If I’m Andrew McCutchen, that’s my stance — and a very hardline one — toward Major League Baseball as I sit and ponder some thoughts in the aftermath of what happened in St. Louis on Wednesday.
Penn State football head coach James Franklin joins The Fan Morning Show
In Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Pirates starter Edinson Volquez hit back-to-back batters in the 4th inning as he plunked both Matt Holliday and Matt Adams. In the top of the 6th inning, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller decided to retaliate as he threw high and behind reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen.
After leading the National League in total bases with 71, extra-base hits with 19, hits with 41 and slugging percentage at .602, the Pirates All-Star utilityman Josh Harrison has been named the National League Player of the Month for the month of August.
Following a win in Ireland, the Nittany Lions are back in University Park for the home opener against Akron at noon Saturday. James Franklin’s team was able to come back and beat Central Florida 26-24 on a Sam Ficken field goal.
Following a closer than predicted loss to number 2 Alabama, West Virginia’s home opener is Saturday against Towson at 7:30.
The Steelers poor start last year was mirrored by the start from its quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger threw 5 interceptions and was sacked 15 times in the first 4 games, all losses. That has been talked about with this team,“We always want to start fast,” Roethlisberger said.
Pirates broadcaster Bob Walk joins “The Fan Morning Show” in his regular weekly spot.
For the second time in his career, Pittsburgh Pirates and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen will be on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the recall of pitchers Jeff Locke, Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom and Bobby LaFromboise as well as outfielder Gregory Polanco and infielder/outfielder Chase d’Arnaud.
Beachum says it’s a huge weekend for him with the Lupus Loop 5K on Saturday and then opener with the Browns on Sunday.
The ACC honored a couple of Pitt players after the first week of play. Sophomore tailback James Conner named the conference Offensive Back of the Week and senior guard Matt Rotheram named the Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday they will see both starter Brian Hoyer and back-up Johnny Manziel during the season-opener on Sunday.
The best news Pitt Coach Paul Chryst delivered at his weekly news conference is that receiver Tyler Boyd appears good to go at Boston College Friday night.
In their weekly draft of anything and everything in the world, the “Starkey and Mueller Show” elected to draft the best athletes from Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia University since 1980.