Pirates Andrew McCutchen: 'Maybe I need to dropkick a pitcher'

Baseball After being drilled with a fastball Friday, Andrew McCutchen exited Saturday's game with an elbow injury after being hit by yet another pitch. Though he did not suffer any structural damage, the Pirates star center fielder has had enough."Maybe I need to dropkick a pitcher,'' McCutchen said, via the Associated Press. ''Maybe that will scare them into not throwing at me." MORE: Ranking the top 10 unbreakable baseball recordsBraves pitcher Julio Teheran struck McCutchen in the left elbow with a fastball on a 1–1 count in the first inning. The four-time All-Star, who doesn't wear an elbow pad because he says it interferes with his swing, was replaced by pinch-runner Jung Ho Kang. McCutchen then underwent X-rays, which came back negative for a fracture. It was the eighth time he has been hit by a pitch this season, ranking sixth most in . The 2013 NL MVP has been hit by 48 pitches in his career."I'm not the only one ticked off,'' McCutchen said. ''We're a

ll ticked off. It's not just me. It's anyone that gets hit and comes out of the game. That's something we don't like."Pittsburgh quickly retaliated, slugging five hits for five runs to cap the inning after McCutchen was hit. Teheran gave up nine hits and six runs in six innings as the Pirates went on to defeat the Braves 8-4 and hand Atlanta its fifth straight loss."I didn't know that my two-seamer was moving that much so it was the first one I threw in the game," Teheran said. "I feel bad that I hit him. It's part of the game and you don't want that to affect you."McCutchen's elbow is expected to be re-evaluated Sunday.

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