PITTSBURGH — Austin Hedges has had his struggles this season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, specifically at the plate.
Entering Friday’s game against the Oakland A’s, Hedges was hitting only .179 with an unimpressive .461 OPS.
While he hasn’t had the kind of year that either he or the Pirates would have wanted at the plate so far this season, the backstop came up big for the Pirates in their 5-4 win at PNC Park.
After drawing a walk in the sixth inning, Hedges scored on a Jack Suwinski sacrifice fly to put the Pirates ahead by a score of 4-3.
After the A’s came back to tie the game at 4-all, Hedges again delivered with the bat.