PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Growing up playing baseball, kids always dream of their first walk off hit. For rookie Matt Hague, his was not quite the way he envisioned it.
"No. But I’ll take it," Hague said with a smile.
In the bottom of the ninth inning in a 2-2 tie, the first baseman came to the plate to face the Chicago Cubs reliever Rafael Dolis with the bases loaded and two outs. Having just being recalled from Triple-A the day before, Hague had less nerves at the plate and showed patience. After taking a first pitch fastball for a strike, Hague watched as the righty threw two straight balls.
"I think a lot of it was I spread out a little like I was in spring training," Hague said. "I went over some film with [Hitting Coach Gregg] Ritchie. Pretty much just not trying to do too much an...
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