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2017 Schedule
22-27, 5th in NL Cent
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Walker hits 2 long balls in return to Pittsburgh (0:46)
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Polanco's connection to home remains strong (4:57)

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Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen is batting sixth on Friday vs. the Mets. It's the first time in his career that he's hit any lower than cleanup. The veteran has just 11 hits in his last 70 at-bats, dropping his batting average to .203.

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Jacob deGrom is 0-2 in his career against the Pirates. The only other NL team he has yet to win a game against is the Dodgers (also 0-2). It's tied for the most losses without a win vs any team in his career.

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Peeing your pants is cool if you're Andrew McCutchen. The Pirates OF was a bit excited about the Penguins winning in 2OT to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Weekly Watch: What's Next For McCutchen?

Buster Olney examines if, in light of his recent struggles and benching, the Pirates will be able to find a trade partner in their attempt to move Andrew McCutchen.

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The Pirates have activated OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day DL, but he is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Atlanta. Neither is OF Andrew McCutchen, whose batting average (.203) has been creeping dangerously close to the Mendoza line.

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Inside Heat: Biertempfel On McCutchen's Future

Buster Olney talks to Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Andrew McCutchen's benching, the club's approach with the former MVP and more.

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Elias notes that the Pirates are 3rd team in the Expansion Era to back-to-back-to-back HR in extra innings. They join the Royals (May 31, 2002) who did it against the Rangers and Twins (May 2, 1964) who did it against the Kansas City Athletics.

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Stargell family incensed items being auctioned

The family of Pirates Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award.

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BBTN: Kershaw The GOAT? Cubs' Mojo Returns, Cutch's Doesn't

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss Clayton Kershaw's credentials as the greatest pitcher of all time, the return of the Cubs' mojo, Andrew McCutchen's decline and more. Plus, conversations with Orioles C Welington Castillo, Brewers reporter Tom Haudricourt and the debut of "The Sterling Game."

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Through 20 games at Atlanta's new ballpark, no home run has been shorter than Jordy Mercer's 345-footer on Tuesday, the second-shortest of any MLB homer on the day. That said, it would have gotten out in all but four big league parks.

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After 3 hour rain delay, Adams lifts Braves over Pirates

Matt Adams singled in the winning run with about 200 fans left in the stands for the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 early Wednesday morning in a game delayed over three hours by rain.

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Revisiting preseason questions: Pirates

In mid-February, we wondered if Andrew McCutchen could regain his old form. So far, the results have been underwhelming, to say the least.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs196Tied-24th
Batting Average.23527th
On Base Percentage.31520th
Slugging Percentage.37527th
Earned Run Average4.2217th
Quality Starts24Tied-8th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.26827th

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