As the first place Pirates rolled into town, I shouted from the rooftops that the only way to shut down Pittsburgh is to keep Andrew McCutchen off the bases.
The Pirates defeated Kansas City 3-2 on Sunday and Cutch drove in all three of Pittsburgh’s runs. He is their entire offense.
It wasn’t until I popped over to the Orioles statistics page on ESPN.com that I discovered the similarity between the O’s and Buccos. As it turns out, both team’s centerfielders are not only their star players, but their leaders on offense.
Adam Jones leads the Orioles in batting average (.300), home runs (17), RBI (37), on base percentage (.345) and hits (73). Andrew McCutchen leads in the same five categories for the Pirates with a .324 average, 11 homers, 37 RBI, a .384 OBP and 68 hits.
After this three game set, both Jones and McCutchen should see each other again when they’re both starting in the All-Star game in Kansas City.
With 30 year old Andre Ethier signing a 6 year, $96 million deal yesterday, the Orioles got themselves a bargain in Jones. Besides being 4 years younger, look at Ethier’s numbers slide the last 3 years. Jones is still on the incline. The Orioles may have finally done something right.
Adam Jones signed his current contract because he is lazy both on and off the field,,,,,,if he really applied himself he could be the next Frank Robinson for the O’s,,,,,,,,,,he needs to reach back and acquire a better attitude if he really wants to be great , he has the ability ,,,,,,,,does he have the desire…………
What baseball games have you been watching Spy? Jones has done a good job this year, both as a player and as a leader.
@Spy are you out of your mind? Change your name from spy to troll !
Spy is clearly a hater
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