Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh Pirates won 7 consecutive wins and took the lead in the Central Division of the National League. Bae Ji-hwan has gone hitless in four consecutive games, and his batting average is in the 10% range.
Pittsburgh won 2-0 in a home game against the Cincinnati Reds in the Major League held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
Pittsburgh, who won 7 consecutive victories from the Colorado Rockies on the 18th, recorded 16-7, surpassing the Milwaukee Brewers (16-7) and taking the lead in the Central Division of the National League.
It is the first time in four years since April 23, 2019 that Pittsburgh ranked first in the district alone.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter in center field,메이저사이트 but only struck out 1 hit in 3 at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan, who failed to hit a single hit in the four consecutive matches against Cincinnati, dropped his batting average to 0.206.
Pittsburgh scored first in the bottom of the first inning. Andrew McCutchen hit a double hit in front of the third baseman on first and third base, which was made safe by Ki Brian Hayes’ double and Tucupita Marcano’s hit, but Hayes, the third base runner, hit home and took the lead.
However, after that, Pittsburgh seldom scored an extra point.
Bae Ji-hwan also had two scoring opportunities, but failed to hit the right time. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, he was out with a fly ball to left fielder at 2nd base, and with a strikeout at 1st and 2nd base without a run at the end of the 7th inning.
However, the strikeout decision in the bottom of the 7th was disappointing. Bae Ji-hwan, who was aiming for a fake bunt and slush, was driven for 2 strikes, and struck out looking after Laver San Martin’s high slider. The ball flew higher than the strike zone, but the umpire called for a strike. Bae Ji-hwan expressed regret at the absurd decision.
Pittsburgh scored an extra run in the bottom of the 8th inning as the one-run game continued. In the bottom of the 8th inning, with 2 out and 2 base, Jack Suwinski hit a 1-run double to open the score to 2-0.
Pittsburgh starting pitcher Vince Velázquez pitched 7 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts, no runs, and won his 3rd win (2nd loss) of the season.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will take a day off and play three home games against the Los Angeles Dodgers from the 26th.