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Hurdle Benches McCutchen

By: Mike Vukovcan
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s a new sheriff over at PNC Park and his name is Clint Hurdle.

Late in last night’s game, Andrew McCutchen struck out and the ball got away from Dodgers catcher Rod Barajas. Instead of running to first, McCutchen walked straight back to the dugout.

Today, McCutchen finds himself on the bench for tonight’s game.

Hurdle acknowledged that McCutchen wasn’t playing tonight because of the play in the 8th inning.

I find it very hard to believe that former manager John Russell making a move this this.

Here is the PG’s Colin Dunlap explaining why Andrew McCutchen is benched on Sports Radio 93-7 THe Fan ‘s Seibel, Starkey and Miller.

Pirates Starting Lineup:
Xavier Paul, CF
Jose Tabata, LF
Garrett Jones, RF
Neil Walker, 2B
Pedro Alvarez, 3B
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Chris Synder, C
Ronny Cedeno, SS
Charlie Morton, P

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