Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan continued his two-game hitting streak. However, with Bae Ji-hwan’s unfortunate stealer in the 4th inning, the team suffered a crushing defeat as the mound completely collapsed.
In the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Chicago Cubs held on June 14 (Korean time) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, USA, Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and second baseman and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI and 1 strikeout in 3 at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average for the season rose slightly to 0.271.
On this day, Pittsburgh played Macano (shortstop) – Reynolds (designated hitter) – Swinsky (center fielder) – Santana (1st baseman) – Joe (left fielder) – Palacios (right fielder) – Hayes (3rd baseman) – Jihwan Bae (2nd baseman). Baseman) -Hedges (catcher) took the lead in the starting batting order.
In Pittsburgh, after two outs in the first inning, Swinsky hit a 93.9-mile four-seam fastball on the third pitch of opponent starter Tyyon, and hit a solo home run with a distance of 130m in the middle of the month.
However, Pittsburgh allowed a turnaround right away in the bottom of the first inning. Pittsburgh starting pitcher Ortiz allowed Happ a come-from-behind superiority three-run arch with a distance of 118 meters at the end of the first inning when he was in a crisis with one out on first and second base.
Pittsburgh, which started a counterattack, began pursuit with Bae Ji-hwan’s timely hit in the top of the second inning. After one out in the top of the second inning, Palacios went on base with a double in the left field. Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the first at-bat that day in the second out and third base opportunity that led to Heize’s second-base grounder, hit a 94-mile, four-seam fastball on the third pitch with a ball count of 1B-1S and hit a timely left-handed hit with 1 RBI. Bae Ji-hwan could not record a stolen base or a run due to a follow-up hit.
After that, Bae Ji-hwan entered the second at-bat with 먹튀검증one company on first base in the middle of the game, which was quiet for a while. Bae Ji-hwan reached first base with a ground ball from second base, and then attempted to steal second base in Hedges’ at-bat.
The ball thrown by the opposing catcher was thrown out of timing. The second base umpire’s first decision was safe. It seemed that the opponent’s glove did not touch Bae Ji-hwan’s body. However, he applied for a video challenge straight from the Chicago Cubs bench. As a result, it was confirmed that Bae Ji-hwan touched the opponent’s glove before reaching second base, and it was overturned as an out. He was an unsatisfactory stealer who poured cold water in the chase atmosphere.
In the top of the 6th inning, Pittsburgh’s lead hitter, Swinsky, hit a solo home run with a 125m distance to tie the game and balance the score 3 to 3.
However, Pittsburgh took the lead again at the end of the 6th inning when Ortiz allowed 1 out, 1st and 2nd base crisis, and the changed pitcher Moreta hit Mavis with a 1 RBI turnover timely hit.
At the beginning of the 7th inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the third at-bat with no runners out, was struck out on the fourth pitch by a changed pitcher, Merriweather, on a swing.
Pittsburgh’s mound completely collapsed at the end of the 7th inning. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Pittsburgh started with a push-off duo from the bases loaded crisis with 1 RBI from Swanson and 2 RBIs from Gomes. In an instant, the score difference widened to 3 to 8.
In the end, Pittsburgh suffered a crushing defeat 3-11 while allowing an additional run at the end of the 8th inning. Bae Ji-hwan was replaced by Castro at the plate in the beginning of the ninth inning to finish the game. With this loss, Pittsburgh, which recorded 34 wins and 31 losses in the season, maintained first place in the Central Division of the National League.