A lifetime of hard work, determination, and pure grit have paid off. It took six starts from the big right-handed hurler, and with help from his veteran third baseman, a dream is realized. McCutchen is now a MLB winning pitcher.
Mccutchen left the game in the 7th inning with a score of 2-2 after pitching 90 pitches allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. The Dodgers had 3 runs in the top of the 9th, bringing the score to 5-2, but the Pirates staged a 5 run rally in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5. This win prevented the Dodgers from sealing a second straight NL West title.
McCutchen is still looking for his first Major League win after coming up short in each of his first three starts. McCutchen was bothered by an inability to get ahead in the count his last time out. He fell behind 15 of 23 hitters he faced and wasn't able to incorporate his changeup with much success because of the struggles with the fastball. McCutchen ended up allowing four runs in five innings and needed 84 pitches to get that deep into the game.
The Pirates suffered a loss after several potential big innings failed to materialize. Stranded runners and errors marred what could have been a much better outcome for the Pittsburgh. Daniel Mccutchen suffered a second loss, bringing his ERA to 5.50.
Daniel McCutchen allowed four runs over seven innings, while the Pirates scored only 2 runs. The Bucs assured themselves of a record 17th consecutive losing season.
After making his Major League debut last Monday. Mccutchen is set to start against the Cubs on Monday, September 7. This will be his first start at home. The game will be televised on the WGN.
The Indianapolis Indians have announced their end-of-season awards:
Daniel Mccutchen was declared MVP, finishing his season with 13 wins and a 3.47 ERA before being called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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