Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) showed another storm run and created an infield hit. Although the team lost, Bae Ji-hwan played a stable role in the offense and defense.먹튀검증
On the 18th (Korean time), in the 2023 Major League (MLB) away game against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Bae Ji-hwan recorded 1 hit in 4 at bats as the 7th hitter and center fielder. He maintained a batting average of 0.269 for the season. His OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was 0.677.
Bae Ji-hwan took his first at-bat in the top of the second inning when the two teams were tied 0-0, with no runners out. Milwaukee’s starting pitcher is Wade Miley. Bae Ji-hwan hit the body sinker (approximately 149km) at the end of the game to the 6th pitch, but lowered his head with an ordinary third baseman ground ball.
Bae Ji-hwan took his second at-bat as the lead batter in the top of the 5th inning, with the team trailing 0-2. At this time, Bae Ji-hwan made a surprise attempt to bunt at Miley’s first ball cutter (140.6km) and sprinted all the way to first base, but was out. The bunt ball rolled between the first baseman and the pitcher, but Miley, who overcame the reverse movement after the pitch, vigorously stretched out his glove and caught it well.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers clashed on the 18th (Korean time) at American Family Field located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Pittsburgh ace Mitch Keller is fighting back on this day.
In the top of the 7th, the team continued to trail 0-4. Bae Ji-hwan entered the third at-bat in the second out and first base opportunity. Bae Ji-hwan’s hit came out here. The opposing pitcher is left-handed sidearm Hobby Milner. Bae Ji-hwan swung the bat at the third pitch sinker (140.8km) in a situation where the ball count was unfavorable to 0-2. The ball hit by Bae Ji-hwan bounced once, brushed the pitcher’s glove, and fell backwards. Milner ran back again and tried to catch the ball, but Bae Ji-hwan had already taken first base. An infield hit created by Bae Ji-hwan’s stormy run. Pittsburgh continued their chance to load bases with two out on Mathias’ walk, but failed to score as Hedges retired on a catcher pop-fly.
Bae Ji-hwan attempted the last blow in the 2nd out 1st base opportunity in the bottom of the 9th inning when the team trailed 0-5. The opposing pitcher is Trevor Megill. Bae Ji-hwan struck out looking at the knuckle curve (140.8km) on the 5th ball count 1-2.
Bae Ji-hwan showed a stable appearance in defense as well. In the bottom of the third inning, the two teams tied 0-0. Leading batter Keller crossed the height of the shortstop and hit a line drive that landed in the middle left. As the batted ball quickly rolled into the left-middle outfield, center fielder Bae Ji-hwan quickly ran towards the ball and caught it. Then, without delay, he sprayed the ball toward second base and perfectly blocked Keller from aiming for second base. It was a moment when Bae Ji-hwan’s sincere play that kept the basics stood out.
Then, in the bottom of the 5th, Pittsburgh trailed 0-2. Leading batter Joey Wimmer hit a deep ball to center field. Even when the sunlight was pouring in the outfield, Bae Ji-hwan did not take his eyes off the ball, and calmly stepped back toward his landing spot. Eventually, after stepping on the warning track, Bae Ji-hwan went near the fence and succeeded in catching him. After catching the ball, Bae Ji-hwan even bumped his back against the fence. It was a scene where Bae Ji-hwan’s batting judgment and wide fielding range shined.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers clashed on the 18th (Korean time) at American Family Field located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Joy Wemer, who scored in the third inning, shares the joy with his teammates in the dugout.
Despite Bae Ji-hwan’s performance, Pittsburgh gave up the game. With this loss, Pittsburgh fell into a 5-game losing streak. With a record of 34 wins and 35 losses this season, the 50% win rate collapsed. On the other hand, Milwaukee of the same National League West division recorded 36 wins and 34 losses with two consecutive victories. The ranking also maintained the first place in the district. Milwaukee took the lead with one big shot in the third inning. After lead hitter Karatini went on base with a hit to left center, follow-up Wimmer hit a two-run four that went over the right wall. In the 5th inning, with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, Telles hit a timely double with 2 RBIs that fell in the middle right.
Pittsburgh starting pitcher Keller, who showed a good performance with 8 wins, 2 losses and an ERA of 3.41 before the match, suffered his third loss of the season, shaking with 5 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts and 4 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings. On the other hand, Milwaukee starter Miley took 2 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs in 5 innings, winning his 4th win (2 losses) of the season. Both teams recorded 6 hits each, but Milwaukee took the lead in concentration, hitting 2 home runs.