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Congrats to Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan who are headed to the #ASG in KC to play for the #NL!
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 1, 2012
Major League Baseball announced the rosters for the All-Star Game, which will be held in Kansas City on July 10th. CF Andrew McCutchen and closer Joel Hanrahan will represent the Pirates.
McCutchen is among the NL leaders in just about every offensive category: .336 BA (5th), 15 HR (7th), 51 RBI (6th), 14 SB (9th), .993 OPS (6th). He’s a candidate for the league MVP, so his presence at the ASG was pretty much a given. It will be his 2nd appearance (’11) in the mid-summer classic.
Hanrahan joins McCutchen with his 2nd appearance (’11) in the ASG as well. Hanrahan’s 20 saves ranks 3rd among NL relievers and has converted a save in all but two of his opportunities. In 30 innings, he has a 2.10 ERA with a 35:15 K:BB ratio.
There are a few snubs that people will bring up as a strong case could be made that both James McDonald (7-3, 2.44 ...
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Andrew McCutchen has been named the NL Player of the Month for June!
He ended the month with an on-base percentage of .420, a slugging percentage of .676, and a batting average of .360. And according to the Pirates Facebook page he ended the month 2nd in RBIs, 3rd in batting average, tied for third in homeruns with 7, and 7th in slugging and on-base percentage.
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Andrew McCutchen has been named to the National League All-Star team for the second year in a row. He is sporting a batting average of .346 and ranks in the top 10 for home runs and RBIs. Not to be outdone, Closer Joel Hanrahan has also been named to the NL team for the second year in a row. He currently has a 2.10 ERA with a record of 3-0 and 20 saves.
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Other than a briefly-terrifying (but apparently not serious) injury to Andrew McCutchen, today’s game was pretty darn awesome. The Bucs got a big blast early on, a solid pitching effort, and a series win in St. Louis…with a chance to sweep tomorrow afternoon.
The game started out with two quick outs, but McCutchen and Garrett Jones singled to keep the inning alive. Neil Walker...
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who was named to the 2012 N.L. All-Star squad on
Sunday, has been voted the National League Player of the Month for June.
The rosters for next week’s All-Star game have been released, and two Pirates are on the list. That’s one more than we usually see before any replacements start coming in — but not not quite as many as we were hoping for this season.
Andrew McCutchen was a lock to make it. It’s pretty sad that he only finished 7th among NL outfielders in fan votes, but I’d have to think...
The Pittsburgh Pirates return home from a successful trip hoping two of their key players will be back on the field.
It's uncertain if All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Pedro Alvarez will be in the lineup Monday night when the Pirates try to hand the struggling Houston Astros a season-high seventh straight road loss.
One day after spraining his wrist...
Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the first inning off suddenly scuffling 10-game winner Lance Lynn and Andrew McCutchen had two hits before leaving with a sore left wrist, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Saturday for their fourth victory in a row.
Jeff Karstens (1-2) thrived in sweltering heat, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts in seven strong...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the first inning off suddenly scuffling 10-game winner Lance Lynn and Andrew McCutchen had two hits before leaving with a sore left wrist, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Saturday for their fourth victory in a row.
Jeff Karstens (1-2) thrived in sweltering heat, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts...
What a fun game to watch. In honor of John Wehner’s birthday, the Pirates pounded out nineteen hits and scored 14 runs. Kevin Correia’s start wasn’t great, but it was all the Buccos needed. The scoring started early with a 1st inning 2-run single from Neil Walker. Andrew McCutchen was just a triple short of [...]