Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates contributed to the team’s joint lead by showing his first 4 on-base performance since his debut.
Bae Ji-hwan started as a 7th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 20th (Korean time).안전놀이터
Bae Ji-hwan, who took the first hit in the second inning with a chance to run on second base, retreated with a pitcher grounder. However, he hit an exciting long hit in his next at-bat. In the 4th inning with 1 out and 1st base, Bae Ji-hwan hit a double that exceeded the center fielder’s height and made 2nd and 3rd base. Later, he managed to score on a hit by Josh Palacios.
Bae Ji-hwan’s efforts also stood out. Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared as the lead batter in the 5th inning, hit a ground ball in the direction of first base, and he produced an infield hit with his quick feet. Bae Ji-hwan, who was on first base, stepped on third base with Andrew McCutchen’s hit and scored the second run on Brian Reynolds’ home run.
Bae Ji-hwan, who went to base with a straight walk in the sixth inning with two outs, reached second base when Palacios hit center-left, but Kibrian Hayes stopped shortstop ground ball. Bae Ji-hwan completed the 3-hit game by hitting another 1 RBI infield hit in the 8th inning with no 1st and 3rd base chances.
Bae Ji-hwan went 4 at bats, 3 hits, 1 RBI, 1 walk, and 2 runs, flying wildly. After his major league debut, he had the pleasure of achieving his first 4 on-base games. The season’s batting average rose from 0.237 to 0.254, and the OPS marked 0.652.
Recently, Bae Ji-hwan was criticized as a ‘black hole of other ships’ by the local media in the U.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh reaped a 13-3 victory thanks to Bae Ji-hwan’s performance. With this victory, Pittsburgh became 24-20, and tied for the lead with the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central Division. Here, he ran 2 wins in a row.