Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh) contributed to the team’s great victory by playing on 4 bases.
On the 20th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as a second baseman in the 2023 major league game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and recorded 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 2 runs.
On this day, Pittsburgh played Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter) – Brian Reynolds (left fielder) – Jack Suwinsky (center fielder) – Carlos Santana (1st baseman) – Brian Hayes (3rd baseman) – Tukupita Macano (shortstop) – Jihwan Bae ( Second baseman) – Josh Palacios (right fielder) – Austin Hedges (catcher).
Bae Ji-hwan continued his upward trend by completing 4 on-base games with hits in 2 consecutive games. The season’s batting average rose to 0.254. The team’s batting line also exploded two days in a row. He won a major victory with 17 hits.
At the end of the second inning, when the team was leading 1-0, Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the plate with one out and second base, retreated with a pitcher grounder.
Bae Ji-hwan, who caught his breath in his first plate appearance, later succeeded in getting on base. In his second at-bat, he bridged the big inning.
Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the plate with one out and first base at the end of the 4th inning with the score 1-1, hit a 91.5 mph four-seam fastball from opponent starter Zack Gallen on the second pitch and hit a big ball. He passed the height of the center fielder and hit a double that hit the fence with a one-bound.
After Bae Ji-hwan’s hit, the Pittsburgh batting line exploded. Bae Ji-hwan stepped home as Palacios’ two RBIs came out in a timely manner. Then, Hedges was made safe with the choice of third baseman fielder. This was recorded as an error. In the ensuing 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, McCutchen picked a walk and went on base, making it full.
Galen, who was shaken, could hardly get the zero point. Reynolds got a push walk. And Swinsky and Hayes hit two RBIs토스카지노 in a row to pull Galen off the mound.
Galen is fighting well with an average ERA of 2.35 with 6 wins and 1 loss, digesting 57⅓ innings in 9 games before the match. 1st place in most wins in the National League. In particular, his earned run average in his last 7 games was 1.16. So, he was considered a strong Cy Young candidate. Against such Gallen, the Pittsburgh line-up scored a whopping 8 points.
Bae Ji-hwan also rose. In the bottom of the 5th inning, when the team was leading 8-1, he came out as the lead batter and hit the cutter on the 5th pitch of the changed pitcher, Anthony Misiewitz. I headed toward the first baseman, but Bae Ji-hwan’s feet were faster. He produced an infield hit. Bae Ji-hwan, who advanced to third base when McCutchen hit right-handed, scored the second run by stepping home to Reynold’s wedge 3-pointer. (11-1).
Bae Ji-hwan also showed a good pioneering plan. He went on base after picking a straight walk with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. He reached second base on Palacios’ hit, but did not score this time.
And he completed a three-hit game in his third at-bat. Arizona put catcher Jose Arrera on the mound in the 8th inning. At the end of the 8th inning, with a lead of 11-3, Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the plate from 1st and 3rd base unscathed, hit a 57.5-mile (approximately 92km) slider. He didn’t fit well because he had a slow shot, but the course was good. His batted ball was exquisitely split between second baseman and shortstop. In the meantime, the runner on third base stepped on the home run and scored an RBI. Afterwards, Palacios also added a timely hit to complete 13 points.
Pittsburgh won 13-3 and went on a two-game winning streak.