|June 27 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-McCutchen left Saturday's game against Atlanta after getting hit in the left elbow with a pitch. The Pittsburgh outfielder winced when a 92 mph fastball from Braves pitcher Julio Tehran smacked into the 2013 NL MVP's elbow. X-rays were negative and the team said McCutchen would be reevaluated on Sunday.
Analysis: It was the 48th career hit-by-pitch for McCutchen and the eighth this season. Jung Ho Kang ran for McCutchen and the Pirates shuffled the defense in McCutchen's absence, moving Starling Marte to center, third baseman Josh Harrison to right and Gregory Polanco from right to left. Pittsburgh ripped off five runs after McCutchen's exit.
|June 18 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-McCutchen was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: McCutchen is 6 for 11 against Chicago and faces a tough pitcher in Jeff Samardzija on Thursday at 'The Cell.'
|June 16 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-McCutchen was 2 for 4 with his 40th RBI Monday against the White Sox.
Analysis: McCutchen is batting .386 with 15 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs in his last 23 contests.
|June 3 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-McCutchen was 4 for 5 Tuesday at San Francisco, finishing a homer shy of a cycle.
Analysis: McCutchen is swinging a hot bat, going 23 for 47 (.489) with 11 extra-base hits and 12 RBIs over his last 13 games. He's now batting .292 on the season with 34 RBIs despite hitting .194 in April.
|May 31 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT-McCutchen had two hits and drove in a run in a 5-2 win over San Diego on Saturday.
Analysis: McCutchen is batting .459 (17 for 37) with six doubles and three homers in his last 10 games.
|May 29 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-McCutchen had another nice day Thursday, going 3 for 5 with two doubles against the Padres.
Analysis: McCutchen has done some serious batting average rehab over the last three weeks, going 28 for 73 with 16 RBIs in his last 20 games, raising his season mark from .188 to .272.
|May 28 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-McCutchen was 2 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: McCutchen needs to pick it up for his owners since his .815 OPS isn't what they are counting on.
|May 25 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-McCutchen was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Analysis: McCutchen is as hot as he's been this year, going 9 for 15 with three homers and two doubles in four games. Since the start of 2012, he's batting .438 against Miami - his best mark against any NL team. The Pirates host the Marlins for three games beginning Monday night.
|May 24 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-McCutchen appears to be on track, going 3 for 4 with a home run and a double in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: McCutchen is 7 for 12 with two homers over his last three games, raising his average from .225 to .253. Hopefully, you stuck with him through his tough times.
|May 13 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-McCutchen homered in Tuesday's victory in Philadelphia.
Analysis: It was McCutchen's first home run in 27 games. More importantly, he's 10 for 26 in seven games after batting .185 through May 5.
|May 8 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-McCutchen was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: It was his first three-hit effort of the season. After seeing his average dip to .175 on April 25, he's batting .256 in 10 games. Still far from MVP numbers.
|Apr. 30 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-McCutchen went 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs Wednesday against Chicago.
Analysis: McCutchen is still stuck with a sub-.200 average, but it's only a matter of time before he regains his MVP form.
|Apr. 13 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-McCutchen went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs on Sunday after missing one game due to left knee soreness.
Analysis: McCutchen had been 0 for 12 over his previous three games.
|Apr. 11 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-McCutchen is out of the starting lineup against Milwaukee a day after taking himself out of a game because of left knee soreness. Manager Clint Hurdle said he might be able to use McCutchen as a pinch hitter for Saturday's game in Milwaukee. Starling Marte is moving from left to center to replace McCutchen, with Andrew Lambo getting the start in left.
Analysis: The 2013 NL MVP's status is considered day to day. He departed following his at-bat in the top of the ninth of a 6-2 win Friday night against the Brewers, the Pirates' first victory of the year. McCutchen is hitting .125 with a home and two RBIs over the season's first four games.