Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) flew with his long hair waving twice this time. A fellow pitcher who deleted the run thanks to Bae Ji-hwan said thank you and said he would buy rice. Above all, Bae Ji-hwan stands out as a ‘megaton class’ star at the moment when he plays the best. Another colleague praised Bae Ji-hwan repeatedly, saying, “I’m not afraid.”
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League away game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 14th (Korean time), and played an active part with 1 hit and 1 point in 4 at-bats.
On this day, Bae Ji-hwan’s true value shone even more in defense. In the bottom of the 4th inning, the two teams were tied 0-0, with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base. St. Louis Tyler O’Neill’s batted ball went straight toward the middle wall. Bae Ji-hwan, who saw this, sprinted and, after colliding with the fence, fell and snatched his batted ball. He was a hohobi who did not spare himself to the extent that even the hat he was wearing was taken off.
This was not the end. With the two teams still facing each other 0-0, the situation with 2 out on 1st base. This time, Alec Burelson’s slightly off-the-cuff hit went to Bae Ji-hwan’s front. As soon as he saw the ball hit by the bat, Bae Ji-hwan rushed in and succeeded in a sliding catch. Bae Ji-hwan took the ball he caught out of his glove and looked at it, then stood up and smiled brightly. It was a scene where he could see his star castle.
There was one player who received more strength than anyone else thanks to Bae Ji-hwan, and that was Pittsburgh starter Vince Velasquez. He achieved his first win of the season by pitching well with 3 hits메이저사이트, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings that day. Pittsburgh won 5-0 that day. If it had not been for Bae Ji-hwan’s Hosobi, the flow of the match could have headed for St. Louis.
After the game, MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, called Bae Ji-hwan ‘Bae (Bae Ji-hwan’s last name)-by’ (Baby) and praised Bae, saying, “The Pittsburgh rookie saved two jewels.” Bae Ji-hwan’s hobi wasn’t the first game that day. In the match against Boston on the 5th, Bae Ji-hwan moved to center field in the second half of the game and showed off a ‘super catch’ by throwing himself on the fence.
Velazquez can’t be so grateful to Bae Ji-hwan. According to MLB.com, Velázquez expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you very much. I am thinking about what kind of compensation I should give to Bae Ji-hwan. I should buy him lunch or dinner.”
Bae Ji-hwan also responded nicely. He said, “After the Boston match, Colin Holderman bought me coffee. Velasquez (my lake fee) is twice, so I think I should buy something more expensive.”
A hustle play that flutters the body with long hair. He always stirs the ground with a lively appearance. Korean fans are cheering Bae Ji-hwan generously, saying that he is overflowing with ‘starness’. His teammates are already acknowledging his star quality. Connor Joe, who played in left field, raised his thumb, saying, “It’s not easy to play fence because it hurts. But Bae Ji-hwan is not afraid. He has good athletic ability. Just watching him radiate energy is a lot of fun.” He praised the fearless Bae Ji-hwan.
Pittsburgh’s starting shortstop O’Neill Cruz will be out for four months due to a broken leg. Meanwhile, Bae Ji-hwan, who can play not only second baseman and shortstop, but also outfielder, perfectly fills his void. MLB.com said, “Although he will occasionally play as a shortstop, Bae Ji-hwan will mainly play as a second baseman.” A staple of Pittsburgh’s lineup.”