Analysis

Hague Excited to Make his Major League Debut against the Phillies

Hague Excited to Make his Major League Debut against the Phillies

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When infielder Matt Hague arrived to the clubhouse at PNC Park on Saturday, he saw Hague with the No. 3 next to his name in a Major League lineup for the first time since breaking camp with the club out of spring training.

"I was excited," Hague said when he saw his name in the lineup card. "A little anxious. But most of all, just glad to be in the lineup and for the opportunity."

The 26-year-old will bat fifth for the Bucs and play first base in his Major League debut against the Philadelphia Phillies.

"There will be a lot of emotions out there for Matt," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "I think at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, the game’s over, whatever happens will have happened. By then he’ll be able to catch his breath and hopefully he’...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

More in Analysis

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Ivan Nova Discusses His Desire to Stay With the Pirates After Final 2016 Start

Alan SaundersSeptember 30, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Adam Frazier Still Looking to Learn

Alan SaundersSeptember 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Alen Hanson Is Adjusting to Limited Time in September

Ed GilesSeptember 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Jameson Taillon Has a Strong Finish to His 2016 Season in Pirates’ Win

Alan SaundersSeptember 29, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Clint Hurdle Makes Playing Time Adjustments With the Pirates Eliminated

Alan SaundersSeptember 28, 2016
taylor-hearn-3-wm-92716

Instructs Report: Taylor Hearn Makes an Adjustment to His Mechanics

Tim WilliamsSeptember 28, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects