The momentum of Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) is frightening. It made the first three-hit game in his major league debut.
In the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Chicago White Sox held on the 8th (Korean time) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and second baseman and scored 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI and 2 runs, leading the team to 13-9. contributed to the victory.
Bae Ji-hwan made his first at-bat in the bottom of the 2nd inning with 2nd out and 2nd base. He caught Lucas Giolito’s three-pitch, four-seam fastball and hit it. The ball hit the glove of second baseman Elvis Andrews and was deflected to the outfield. The batted ball rolled at a slow speed, and in the meantime, Bae Ji-hwan reached second base. Second base runner Connor Joe stepped on home base and Pittsburgh turned 2-1.
At the end of the 4th inning, trailing 3-5, Bae Ji-hwan, who came out as the lead batter, attempted a surprise bunt. He showed hustle play by even sliding head first from first base. The centrifugal was out, but Pittsburgh requested a challenge and a safe was declared. Afterwards, Jason DeLay’s hit went to third base, and O’Neill Cruz’s 1 RBI timely hit scored. 토토사이트
Bae Ji-hwan came out in the third at-bat in a tight 7-7 situation with one out and second base in the 5th inning. He pushed Jake Dickman’s six-pitch sweeper for a hit in front of left field. Second base runner Joe made it to third base. Then Joe came home with a hit by Delay.
Pittsburgh continued to have offensive opportunities. Cruz reached base on a walk and became the bases loaded. This was followed by Brian Reynolds’ sweeping three RBI triple. As Reynolds made his way to third base, the White Sox threw to third base to catch Reynolds. However, Elvis Andrews’s throwing error came out and the ball fell backwards. Even Reynolds came home and widened the score to 12-7.
Bae Ji-hwan retired with a fly ball to right field in his fourth at-bat at the bottom of the 6th inning, and came out on his fifth at-bat with a chance to get 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base at the end of the 8th inning, leading 13-7. But he struck out and walked away. Bae Ji-hwan raised his season batting average from 0.222 to 0.304 with 3 hits in 5 at-bats.
Brian Reynolds was very active with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored. In the bottom of the 4th inning, which was the at-bat before the sweeping triple in the bottom of the 5th inning, he hit a come-from-behind 3-run home run and recorded his 5th home run of the season. He maintains a good sense of hitting with a batting average of 0.448 for the season.