In Sunday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers, Andrew McCutchen was ejected from a game for the first time in his career. After being called out on the strikes in the seventh inning, McCutchen threw his bat in frustration while arguing the call with home-plate umpire Chris Conroy.
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A few weeks ago, when the Pirates got swept by the Cardinals, while also losing Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano to the DL the same weekend, I noted that the Pirates might have to be a seller this summer, as their playoff odds has dropped down to 14%, and it was looking like this might not be their season. Well, in the two weeks since I wrote that post, their playoff odds have continued...
It seems as if the Andrew McCutchen “will he, won’t he be traded,” saga has been going on for a few weeks now. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has said that his team has no intentions of trading away the face of their franchise despite the team’s recent struggles and the superstar’s season-long uncharacteristic play. There is no denying, however, that a contingent...
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Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was ejected during the seventh inning of the Pirates' game against the Dodgers at PNC Park on Sunday night for arguing a called third strike.
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PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen did not give a very juicy answer to a question that had never been asked of him before during his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates: Do you pay attention to speculation about your future in Pittsburgh? It would have been unfathomable to even think of the question until recent weeks, as McCutchen had long been the face of the franchise and a...
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Jeff Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night. McCutchen had a solo shot in the fourth inning for the game's first hit and then a three-run shot to start a five-run sixth that increased the Pirates' lead to 6-0. McCutchen raised his season total to...
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PITTSBURGH – Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs and drove in four runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they handed the Dodgers a second consecutive defeat, 6-1, Saturday night at PNC Park. When the Dodgers came to town, they had won a season-high six...
The Los Angeles Dodgers looked to rebound from having their six-game winning streak snapped, which coupled with a San...
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It’s easy to consider over- and underachieving players in isolation. It’s only a little bit harder to put them in context. Below is some context. I exported a spreadsheet of every qualified position player on the season. Then I exported a spreadsheet of all our preseason projections, and I compared the two, looking at actual vs. projected WAR over however many trips to the plate...
When fans think of the resurgence of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they should think of their star center fielder, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen has become one of the game's elite players and has the trophy case to prove it. The five-time All-Star has added four Silver Sluggers, a Gold Glove and the 2013 NL MVP to his mantle, all the while displaying one of baseball's most iconic smiles...
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