ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) – If the Pirates are going to make the playoffs, Andrew McCutchen will have to continue to destroy opposing pitchers. The second place Pirates sit only 1.5 games back of the Reds as they get set to begin a three-game series against the Cardinals.
McCutchen has been a major factor in the Pirates success this season as he leads the team in almost every offensive category including hits, runs scored, average and is tied for the lead in home runs.
In his last ten games, the 25-year-old centerfielder is 16-for-40 (.400) with three home runs and eleven RBIs.
Overall, McCutchen is hitting .336 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs in 72 games this season.