McCutchen went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Tuesday against the Brewers.
McCutchen got the Phillies on the board quickly, hitting a leadoff home run in the first inning. He followed that up two frames later with his second long ball of the game and fourth of the season. Though he started the season slowly, McCutchen has now gone yard three times in his last three games and has improved his season-long line to a still subpar .191/.311/.360 across 106 plate appearances.
McCutchen is not in the lineup for Monday's game against Milwaukee.
Per Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies are getting McCutchen's eyes checked after he had trouble tracking line drives in recent games. It's possible that could explain his poor start to the season at the plate, as he's hitting just .179/.307/.286, though his 16.0 percent walk rate suggests he's tracking pitches well. It's unclear whether any potential eye issue is related to him sitting Monday or if he's simply getting a day off. Whatever the reason, Matt Joyce will be the left fielder in his absence.
McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Mets.
McCutchen started the scoring Sunday with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning off David Peterson. The veteran doesn't perform as well as he used to, but he still show flashes of excellence. He has two home runs and nine RBI in 101 plate appearances this season.
McCutchen remains on the bench Tuesday against St. Louis, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
McCutchen doesn't appear to be dealing with any injury, so it's possible he's slipping into the short side of a platoon in left field with Brad Miller, who's starting there again Tuesday. It's hard to argue McCutchen deserves everyday at-bats at the moment, as he's hitting just .154/.300/.231 on the year. The breakdown of playing time going forward may not become clear for a few more games.
McCutchen will sit Monday against the Cardinals.
The Phillies are calling this just a routine day off for McCutchen, per Matt Gelb of The Athletic, but it would hardly be a surprise if he finds himself on the bench more often going forward. His 17.5 percent walk rate remains excellent, but that's just about all that's going well for him at the moment, as he's hitting just .154 and slugging .231. The left-handed Brad Miller, who starts in his place Monday, would make for an obvious platoon partner, but the Phillies aren't expected to go in that direction quite yet.
McCutchen will not start Tuesday's game against the Giants.
McCutchen sits for the third time in the Phillies' first 17 games. He's struggled at the plate this season in everything but the walk department, hitting .157/.306/.255. Matt Joyce will start in left field Tuesday.
McCutchen went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run in Friday's win over the Cardinals.
McCutchen took part in a six-run rally in the second frame by bringing two runners across with a single in the inning, and he plated another run with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning. McCutchen has been somewhat inconsistent to begin the season and has hit just .171 with two extra-base hits, five RBI and 11 strikeouts in 12 games.
McCutchen will sit Thursday against the Mets.
McCutchen's 34-year-old legs should see fairly frequent rest this season, and an early afternoon contest seems like the perfect opportunity for that. He's struggled at the plate thus far, hitting .139/.279/.278 in 43 plate appearances. Matt Joyce will take over in left field in his absence.
McCutchen is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.
The 34-year-old went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts during the matinee, though he did score a run. He'll take a seat for the nightcap while Matt Joyce starts in left field and bats leadoff.
McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two total runs scored Saturday in a loss to the Braves.
McCutchen entered the contest with only one extra-base hit to his name for the season before doubling that number with a 444-foot shot to left field in the fifth inning. The long ball pushed the veteran outfielder's batting average back over the Mendoza Line to .208. He also doubled his RBI total to two for the campaign.
McCutchen is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
McCutchen started each of the first four games of the season, going just 2-for-12 at the plate but walking five times. Matt Joyce will make his first start of the season in his absence.
McCutchen went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and two runs scored in Saturday's game against the Tigers.
The strong showing means the veteran outfielder has now gone 6-for-18 with three extra-base hits through seven Grapefruit League games. Entering the season healthy is what's most important for the former MVP, who posted a career-low 103 wRC+ last season in his first year back from a torn ACL. Any boost he gets from a healthy offseason could be offset by the effects of aging for the 34-year-old, though he should still be a respectable cross-category contributor this season unless age hits particularly hard.
McCutchen went 4-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and three runs scored Saturday against the Rays but the Phillies still lost, 4-3.
McCutchen led the way offensively for the Phillies, as he put up a four-hit night that was highlighted by a fifth-inning solo home run to left. The 33-year-old is hitting .258/.329/.441 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 56 games, as he's had a nice bounceback season after suffering a torn ACL in June of 2019.
McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles and two additional runs scored during 12-3 win over the Nationals.
The veteran outfielder didn't have any opportunities with runners in scoring position despite the Phillies posting 14 hits, but he set the table as the leadoff man. McCutchen has a .250/.325/.422 slash line with nine homers, 29 runs, 33 RBI and four stolen bases in 54 games
McCutchen isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.
McCutchen will retreat to the bench for Monday's series opener in Washington after going 2-for-18 over the past five games. Adam Haseley will take over in left field.
McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during an 8-7 win over the Blue Jays in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
After going 0-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and his fourth stolen base of the year in the matinee, McCutchen took Ross Stripling deep in the third inning of the nightcap for his eighth homer. The veteran outfielder is struggling to make consistent contact right now, going 4-for-29 (.138) with 10 strikeouts over his last eight games, but he's still finding ways to contribute.
McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Marlins.
McCutchen led the game off with a homer off Pablo Lopez, but it wound up being the only blood the Phillies would draw off the right-hander. The long ball was the outfielder's seventh of the season and it also gave him his 29th RBI.
McCutchen went a combined 5-for-8 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI during Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Getting the start in left field and hitting leadoff in both contests, McCutchen spurred the Phillies to an 11-0 win in the matinee, although his efforts weren't as successful in the nightcap, as the Marlins rallied for a 5-3 victory. The veteran outfielder is slashing .263/.319/.421 with six homers, three steals, 22 runs and 28 RBI over 40 games this year.
McCutchen is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McCutchen started Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts. Kyle Garlick will take over in left field for the Phillies in the nightcap.
McCutchen is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals.
He has been swinging a hot bat, slashing .333/.362/.644 with four home runs, two steals and just three strikeouts over his last 10 games. Jay Bruce is starting in left field while J.T. Realmuto gets the start at designated hitter.
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