The Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh Pirates eventually turned the game around after falling behind 0-3 in the first inning. And Bae Ji-hwan (24) proudly emerged as one of the leading actors.메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan started as the team’s first hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 7th (Korean time), and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 run.
Bae Ji-hwan, who recorded a hit in two consecutive games following the previous day’s game, maintained his season batting average at 0.241, and his OPS rose from 0.618 to 0.624. Bae Ji-hwan, who had performed poorly in his first three at-bats, contributed to the team’s comeback victory by hitting his first triple in his debut at the last opportunity.
Thanks to Bae Ji-hwan’s performance, Pittsburgh defeated Milwaukee, the leader in the National League Central Division, 5-4. Pittsburgh is doing well in September, recording 4 wins and 2 losses, despite difficult circumstances such as veteran Andrew McCutchen being ruled out for the season due to an Achilles tendon injury.
Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared for the first time at bat in the bottom of the first inning, pushed Milwaukee starter Freddie Peralta’s outside changeup, but was out with an ordinary ground ball in front of the third baseman. Then, in the bottom of the third inning, with one out and runners on first base, he hit a well-hit ball, but it was sucked into shortstop Willy Adames’ glove, and the runner on first base was ruled out at second base. The next batter, Brian Reynolds, also retired with a ground ball to the shortstop, and Bae Ji-hwan failed to add a score.
Bae Ji-hwan came on as the first batter of the inning in the bottom of the 6th inning. He hit a curve coming into the strike zone from the outside of the 4th pitch and ended up with a foul fly to third base. Pittsburgh was trailing 1-3 by this point amid Bae Ji-hwan’s silence.
However, Pittsburgh later scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the score at 3-3, and in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jason DeLay hit with one out and one on base. Here, Bae Ji-hwan, who was in his fourth at-bat of the game, hit Milwaukee pitcher Elvis Peguero’s stray slider and hit a ball that split right-center and rolled to the fence.
With this hit, Delay, the first base runner, went all the way to home, and Bae Ji-hwan, who ran until his helmet came off, also headed to third base. It was the first triple hit by Bae Ji-hwan, who made his major league debut last year, in 338 at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan, who led the team’s 4-3 comeback with his RBI, also scored by hitting home on Miguel Andujar’s timely hit from 1st and 3rd base with 2 outs.
Even in defense, Bae Ji-hwan was faithful to his role as a multi-player. After playing center field for 7 innings, he moved from defense to second base in the top of the 8th inning. Despite changing his position, Bae Ji-hwan played the game well without making any mistakes.
Pittsburgh got off to a difficult start today as starter Colin Selby gave up two walks in a row at the start of the first inning, and then allowed a three-run home run to Adames. However, in the bottom of the first inning, Key Brian Hayes’ solo shot came out and the chase began.
Pittsburgh, who took the mound in the second inning and started the game with Bailey Falter pitching 3⅔ innings without allowing a run, started a full-fledged counterattack in the mid to late game. Pittsburgh, which had a chance in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to Reynolds’ hit and Hayes’ walk, tied the score at 3-3 with consecutive timely hits from Jack Schwinsky (double) and Joshua Palacio (single).
Pittsburgh then managed to come back in the bottom of the 7th inning with Bae Ji-hwan’s triple and then scored with Anduha’s timely hit. Pittsburgh gave up an RBI single to Mark Canha in the top of the 8th inning, but overcame the crisis by turning the next batter into a double play, and held the defense to a scoreless score in the 9th inning, preserving the victory by one run.