BRADENTON, Fla. -- It may be infielder Matt Hague's first big league camp, but he has quickly made quite an impression already this spring training. In Monday night's 10-3 win over the Baltimore Oriole's in Sarasota, Fla., Hague went 3-for-4 with a run, homer and three RBI batting cleanup as the Bucs designated hitter.
Hague's two-run bomb came in the 3rd inning off O's reliever Kevin Gregg on an 0-1 pitch, sailing over the wall in left-center field.
"It was exciting," Hague said. "I had a lot of fun."
After hitting the homer, Hague, 26, was greeted in the dugout by teammate Garrett Jones. Hague said he was one of the guys he's learning the most from during camp.
"We was just kind of talking about what I saw," Hague said. "We were talking about the approach, how you attack that guy. I look up to him. I’ve learned a lot from him this spring. He’s easy to talk to."
Hague has a chance of breaking camp with the Pirates and has been working hard this off-season on getting wo...