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Video: Andrew McCutchen Impersonates Batting Stances

Since the Pirates last 2 games have been postponed due to rain, here is a funny McCutchen video to check out.

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen does impressions of Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols and Roberto Clemente.

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April 30th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

aBucs ready to play non-NL Central opponent

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140429&content_id=73744218&notebook_id=73745090&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Pirates & Orioles rained out for 2nd straight day, will play single-admission DH on Thursday

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/04/30/pirates-orioles-rained-out-for-2nd-straight-day-will-play-single-admission-dh/

Brewers are for real, not an April fluke, thanks to pitching

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/morosi-milwaukee-brewers-for-real-yovani-gallardo-kyle-lohse-matt-garza-042914

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman expected back in 7-to-10 days

http://tracking.si.com/2014/04/30/reds-aroldis-chapman-expected-back-7-to-10-days/

Ernie Banks seeking to reunite Sammy Sosa, Cubs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-ernie-banks-sammy-sosa-20140430,0,5678646.story

MLB issues 4 suspensions after Brewers-Pirates brawl

MLB issues 4 suspensions after Brewers-Pirates brawl

Tuesday the MLB announced that 4 players – 2 Brewers and 2 Pirates – will receive suspensions for their involvement in the benches clearing brawl at PNC Park on Easter Sunday.

Martin Maldonado, the Brewers backup catcher, will be forced to sit out 5 games after he punched Pirates outfielder Travis Snider in the face. Snider will serve a 2 game suspension for his involvement in the scrum which began between Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomes and Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the top of the 3rd inning. Gomes received a 3 game suspension.

Pirates catcher, Russell Martin, will be required to sit out 1 game for helping Snider tackle Gomez to the ground.

In addition, all 4 players must pay a fine but the amounts have not been released. The suspensions are in effect starting Tuesday night unless the players decide to appeal.

The Pirates and Brewers meet again on May 13 for a three-game series in Milwaukee.

Video: Fight breaks out between Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park

In case you missed the brawl on Sunday between the Brewers and Pirates here is a recap with video:

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/pirates-brewers-brawl-ejections/

April 19 Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Mike Tyson Throws out First Pitch in Pittsburgh

http://mlb.com/fancave/blog/article.jsp?content=article&content_id=72461038&partnerId=th_twitter

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/04/18/reds-chapman-cleared-to-throw-batting-practice/7878045/

Renteria wants better focus from Cubs

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/23168/renteria-wants-better-focus-from-cubs

Goodbye Zoltan

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140409&content_id=71528314&notebook_id=71528608&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Are Cardinals Fans the Best in Baseball?

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/04/cardinals_fans_best_baseball.php

St. Louis Cardinals Avoid Pitfalls of Big Contracts

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2021492-st-louis-cardinals-avoid-pitfalls-of-big-contracts

Why Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez Will Be in the Running for MVP in 2014

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2025085-why-pittsburgh-pirates-pedro-alvarez-will-be-in-the-running-for-mvp-in-2014

Pirates trade for Mets 1st Baseman Ike Davis

Pirates trade for Mets 1st Baseman Ike Davis

Get all of the details from Rob Biertempfel, a Pirates reporter for Trib Total Media —> http://triblive.com/mobile/5947780-96/davis-league-thornton

April 13th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

aBrewers hold off Pirates, Secure 8th Consecutive Win

http://msn.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/brewers-hold-off-pirates-secure-eighth-consecutive-win-041214

Clubhouse Leadership has Different Dynamic for Rebuilding Cubs

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/11/emma-clubhouse-leadership-has-different-dynamic-for-rebuilding-cubs/

Jameson Taillon Injury: Updates on Pirates Pitcher’s Elbow Surgery and Recovery

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2024610-jameson-taillon-injury-updates-on-pirates-pitchers-elbow-surgery-and-recovery

Pittsburgh Pirates Picking Up Right Where They Left Off

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2025201-pittsburgh-pirates-picking-up-right-where-they-left-off

Goodwill & the St. Louis Cardinals Host Earth Day Electronics Drive

http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/non-profits/PR041014014216637

Pirates vs Cubs Series Highlights

Wrigley Field April 8-10th

Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

Game 1: 7-6 Pirates

W: Watson (2-0, 2.08)

L: Strop (0-1, 2.45)

SV: Grilli (2)

The Cubs erased the Bucs’ early lead with the help of Starlin Castro’s three-run jack. Castro homered again, and Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-5, but the Pirates never let the Cubs get ahead. Russell Martin broke a 6-6 deadlock in the eighth to put the Bucs on top for good.

 

Game 2: 7-5 Cubs

W: Hammel (2-0, 2.63)

L: Rodrigues (0-2, 5.73)

All 5 of the Pirates runs came from solo shots– Alvarez 2, Martin 2, Snider 1. Wrigley is home-run friendly but when you hit 5 out of the park you expect to win the game. Cubs had other plans for the game with back to back home runs of their own.

Game 3: 5-4 Pirates

W: Cole (2-0, 3.46)

L: Russell (0-1, 6.75)

SV: Grilli (3)

Starting with Travis Snider‘s two-run pinch-hit homer and ending with Alvarez’s fifth home-run of the season, the Bucs overcame an uneven Gerrit Cole start and some shaky defense that put them at a four-run deficit after four.

 

Recaps courtesy of MLB.com

This Is SportsCenter — Andrew McCutchen

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen interupts John Anderson’s morning meeting with some friends

Pirates to Pay Tribute to Ralph Kiner

The Pittsburgh Pirates will wear this commemorative No. 4 patch during the 2014 Season to honor Pirates Hall of Fame Ralph Kiner who passed away in February. Kiner played 8 seasons in Pittsburgh, during which he was a six time All-Star and seven time NL home run champion. 

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