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McCutch going clutch in extras….walk off
My friend asks me on Google Talk today where I was valuing Andrew McCucthen. Now, walk off home runs aren’t a category in any fantasy league I know, but if they were, you’d be happy with Cutch tonight. This was your basic late inning relief no out walk off home run. On a 2-2 count, Cutch took Fiers over the right center field wall.
No need to even tally this one up. We can just look in on the post game celebration. The Pirates are hanging in there so far. Can they keep it up, or will they suffer a similar late season collapse.
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LANDSCAPE - Dan Plesac
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TEARS INJURE GUY - Jerry Augustine
YUCKY BARITONE TUNES - Yuniesky Betancourt
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Signed to a minor league deal in April...
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The Brewers did whatever they wanted to on the base paths with Michael McKenry behind the plate on Monday. Photo Credit: David Hague
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