He showed the true value of his quick feet. Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) once again led the team to victory with lightning speed.메이저놀이터
On the 12th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th batter and second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game against the New York Mets held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
Thanks to Bae Ji-hwan’s come-from-behind goal, Pittsburgh defeated the Mets 2-1. Pittsburgh, who finished the series with 2 wins and 1 loss, rose to the sole lead in the National League (NL), beating the Milwaukee Brewers by one game with 34 wins and 30 losses. On the other hand, the Mets finished fourth in the NL East with a record of 31 wins and 35 losses.
Bae Ji-hwan (center) is welcomed and headed to the dugout after scoring the final goal against the Mets on the 12th. /AFPBBNews=News1
The first long hit in June – a come-from-behind victory, made with Bae Ji-hwan’s feet
Bae Ji-hwan, who was hot with a batting average of 0.304 in May, seemed to slow down somewhat in June. However, he consistently produced hits and this day was no different. Above all, it was nice to see his first long hit in June.
In the bottom of the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who was back with a grounder from 1st base to 2nd baseman, scored a right-handed hit in the bottom of the 4th inning when the two teams faced each other 1-1, with one out and no runners, and then technically attacked Carrasco’s 4th pitched low-falling changeup to make a quick return. He dug into second base with his feet. The batted ball itself was a single hit, but Bae Ji-hwan’s quick feet allowed it to be a long hit.
Bae Ji-hwan, who ran to third base during Carrasco’s wild throw, easily stepped home with Tucupita Macano’s right-handed hit. 2-1 come-from-behind.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, when the team was leading 2-1, he hit the third baseman and retired with a double stroke. In the last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning, he struck out, but defended the team victory. Bae Ji-hwan, who had been playing stable defense as second baseman, moved to center field with the start of the 8th inning. In the bottom of the ninth, he caught the last batter Mark Carna’s fly ball and ended the game himself.
Bae Ji-hwan (left) played both second base and center field at the same time. /AFPBBNews=News1
Keller dragged Bae Ji-hwan-Swinsky pushed, McCutchen 2000 hits bang!
Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller led the team to victory with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. He posted his 8th win (2 losses) of the season and lowered his ERA from 3.60 to 3.41. On the other line, Jack Swinsky, who fired a solo shot at the bottom of the 4th inning, shared the team victory with Bae Ji-hwan.
Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average slightly decreased from 0.271 to 0.270, but he scored his 32nd run and ranked third in the team after Brian Reynolds (34 points) and Ki-Brian Hayes (33 points).
Meanwhile, ‘Pirate Captain’ Andrew McCutchen, who started as the first batter, got a hit from the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, becoming the 294th MLB player and the 5th active player with 2,000 hits. After being nominated in the first round by Pittsburgh in 2005, he debuted in the big leagues in 2009 and played an active role. In particular, the record set after returning to his home team this season is more meaningful.
“At first I thought I could get 3,000 hits,” McCutchen said, according to MLB.com. “It took me a few years to figure out that if you don’t play until you’re in your 40s, that’s not going to happen. Then I thought I could get 2,000 hits.” did,” he said. This is still a valuable enough record to put your name on the league history.