Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Continues to Shine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh’s pitching staff continues to shine this season. Entering game action, the staff ERA of 3.33 ranked No. 3 in the Majors, second in the National League trailing only the Washington Nationals (2.90). The bullpen’s 2.47 ERA is the best in the N.L. “Very impressive pitching all night tonight on the mound,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. Right-hander A.J. Burnett made his...

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Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Infielder Matt Hague has had an exciting 12 hours. After connecting for a walkoff single for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night in the bottom of the 15th inning, Hague was greeted by his teammates on the field for the win. But little did he know a few hours later that he’d get even better news. Hague was told he was being recalled back to Pittsburgh late last night. After jumping on a flight and...

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Matt Hague Recalled; Nate McLouth DFA’d

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment. Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which he connected for a team-leading seven home runs. Hague went 1-for-9 with two RBI in five games before being optioned to Indianapolis on April 14.While with Indy, the infielder hit .278 (40-for-144)...

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Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom of the 15th inning, 4 hours and 33 minutes after the game began, two Indians’ batters were finally able...

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Indians Leave Buffalo With A Win; D’Arnaud and Reyes Injured

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Buffalo Bison  3 (Box)   3B Matt Hague hit his first home run of the season, Kris Johnson earned his first win, and reliever Tim Wood picked up  his first Save in over a month, as the Indians defeated the Buffalo Bison this afternoon at Coca-Cola Park in Buffalo, NY.  Unfortunately, two Indians’ players did not make it past the first inning due to injuries — starter Jo-Jo Reyes and SS Chase...

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