen and the fact that he had not yet gone deep for a home run. Game after game, McCutchen continued to pick up hits, doubles, swiping bases, but his lack of long ball power started to raise some concern outside the clubhouse.
"As far as power, power comes and power goes," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said in early May. "I’m encouraged that Andrew is not out there swinging like he was in the second half of the season [last year]. Home runs will come. Especially if you’re a guy that’s hitting one every 30 at-bats anyway, what’s the big deal? He hasn’t even had 100 at-bats, so how many is he really short?"
It took McCutchen 95 at-bats before he connected for his first...
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