Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh, who started the game as a top hitter, succeeded in hitting multiple on-base. Teammate Choi Ji-man (32) was excluded from the starting lineup due to an injury.
Bae Ji-hwan started as Pittsburgh’s first hitter and shortstop in the 2023 Major League away match against St. Louis at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 15th (Korean time). Bae Ji-hwan took up the position of shortstop for the second time after the injury of shortstop O’Neill Cruz.
Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared in the first at-bat in the first inning, succeeded in reaching base as the lead batter by recording a ball that hit his body after a 4-pitch game. However, as the next batter, Brian Reynolds, hit a double hit that led to the second baseman, shortstop, and first baseman, Bae Ji-hwan also returned to the dugout without scoring.
Afterwards, Bae Ji-hwan came out as the lead batter in the 3rd inning,메이저사이트 but withdrew with a ground ball to the second baseman, and in the 5th inning, he struck out on a foul tip on an outside fastball and was out.
However, Bae Ji-hwan eventually added a hit. After two outs in the top of the 7th inning, he went to bat and pushed a low fastball to record a hit to left field. Left fielder Tyler O’Neill, who had previously played the ball, threw himself, but was hit by a glove and bounced off the base, succeeding in reaching base. Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing second base and created a scoring opportunity, but failed to score.
On this day, Bae Ji-hwan recorded 1 hit and 1 stolen base in 4 at-bats and 3 at-bats. He achieved a two-game hitting streak, and is recording his fourth consecutive stolen base success without a miss since the season opener. His season batting average rose from 0.231 to 0.238.
Meanwhile, the game ended in Pittsburgh’s 0-3 loss. Pittsburgh collapsed with consecutive double hits in the first and second chances. He was 1-for-7 in scoring position, and eight of his 11 on-base attempts were left on base. After starter Yohan Oviedo, who pitched well with 1 run in 7 innings, went down, he gave up 2 runs at the end of the 8th inning and gave up the game completely.
Choi Ji-man felt pain in his left ankle and was removed from the lineup right before the game. Originally, Choi Ji-man was scheduled to play as the fourth batter and first baseman, but due to sudden pain, right-handed hitter Connor Joe took over Choi Ji-man’s position.