CUTCH!

cutch walk off.jpgTell me that isn’t the sweetest walk off arrival at home plate ever. I got goosebumps when I saw it. I smiled, laughed, and just through my hands in the air. Doing his best Nike Jumpman impression Andrew was airborne leaping into the dogpile that was awaiting him.

Jumpman_logo.jpg Air Jordan should be Air McCutchen. This dude’s got ups. He was also a football player in high school but if the devlopment league b-ball team in Pittsburgh needs a shooting guard look no further than Andrew McCutchen.

Cutch went 2 for 4 with a stolen base in the game. Solid numbers for the rookie. He did however promptly blow the game in the top of the ninth inning. He misplayed a ball hit to him and forced two Philly runs to score that inning. I hate when this happens because I never have faith when the Bucs aree behind in the bottom of the ninth. I was proved wrong tonight when McCutchen came through to put a smile on all black nd gold fans in Western Pennsylvania (and northern West Virginia for that matter) as the Pirates top the Phillies 6-4.

doumit hr.jpgMaybe it was J. Quist’s  report on Ryan Doumit, but the catcher went off tonight. He was just 1 for 2 but it took just one swing of the bat to tie the game 1-1 early in the game. He belted a homerun that landed in the right field stands.

ohlendorf.jpgAnother tip of the cap goes out to Ross Ohlendorf. Very quitely the young hurler racked up 10 wins on the year. He gained the no decision in tonight’s game but was very solid and in line for the W. In 6.1 innings pitched Ohlendorf gave up just 5 hits and 2 earned runs. 

I feel so great about this win. It hurts to see so many Philly fans taking over PNC Park. People from the east side of the state come in with their nose up in the air and walk with their chests out since the World Series win last year. I can’t blame em cause I know it happens everywhere with every team but its hard to swallow win baseball supremacy of teh state of Pennsylvania is not in Pittsburgh. However, tomorrow I hope to get the bandwagon rolling once again. I will be walking around the WVU campus with my McCutchen shirt and Bucco hat. Hopefully some other Pittsburgh fans will come out of the woodwork and join my cause.

One last time, thank you Buccos! Lets Go Pittsburgh! 

 

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*Yep – that hit was nuts! McCutchen never ceases to amaze at this point… He quickly rose to be the premier player on the team, (and that might of even been before the trades…) I just commented on a blog yesterday, (may of been yours,) that the Pirates can take anyone – and that they’d most likely beat the Phillies ATLEAST once or twice… Bingo.

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Holy crap, do you see how high he is off of the ground in the picture? I get the Pirates games on tv so I saw it live also. Congrats Matt, that was exciting to see. I started watching the Pirates last night cuz the Indians were sucking it up, (lost 6-2). But hey the Pirates won. Congrats and isn’t it fun winning? =)
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Holy crap, do you see how high he is off of the ground in the picture? I get the Pirates games on tv so I saw it live also. Congrats Matt, that was exciting to see. I started watching the Pirates last night cuz the Indians were sucking it up, (lost 6-2). But hey the Pirates won. Congrats and isn’t it fun winning? =)
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Matt: Seriously, he jumped ridiculously high. I guess happiness does that. I miss Ohlendorf. He used to be a Yankee.
I’m sure there will be Pirates on the NL Central Cutie list. I was planning on Freddy Sanchez, but he got traded. I’m sure there will be some. It’s the Mets I’m worried about. I have to find a cutie on that team? That’s going to be hard. -Virginia
http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

Wait, I like David Wright. There we go!
-Virginia

Too funny – when I first logged and as your blog was uploading – I thought at first he had a football in his hand and was going for an end zone spike! That is a great celebration at homeplate. Congrats on the win.

Julia
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I saw that pic. Man, that guy IS Air Jordan! I wonder if he can dunk I’m sure he can. I remember we had a guy named Joe Gathright (no clue where he is now) and he could jump over a parked car, door to door, flat footed. Pretty awesome video on YouTube. It looks like Mc can do that. Congrats on the serious run of wins. YOu guys are really looking awesome.
http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

OMG! that is quite a jump! WOW! I did not see it before. I should have watched the highlights last night but I am sure I will see it again.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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