Andrew McCutchen thanked God repeatedly on MLB Network that he finally got a hit.
It sure was a big one too. McCutchen walked off the Milwaukee Brewers and shortly afterward reached his custom batting gloves to his dreadlocks, pulled them back, raised his arms and took a whipped creme pie to the face from Pirates ace A.J. Burnett.
Here is the GIF from @corkgaines
The Cutch solo bome in the botttom of the 12th gave the Buccos a 4-3 win. It was just the 26th victory against the Brew Crew since 2007, but it was hard to imagine a sweeter victory.
The Pirates repeatedly left runners on base, runners in scoring position, but the team kept battling back to get the win. The Buccos somehow went 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position, but thanks to the Cutch heroics, still maanged the victory.
Pittsburgh has now won four of its’ last five games.
The pitching staff deserves a big round of applause starting with Jeff Locke and finishing with Vin Mazzaro who pitched two scoreless innings for the Shark Tank. Southpaw Jeff Locke punched out six Brewers and gave up three runs on seven hits. Locke continues to deal for the Bucs pitching staff and has made five nice starts this season.
#RussellMuscle had two well hit doubles and drove in a run.
The Bucs trailed by a run in the eighth inning, but were able to scratch out a run to tie the game at three. John Axford allowed a leadoff single to Neil Walker, and after Pedro Alvarez whiffed, Russell Martin torched a double down the left field line. Walker was waved by third base coach Rick Sofield and a flyer had no chance of getting the Pittsburgh Kid.
It was a crucial play and set up the Cutch heroics.
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