McCutchen Not In Pirates Lineup

By: Mike Vukovcan
Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- For a team struggling to score runs, it seems strange that Andrew McCutchen isn’t in the Pirates starting lineup.

I’m only guessing but McCutchen must be resting a minor injury, if not, Clint Hurdle has to be questioned.

Hurdle said the day off has been planned for a while.

“The guys were laughing because they think it’s a guaranteed win,” Hurdle said. “Both games he’s sat (this season), we’ve won.”

Jose Tabata, LF
Xaver Paul, CF
Neil Walker, 2B
Garrett Jones, RF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Brandon Wood, 3B
Mike McKenry, C
Ronny Cedeno, SS
Paul Maholm, P