Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, recovering from an ankle injury, hit a solo home run.
Bae Ji-hwan, who is undergoing rehabilitation at the Triple A Indianapolis Indians affiliated with the club, played center fielder for the first time in an away game against the Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta Braves Triple A) held at Culray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA on the 6th (Korean time). 3 at-bats, 1 hit (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout.메이저사이트
He scored the team’s only run on the day in the top of the 6th inning. He hit a solo home run that went over the middle fence off opponent starter Alan Winans. The first home run he recorded in this minor league rehab game.
Bae Ji-hwan finished the game by being replaced at the end of the 8th inning before the defense after digesting four at-bats that day. He is currently 2-for-9 in rehab games.
The team lost 1-5. Winans hit a home run from Bae Ji-hwan, but the overall performance was overwhelming with 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
Indianapolis starter Cam Aldred also pitched 5 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, but could not prevent the loss.
Park Hyo-jun, who is playing as a minor league player for the Braves, also participated in the game that day. He stepped out to right field seven times for Gwinnett, but went hitless in three at-bats. He is showing good performance overall with a batting average of 0.282 and an OPS of 0.798 for the season.