Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) once again made the game of his life. Leader Nie recorded his first three hits in his debut this time when he hit his first home run three days earlier.
On the 8th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman and 8th hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Chicago White Sox held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and recorded 3 hits in 5 at bats. Bae Ji-hwan, who scored 1 RBI and 2 runs, raised his batting average from 0.222 to 0.304 at once. Choi Ji-man was absent on this day.먹튀검증
Bae Ji-hwan, who hit his MLB debut home run in an away game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on the 5th, passing the Green Monster, turned his bat sharply again on the 6th, following his 4-for-1 hit against Boston.
Bae Ji-hwan’s true value was revealed from the end of the second episode. At the end of the second inning, first batter Carlos Santana’s solo home run tied the score at 1-1, and Bae Ji-hwan’s opportunity came after Kono Jo hit a double after two outs. Bae Ji-hwan did not miss this opportunity.
Bae Ji-hwan, who did not miss a four-seam fastball coming into the middle in a two-ball situation, ran up to second base without missing the moment when the ball was deflected by the opponent’s second baseman Elvis Andrews’ glove and rolled effortlessly in front of the center fielder. Bae Ji-hwan turned a ball that could have ended with a single hit into a long hit with his quick feet. Bae Ji-hwan scored an RBI as second base runner Joe stepped home.
Bae Ji-hwan once again showed off his quick feet as the lead batter at the end of the 4th inning when the team trailed 3-5. He ran to first base on a surprise bunt that rolled in front of pitcher Lucas Giolito. The original decision was out, but as a result of the video review, it was corrected to safe and it became a hit.
Bae Ji-hwan’s lead hitter was precious to Pittsburgh. This is because, in a situation where he was trailing by two points, he succeeded in reversing with consecutive hits. Bae Ji-hwan, who reached third base with Jason DeLay’s hit, scored on O’Neal Cruz’s timely hit. On top of that, Brian Reynolds’ three-run homer put Pittsburgh ahead again, 7-5.
Bae Ji-hwan’s activities are not over yet. At the end of the 5th inning, when the score was tied 7-7, after Joe hit a double after two deaths, Bae Ji-hwan continued his chances for first and third bases with another hit to the left. With this hit, Bae Ji-hwan recorded 3 hits in his first game in his debut.
With Pittsburgh leading 8-7 with Delay’s timely hit, Reynolds’ sweeping triple came when Cruz’s walk made the bases loaded. Bae Ji-hwan, who was a runner on third base, scored the second run, and Pittsburgh widened the score to 12-7 as the opposing second baseman, Andrews, hit the home runner, Reynolds, due to an error by opposing second baseman Andrews.
At the end of the 6th inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the 4th at-bat with no runners on 2 out, ended up with a fly to the right fielder. At the end of the 8th inning, with 1 out on 2nd and 3 base, Bae Ji-hwan struck out on a missed swing in his 5th at-bat.
On this day, Pittsburgh defeated the Chicago White Sox 13-9 and won their first home opener in 5 years, adding to Joe’s three doubles, 4 hits in 5 at-bats, and Reynolds’ 6 RBIs with a home run and 3 bases. did. Pittsburgh continued its four-game winning streak.