Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) ended up with no hits, but added strength to the team’s victory in defense.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) match against the Cincinnati Reds held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 21st (Korean time) and was silent with no hits in 3 at-bats.
Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average, which ended his three-game hitting streak, went down from 0.241 to 0.228 (13 hits in 57 at-bats).
Bae Ji-hwan, who started out as the lead batter in the bottom of the second inning due to a fly ball to left field, struck out on a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning with no runners out.
Bae Ji-hwan struck out on a swing in the bottom of the 7th inning. Faced with left-handed bullpen pitcher Alex Young, Bae Ji-hwan missed the changeup on the 4th pitch on a 1-ball-2 strike.
Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 4-3 and went on a four-game winning streak.
Bae Ji-hwan swallowed regret at the plate, but showed a stable appearance in defense. He combined a decisive double play in a critical situation in the top of the 7th inning.
At the beginning of the 7th inning, when Pittsburgh was leading 4-0, Wil Myers hit a ground ball between the third baseman and the shortstop in a crisis with the first and second bases unscathed. Third baseman Kibrian Hayes threw the ball away and threw it to Bae Ji-hwan. Bae Ji-hwan, who received this, quickly and accurately threw it to first base, completing the double play.
Bae Ji-hwan moved from second baseman to center fielder in the top of the ninth inning, and in the top of the ninth inning with no runners out, he caught Nick Senzel’s center fielder’s floating ball and ended the game.메이저놀이터
Pittsburgh, which scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning with Connor Joe’s first three runs and Jack Suwinsky’s back-to-back home run, gave up one run in the seventh and two runs in the eighth, but did not allow further pursuit and secured the victory.