10:56 AM EDT, Thu August 25, 2016

Farm Report: Breaking down Josh Bell’s defense in Indianapolis this season

From the top of the Pirates organization on down, it would be difficult to find, save for maybe Jung Ho Kang or Andrew McCutchen, a player whose defense has been scrutinized this season as closely as Josh Bell’s. “Is he capable of playing first base at the major league level?” is a question asked with greater […]
New batting order continues to pay off in variety of ways

New batting order continues to pay off in variety of ways

Through the four series of its existence, the Pirates’ new top of the lineup and the resting of Andrew McCutchen that preceded it, has paid dividends.

Did the three days matter? (And our podcast)

SAN FRANCISCO – So Andrew McCutchen looks like he’s back. McCutchen believes he is back. “That’s without question, honestly,” said McCutchen after Wednesday’s 6-5 win over the Giants. “I’ve turned something. I don’t know if it’s turning a page or a corner or something. Things are going well for us. Going well for me, too.” […]
Beaver County Times Aug 17, 2016
Pirates sweep Giants with help from Andrew McCutchen's 17th home run

Pirates sweep Giants with help from Andrew McCutchen's 17th home run

Andrew McCutchen had two hits, including a two-run homer, pinch-hitter Matt Joyce had a key two-run single, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a four-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of the freefalling San Francisco Giants with a 6-5…

Mookie Betts has become the new McCutchen

Mookie Betts has become the new McCutchen
Beaver County Times Aug 12, 2016
Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer power Nova and Pirates past Dodgers 5-1

Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer power Nova and Pirates past Dodgers 5-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Nova felt fortunate to be pitching in a big ballpark with Pittsburgh's fielders behind him.
McCutchen, Mercer homer as Pirates pull within one game of wild-card spot

McCutchen, Mercer homer as Pirates pull within one game of wild-card spot

LOS ANGELES — The baseball bounced on top of Dodger Stadium’s outfield wall, barely beyond the reach of the leaping right fielder, and Andrew McCutchen loped around the bases in a slow trot. McCutchen showed shades of his old self in the Pirates’ 5-1 win Friday night. He leaped. He dived. He stole. He had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs to down the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Gaslamp Ball Aug 11, 2016

SD 4, PIT 0: Dealin' and wheelin' and stealin'

The Friars stole a win right under the Pirates' nose. Sometimes Padres games can be fun to watch in August. Today was one of those times. Some no-no flirting and a poppin' offense is a recipe for a good time. Let's break down Jackson's awesome start. He went a full 7 innings, something that hasn't happened to often this season for the San Diego starting rotation. He threw 103 pitches, 64 for strikes. He only walked 3 batters, and racked up 7 strikeouts. He gave up two entire hits: a leadoff single from Jordy Mercer in the 6th and Andrew McCutchen in the 7th, both on 2-strike counts. Watch...
McCutchen challenges notion he’s ‘struggling’

McCutchen challenges notion he’s ‘struggling’

The meeting in the visiting manager’s office at Miller Park added insult to Andrew McCutchen’s already infuriating season. Before the Pirates headed to Atlanta last week, manager Clint Hurdle told McCutchen to sit the next series. It wasn’t a request so much as an order, a distress signal spelled out on the lineup card as the manager tried to right a season sinking steadily deeper.
Beaver County Times Aug 5, 2016

Andrew McCutchen goes hitless in return from three-game 'mental break'

Slumping Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was 0 for 2 with two walks in the Pirates' 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on Friday night after being benched for the previous three games.
Andrew McCutchen returns to Pirates lineup: 'No time to hit the panic button. I'm still me.'

Andrew McCutchen returns to Pirates lineup: 'No time to hit the panic button. I'm still me.'

Andrew McCutchen will return to his regular spot in the Pirates lineup and his regular spot in center field tonight as the Pirates open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. This return to regularity comes on the heels of an irregular weekend in Atlanta when manager Clint Hurdle benched McCutchen in the latest effort to pull the struggling star from his season-long slump.
Braves Journal Aug 4, 2016

Braves 5, Pirates 2

These Pirates just are not good. They’ve been a Wild Card team for each of the past three years and averaged 93 wins a year from 2013-2015, a decisive break from their twenty consecutive losing seasons. But right now they’re 53-53 and the face of the franchise, Andrew McCutchen, has been so lost all year […]

McCutchen and time (and time off) … Locke out of excuses? And our podcast

SOUTH HILLS – So the Pirates broke the glass on perhaps the last remedy with which they think might fix Andrew McCutchen this season: they benched him for the series in Atlanta. McCutchen has perhaps worked too hard on working out of a slump. Maybe extended rest, physical and mental, will help. It’s worth a […]
McCutchen, Liriano struggle again as Brewers sweep Pirates with 4-2 win in series finale

McCutchen, Liriano struggle again as Brewers sweep Pirates with 4-2 win in series finale

MILWAUKEE — Andrew McCutchen fumed as he descended the dugout steps in the sixth inning Sunday. He walked into the tunnel and spiked his batting helmet on the cement floor. The frustration that was building and building within McCutchen has started spilling over. Frustration at striking out in his first three at-bats of a 4-2 loss Sunday. Frustration at what he perceives as an increasingly unfair strike zone. And frustration, too, at being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Beaver County Times Jul 31, 2016
Pirates Stat Corner: Clint Hurdle beating a path between dugout and mound

Pirates Stat Corner: Clint Hurdle beating a path between dugout and mound

The Pirates have needed their relievers to pitch a lot of innings this season, Andrew McCutchen and Jung Ho Kang teamed up for a rare feat, and Adam Frazier's first major league home run was a rare one for him.

Andrew McCutchen Photos