Morning Pirates Buzz: McCutchen’s walk-off blast has Pirates back at .500


Morning Pirates Buzz — Coming off a thrilling come from behind victory Tuesday night, Andrew McCutchen was the hero Wednesday night in extra innings, getting the Pirates back to .500. McCutchen led off the 12th by taking a 3-2 pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zach Kroenke (0-1) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 10th home run of the season. It was McCutchen second walk off homer of his career. The victory improved the Pirates record to 30-30, their best record this late in the season since the 2005 season when they were 30-30 on June 11, 2005. “We’re .500 and that’s about the significance of it to us,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “It will have more significance later in season when we’re 500. I understand the importance of it to the fans…. though, when I’m walking the streets, having lunch, having dinner, doing things around the Burgh.Read More »