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A Pirate makes history. And no, that’s not a typo.

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Down here in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Shem Creek is flooding. It’s probably a sign of global warming and the oncoming apocalypse.

But that’s not the thing that’s scaring me tonight.

It’s the Pirate’s Andrew McCutchen. The 23-year-old leadoff hitter on baseball’s most putrid offense tied an MLB mark on Sunday when he hit a triple in his third consecutive game. He’s just the second rookie in the last 25 years to accomplish the feat (Baltimore’s Luke Scott did it in 2006).

He knows he's good.

McCutchen, who was called up in the beginning of June, was the Pirate’s top prospect for the past three years. They took their time bringing him up and, as of now, it looks like their patience paid off. He’s hitting .333 with 13 runs scored, 13 RBI, and two stolen bases. The triple he hit on Sunday was his fifth in just 78 at-bats.

It’s been a long time since the Pirate’s have had a talent like McCutchen.

So, lone Pittsburgh fan, get ready for him to be traded and mediocrity restored. McCutchen will go the way of Jason Bay, Nate McLouth, and Aramis Ramirez. All will be right in the world, the waters will recede at Shem Creek, and the baseball universe will breath a sigh of collective relief.


Written by dylansharek

June 23, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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