BOSTON -- When Chris Sale takes the mound at Fenway Park for the first time as a member of the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he will quickly learn a lesson: Boston fans will rally around success; they won't accept failure.
The Pirates are hoping star right fielder Andrew McCutchen has the same mindset on not accepting failure. He followed up a tumultuous offseason with an 0-for-4 performance with three strikeouts, including one with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, in Pittsburgh's season-opening loss at Boston on Monday.
"We all want to go out and have five hits in the Opening Day game, of course, but it's baseball," McCutchen told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Sometimes, it ain't going to happen. It's the first game of the season. You learn from it and you get ready for the next one."