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Andrew McCutchen injures his knee

Sep 27, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

Andrew McCutchen AP AP

With the way the Pirates season has ended, this is like adding injury to insult: Andrew McCutchen left Thursday’s game against the Mets with left knee pain. He hurt it, apparently, while trying to make a diving catch. The severity of the injury is unknown at the moment.

McCutchen was 0 for 4 today, but is hitting .332/.403/.558 on the year.  Because of the Melky Rule, he stands to be the NL batting champion and should finish pretty high in the MVP voting.

  1. steve202000 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Hey Craig… you need to check out the left coast. Posey 2 for 2 today. Batting .334

    • keepthisrealbro - Sep 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

      You know who craig is voting for…….

  2. redux23 - Sep 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    posey is hitting .334 now…

  3. stairwayto7 - Sep 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Why do I have a feeling the Pirates woun have a winnign record for 5 more years…

  4. kardshark1 - Sep 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    “Because of the Melky Rule, he stands to be the NL batting champion and should finish pretty high in the MVP voting.”

    Baseball on the West Coast can be entertaining too, you should try watching it, Craig. There’s a guy that plays for a team in San Francisco (that’s a city in California), called the Giants. His name is Buster Posey – Definitely within the next 5-10 years, you’ll hear of him. He’s good at hitting baseballs. His .333 AVG is obviously not as important or noticeable as McCutchen’s .332, but that goes without saying. And this Buster Posey guy we speak of does not fall under the Melky Cabrera Rule.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

      When I wrote this, Posey’s average was .331. And just because I say someone should “finish high” in the MVP balloting, does not somehow disrespect someone else who should finish high (Posey).

      Really, folks, saying nice things about one player does not mean I have overlooked another.

      • nyetjones - Sep 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

        And hey, Craig – when you wrote this, and when people wrote “he’s 2 for 2,” that game had not yet gone four innings, and therefore those stats were not yet official game stats. I mean, if we’re gonna be picky, let’s be picky, right? :)

  5. rlefty14 - Sep 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    I love how you guys are complaining about the lack of press for posey, the pirates and mccutchen got no respect even when they were winning. Quit whining and just enjoy the end of the season.

  6. psunick - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Damned good point, lefty.

    Incredible how two guys…Posey and McCutchen…fighting for BOTH the BA championship and MVP are so incredibly overlooked.

    My god…when Trout and/or Cabrera draw a full count the networks all break away live.

  7. thekempowarrior - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Craig – The comment that is upsetting those of us on the left coast is not the MVP comment, but the fact that McCuthchen stands to be the batting champ, there is still a week left and at the time you wrote this Posey was 1 point behind. Posey is now ahead and will remain there.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      Whatever. When he left the game and when I wrote this post he led the NL. I’m supposed to say “McCutchen, who is currently the NL battling leader, but shall be passed by the dreamy Buster Posey, is day-to-day …” Really?

  8. fightingscotbox - Sep 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Ok,u know what I have a problem with is u and every other media person and this “melky” rule! U media fools talk like it was melkys to lose and the only real way mccutchen (and now posey, who is playing great) was going to win it was the fact melky took his name out of the hat! But u don’t remember that when melky was suspended, cutch was significantly ahead of him and u could probably factor in the fact that if melky was still playing his average would most likely have dropped some as well with cutch, and now posey still probably ahead in the batting title race! So y do u all in the media keep trying to give all this credit to the cheating melky when u have 2 established non cheating players not being recognized for what they r doing without throwing in the “melky” rule! Excuse any grammatical errors, on my phone typing! Both seem to go unappreciated unfortunately! As for mvp, I think it goes to mccutchen! Yea both players have great and equal numbers but posey has more talent around him while cutch is carrying the pirates on his back, just saying, still tough choice, only the best to both players, hope cutch gets healthy to finish out the season!

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