Interview with Matt Hague

Matt Hague was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2008 draft. He signed immediately, and was hot out of the gate, batting for a .322 average in his first half season. Hague carried that hitting success over to high A this year, batting .293 on the season, and helping to lead the Hillcats to the Carolina League title. I had a chance to interview Matt, the same day as his home run in the opening game against...

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Lynchburg Hillcats Championship Game Video Recap

Check out my recap of the game here. This recap includes: -Jeff Locke, innings 1-2-Mike Colla innings 2-5-Matt McSwain inning 6-Ramon Aguero innings 7-9-Ronald Uviedo inning 9-All five at-bats by Jordy Mercer-Tony Sanchez, Josh Harrison, Chase d’Arnaud, and Mercer in the second-The post game awards Watch for: -Nice play by Jose de los Santos (Mike Colla 4th batter)-Nice play by Alex Presley (Matt McSwain 5th batter)-Tony Sanchez...

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A little preview

I’m uploading the videos from last night’s championship game (a process which could take anywhere from seven hours to three years), but I figured I’d give a little preview, along with some notes heading in to the weekend. First, the notes. -I’m pushing the Matt Hague interview to Monday. I’ll also have interviews with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison next week.-I’m putting together video recaps of...

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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/15 Video Recap

Check out my recap of the game here. This recap includes: -Rudy Owens, innings 1-7-Noah Krol innings 7-8-Ronald Uviedo inning 9-Chase d’Arnaud’s two RBI double in the fifth-The eighth inning by the Hillcats offense-The team celebrating after Jose de los Santos’ HR Watch for: -Nice play by Alex Presley (Rudy Owens 4th batter)-Nice breaking balls by Owens following the HR (batters 10 and 11)-Tony Sanchez plunking a...

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Hillcats win Carolina League Championship

It’s a chilly night in October. The year is 2012. Pittsburgh fans are going crazy…for baseball? The Pirates are taking on the Red Sox in the World Series. The Red Sox are leading 5-3 in the 8th inning of a key seventh game. Andrew McCutchen, Lastings Milledge, and Pedro Alvarez are on the bases with two outs. Jonathan Papelbon comes in to the game to close it out for the Red Sox. Stepping up to the plate? Jordy Mercer....

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