Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan’s active batting led to the team’s big innings.
On the 20th (hereinafter Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman in the 7th match against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and went 4 at bats, 3 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 walk, and 4 on-base. made the game Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average rose to .254 and his OPS reached .652.
The team won a big 13-3 in front of the big innings and became 24-20 for the season.
At the end of the second inning with a 1-0 lead, the pitcher retreated with a ground ball in the first at-bat with one out and second base. He instead sent a runner from second base to third base. He had to be content with a true base hit.
However, he served as a link in the big inning, scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. In the bottom of the fourth inning with one out and first base, Bae Ji-hwan hit Arizona starter Jack Gallon’s 91.5-mile (147 km) four-seamer and pulled out a double that exceeded the center fielder’s height. He created second and third scoring chances.
105.8 mile (170 km) bullet-like hit The local broadcasters watched Bae Ji-hwan’s hit and said, “It was a similar hit to Ichiro,” and admired Bae Ji-hwan’s hit, which made a barrel hit, not a bunt or cut-off hit.
Afterwards, Bae Ji-hwan stepped home when Josh Palacios’ two RBIs hit the left at the right time. After that, the batting line exploded, widening the gap to 8-1.
And an extra run was scored in the 5th inning, and Bae Ji-hwan appeared as the lead batter in the process and went on base with an infield hit by the first baseman. Pulling an 86.7 mph cutter on a 2-ball 2-strike, it rolled slowly toward first baseman, and Bae Ji-hwan’s feet were quicker. After the game against Baltimore on the 13th (2 hits, 2 points in 4 at-bats), he completed a multi-hit game in 5 games.
Afterwards, it was two outs, but Andrew McCutchen’s right-handed hit reached third base, followed by two outs, first and third base opportunities, and Brian Reynolds’ three-run burst. It definitely put a wedge in the game. 메이저놀이터
After two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, he went on base with a walk, but it did not lead to a run. In the bottom of the 8th at bat, he recorded his third hit. The score widened to 11-3, and Arizona put catcher Jose Herrera on the mound. Bae Ji-hwan hit Herrera’s 57.5-mile (92km) Arirang ball from the first and third bases, and pulled out a heavy hit at the right time. He even completed a three-hit game.
In defense, he moved to center field in the beginning of the 8th inning and finished the game.