|Aug. 26 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-McCutchen drove in all three Pirates runs in Thursday's victory at Milwaukee, homering in his first at-bat and later delivering a pair of RBI singles - the last coming in the 10th inning.
Analysis: Though his season has been a disappointment considering his usual standards, McCutchen has turned it up lately by batting .333 with three homers and 11 RBIs over his past 13 games. His surge is very good news for a Pittsburgh team in a fight to return to the playoffs.
|Aug. 24 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-McCutchen had a pinch-hit single Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .302 with two homers, a double, a triple and eight RBIs in his last 12 games.
|Aug. 18 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-McCutchen's sudden surge continued Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with a two-run homer that capped the Pirates' six-run rally in the fifth inning of a 6-5 win over the Giants.
Analysis: McCutchen hit .391 with five walks, two homers and seven RBIs on the Pirates' six-game road trip. He began it in a 5-for-30 slump which included no extra-base hits.
|Aug. 17 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET1:33 ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST1:03 AM VEN9:33 UAE12:33 AM CT-McCutchen appears to be back on track after going 2 for 3 with a triple in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Giants.
Analysis: McCutchen has gone 7 for 19 with five RBIs over his last five games after enduring one of the worst slumps of his illustrious career. He's only hitting .246 on the season.
|Aug. 16 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-McCutchen had two hits and two RBIs in Monday's win in San Francisco.
Analysis: The former MVP could be making a late run at turning around a very disappointing year. Through four games of Pittsburgh's West Coast trip, he has five RBIs while posting a .450 OBP. His season OBP of .324 would still be a career low.
|Aug. 13 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET1:21 ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST12:51 AM VEN9:21 UAE12:21 AM CT-McCutchen went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates' 5-1 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Analysis: McCutchen was 5 for 30 over his last nine games before Friday, when the Pirates pulled to within one game of the Marlins for the NL's second wild card. With more games like this, they might reel in the fish.
|Aug. 7 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-McCutchen went 1 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: The struggling star was 2 for 9 in the three-game set against the Reds after being benched for the Pirates' previous series.
|Aug. 5 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-McCutchen went 0 for 2 with two walks Friday after being benched for the entire three-game series against Atlanta.
Analysis: He's gone 1 for 14 in his last four games to drop his season average to .240.
|Aug. 4 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-McCutchen is being benched for the entire three-game series against Atlanta, according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.
Analysis: The 2013 NL MVP missed Tuesday's win and Wednesday's loss and will be out of the lineup again Thursday due to a season-long slump. "I know if I was going out and playing the best ball that I know I can play that I wouldn't be in this position," McCutchen conceded. He went 1 for 12 in a three-game series at Milwaukee last weekend, dropping his average to .241, which would be his lowest in any season. Hurdle said "it's like hitting the refresh button."
|July 28 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-McCutchen went 3 for 5 with a homer, double and four RBIs on Wednesday.
Analysis: The performance could spark a turnaround for McCutchen, who is batting just .246 on the season and entered Wednesday in a 4-for-29 funk.
|July 26 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET23:39 ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST11:09 PM VEN7:39 UAE (+1)10:39 PM CT-McCutchen went 0 for 4 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Since knocking in six runs during a three-game span earlier this month, McCutchen is 7 for 37 (.189) with no RBIs in his last nine contests.
|July 10 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET21:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST8:30 PM VEN5:00 UAE (+1)8:00 PM CT-McCutchen hit his 14th homer in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: McCutchen went 6 for 12 with two home runs and six RBIs in the series with the Cubs to head into the All-Star break with a .247 average after hitting .295 at the midpoint of the 2015 season. The Pirates come out of the break with a series against Washington, and McCutchen is 1 for 17 with nine strikeouts in his last five games at Nationals Park.
|July 9 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-McCutchen homered for one of his two hits and had three RBIs in Saturday's rout of the Cubs.
Analysis: He is 5 for 9 with four RBIs in the first two games of this set.
|July 8 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET22:55 ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST10:25 PM VEN6:55 UAE (+1)9:55 PM CT-McCutchen had three hits, including an RBI single during a decisive four-run seventh inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a rare victory over the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta, 8-4 on Friday night.
Analysis: He is 8 for 19 with five RBIs in the last five home games.
|June 27 5:03 PM PT6:03 PM MT7:03 PM CT8:03 PM ET20:03 ET0:03 GMT8:03 5:03 PM MST7:03 PM EST7:33 PM VEN4:03 UAE (+1)7:03 PM CT-McCutchen singled and doubled in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: McCutchen now has two multihit games in his last three after having just one in his previous 16 contests. On Tuesday, he'll get his first look at Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma.
|June 26 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-McCutchen homered twice and drove in four as the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night.
Analysis: It was McCutchen's 11th career multi-homer game - second this year. The nine-year veteran's batting average had dropped to .239 - 55 points below his career average - after going 9 for 49 (.184) with 16 strikeouts in his previous 13 games.
|June 17 8:18 AM PT9:18 AM MT10:18 AM CT11:18 AM ET11:18 ET15:18 GMT23:18 8:18 AM MST10:18 AM EST10:48 AM VEN19:18 UAE10:18 AM CT-McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: McCutchen had been in an 0-for-18 drought which was the longest hitless stretch of his career. He also ended a 17-game homerless drought.
|June 2 7:04 PM PT8:04 PM MT9:04 PM CT10:04 PM ET22:04 ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST9:34 PM VEN6:04 UAE (+1)9:04 PM CT-Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and catcher Francisco Cervelli both left Thursday night's game against the Miami Marlins due to injuries.
Analysis: McCutchen left in the sixth inning with right thumb discomfort and was being evaluated by the medical staff. He lined out in the top of the sixth and was replaced by Sean Rodriguez for the bottom of the inning.
|May 19 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-McCutchen was 0 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: McCutchen has been a major bust with his OPS at .808. If it gets below .750, you may want to look elsewhere - like maybe to the major league-leading and World Series favorites Cubs for some fantasy help.
|May 18 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-McCutchen had three hits with a triple on Tuesday.
Analysis: McCutchen is a bit off his game with a .828 OPS.
|May 14 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-McCutchen was 3 for 5 with a two-run jack Friday.
Analysis: McCutchen is 12 for 30 in a seven-game hit streak.
|Apr. 26 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-McCutchen hit three homers and drove in five runs in a 9-4 victory in Colorado on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was batting .172 with two home runs and three doubles in his previous 16 games. It's the second time McCutchen has hit three homers in a game. The other time he accomplished the feat was Aug. 1, 2009, against Washington.
|Apr. 14 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-McCutchen hit a double on Wednesday but he struck out in each of his other three at-bats.
Analysis: He has struck out five times while going 1 for 8 the last two games.
|Apr. 7 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-McCutchen had another nice game Wednesday with two more hits in a 5-1 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: After going 0 for 2 in the opener, McCutchen is 5 for 9 in the past two games.
|Apr. 6 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-McCutchen broke out with three hits, including a double, in Tuesday's 6-5, 11-inning win over St. Louis.
Analysis: McCutchen had gone 0 for 2 in the opener, though he was hit by a pitch and walked in that victory.
|Feb. 22 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-McCutchen says he wants to finish his career in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: McCutchen has two years left on his current deal, with a club option for 2018. He says he hasn't thought much about what will happen when his contract is up and is more focused on getting the Pirates back to the postseason for a fourth straight year.