Pittsburgh Pirate rookie Andrew McCutchen scored the first run, drove in the second run, and then had the game winning walk off hit in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Bucs to a 3-2 victory. “Every time I came up to bat it was a key situation, and I was able to come through,” McCutchen said after he was mobbed by his teammates.
30,000 plus witnessed the excitement. It was just another impressive performance by the Pirate outfielder. 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and two RBI. He now has 18 RBI as the catalyst in the leadoff spot. He is slugging .516. The OPS? An impressive .888. Perhaps his best stat is with RISP he is hitting .421 with 14RBI.
The kid is All-Star worthy.
His at-bat in the seventh was remarkable. Cy-Young winner Cliff Lee and the tribe were leading 2-1. The bases were loaded. Cutch fell behind 0-2. He battled back and earned a walk. And the game was tied.
”A great at bat,” John Russell said.
Then the clutch walk off single in the ninth gave him his sixth RBI of the series. “We’re not surprised but, still, give him credit: He had some large shoes to fill,” Matt Capps said, ”With how a lot of us in here felt about that, Cutch still came in here and did his thing.”
Now do your thing, get this kid on the field in St. Louis.