In addition to getting some props for his six shutout innings on Saturday night. Kyle McPherson might have earned a nickname: Some "McFear" signs were spotted in the PNC Park seats. "I've heard that a few times. Might have to stick," said the rookie righty.
Andrew McCutchen (31 homers, 20 steals) is MLB's second 30-20 player of the season (Ryan Braun) and the fourth in Pirates history, following Dave Parker in 1978, Barry Bonds three-peating in 1990-92, and Jason Bay in 2005.
Clint Barmes has spent more time batting eighth, or just ahead of the pitcher, than anywhere else in the lineup -- but on Saturday he was given his first intentional walk of the season.