All posts tagged "Matt Hague"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Hague, Hughes Make First Opening Day Roster with Pirates

    Matt Hague has made the opening day roster. The Pirates had until 5:00 p.m. ET to set their rosters for Opening Day, and after a series of moves, Pittsburgh's Opening Day 25-man roster shaped up. Right-hander Chris Leroux was placed on the 60-Day disabled list due to a  strained right pectoral muscle....

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bench

    After a series of roster moves on Wednesday afternoon, prior to the club's workout at PNC Park, the Pirates bench has become clear. The Pirates have decided to carry an extra bat to start the season, rather than an extra arm in the pen. Matt Hague, Josh Harrison and Yamaico Navarro all...

  • Game Recaps
    Long Balls from McLouth, Hague Gives Bucs Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in Dunedin, Fla., on Sunday in the Bucs final Spring Training game in Florida. Right-hander Jeff Karstens allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out one in his fourth start of the spring. Karstens finished with a...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Tie and Lose in Split Squad Action

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates played two games this afternoon in part of a split squad day. And both games had very different results. Lefty Erik Bedard started against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday in the Bucs 6-6 tie. Bedard, who will get the Pirates...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: When to Free Matt Hague

    Say what you will about Matt Hague's future potential. Whether you think he's a 4-A player, a strong bench option, a future average starter, or more, no one can deny that he's having a great spring. Hague added to his impressive stat line today with his fifth homer of the Grapefruit League....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hague Continues Strong Case to Break Camp with Pirates

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- He's been told that he doesn't have enough home run power to play first base in the Majors, but so far this spring, Matt Hague has been hitting balls over the fences. The 26-year-old, who is in his first big league spring training camp, went 2-for-4 against the Tampa...

  • Game Recaps
    Hague Hits Team-Leading Fifth Homer in Bucs Tie to Rays

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays ended in a 3-3 tie at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Friday afternoon. Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against the Rays on Friday at McKechnie Field. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms to get their regular work...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: With Morton on DL, Roster Decisions Loom

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After placing right-hander Charlie Morton on the disabled list to start the 2012 season, Huntington said the decision to carry an extra bench player, rather than an arm, is still in discussion. Instead of carrying 12 pitchers, the Pirates could decide to use 11 arms (four starters and seven relievers) and 14 position players...

  • Game Recaps
    McDonald Struggles with Command in Loss to Twins

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander James McDonald's last trip to the mound on Saturday against the Houston Astros was impressive. McDonald tossed 5.1 of hitless ball, and overall allowed just one run on two hits over 7.0 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three while throwing 75 pitches. McDonald fared much...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Why Matt Hague Should Start in Triple-A

    From the looks of things, the battle for the final two bench spots will come down to three players: Yamaico Navarro, Josh Harrison, and Matt Hague. If I'm making the decision, Navarro and Harrison get the call. First of all, Navarro and Harrison are better off the bench, considering the makeup of...

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