Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 5 with his 23rd homer Friday against the Reds. The dinger was his first since Sept. 10 and the RBI was his first in 12 games. Cutch finished September with an unusual .237/.405/.340 slash line as opponents pitched around the center fielder. It's possible Pittsburgh rests him Sunday if the team clinches home field advantage for the Wild Card on Saturday.
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has four hits in his last 25 at-bats and has walked 16 times in his last nine games. Opponents are pitching more carefully than ever to McCutchen, who has only two RBI in his last 13 games. He did steal his fourth base in 14 contests Monday after totaling seven steals during the first five-plus months of 2015.
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 1 for 1 with a career-tying four walks Sunday against the Dodgers. The perennial MVP candidate has recorded 95 RBI (one fewer than his career high), giving him a good shot at reaching the 100-RBI mark. He also has stolen two bases in his last six starts and needs one more to reach double digits.
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was held out of the lineup Thursday against the Cubs. The star center fielder's average dipped below .300 after he struck out four times in Wednesday's game. A game that bad for a player of McCutchen's caliber is pretty rare, so manager Clint Hurdle obviously felt he needed to give him the day off.
Pirates slugger Andrew McCutchen is ready to roll Friday for the opener of a critical series in St. Louis. He is in his familar third spot in the lineup. McCutchen has been dealing with a nagging knee ailment, but it hasn't been evident by his performance at the plate. He has slammed two hits in nine of his last 15 games.