Aug 11, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A rubber duck sits on the hat of Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) after the Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers in an interleague game at PNC Park. The Pirates won 11-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew McCutchen Stirs Pittsburgh Pirates Drink

Andrew McCutchen fractured his rib a couple weeks ago. Tonight, Andrew McCutchen killed a Toyota Highlander with a towering solo home run.  Yeah, Pittsburgh soak in what Andrew McCutchen is doing, unfortunately, this won’t last forever.

It’s funny, we used to write about the reigning National League MVP all the time.  I asked myself tonight as I was listening to that guy from Major League call this glorious ball game…., why isn’t Cutch written about every other night?    Good question huh?

But anyway, yes, I diverted from #TNDP, and dialed up the Milwaukee Brewers network on Sirius/XM radio.

Just look what happened!

Aan 8-3 Pirates victory behind a big 3-for-5 night by Josh Harrison and the National League MVP kept crushing baseballs.   The Bucs centerfielder kept getting on base early and then slugged a bomb off a Toyota Highlander in right centerfielder at Miller Park.  It was McCutchen’s first homer since the end of July, but more importantly, he lead his team like we thought Andrew McCutchen would.  

The House of Horrors curse is fixed.

It was funny listening to the Milwaukee broadcast crew talk about Cutch  as he strutted to the plate in the first inning.

He will never tell anyone that he isn’t one hundred percent.

Again, the Hall of Famer gave up the respect for McCutchen when he came up the second time.

He will never tell anyone that he isn’t one hundred percent……

And then just again before he crushed a Toyota Highlander.  [watch the video]

He will never tell anyone….this ball is back…… and it’s trouble….

Let’s not kid ourselves.  Andrew McCutchen is not one hundred percent.  But who is in Major League baseball right now?

Aug 2, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) reacts after getting hit with a pitch in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

But just ask that Toyota dealer how they feel about Cutch’s impact on the Highlander.  Everyone knows that Andrew McCutchen has always carried the Pittsburgh Pirates.   We could bore you with all of the numbers that McCutchen brings to this 2014 Pirates pennant chase.  You know what they are.  It’s silly how good he is at baseball.

But to think that less than three weeks ago he had a fractured rib.  Can you imagine if you fractured a rib while swinging a bat?  I know that I would still be laying in the batters box.  Probably screaming for maternity leave.

The Bucs are back.  Thanks MVP.

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