There were no hits, but the defense soothed the disappointment. Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan contributed to the team’s victory.메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan started as a sixth hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
His final result was 0-for-4, and his season batting average dropped from 0.275 to 0.268.
Bae Ji-hwan failed to make a hit as he struck out in the bottom of the 7th inning following a grounder-floating ball-grounder in the previous three at-bats.
Instead, he showed his true worth in defense. During the game, Bae Ji-hwan, who shifted his defensive position from second baseman to center fielder, ran forward and caught Gorman’s batted ball with a diving catch in the top of the 8th inning.
Colin Holderman, who was on the mound, and Dougout’s teammates admired the defense.
In the top of the ninth inning, he followed Alec Burrelson’s hit ball to the end and succeeded in catching it with a jump catch, again drawing admiration from home fans. Closer David Bedner expressed his appreciation with applause.
Pittsburgh, which maintained its lead with Bae Ji-hwan’s defense, defeated St. Louis 7-5 and won three consecutive victories, recording a season record of 29-27 (0.518). Starting pitcher Roanci Contreras was sluggish with 5 runs in 4 innings, but the bullpen pitchers’ scoreless relay led to the team’s victory.
Meanwhile, Ha-sung Kim of the San Diego Padres played as a substitute in the bottom of the 8th inning in a home game against the Chicago Cubs, and in the top of the 9th, Christopher Morell’s batted ball was cleanly handled.
However, San Diego, who only scored one point against the Cubs, failed to try for a second consecutive win as they lost 1-2.