Despite Bae Ji-hwan’s great success, Pittsburgh collapsed due to a large number of runs.
On the 30th (hereinafter Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
Bae Ji-hwan was silent at the beginning of the game. Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the first at-bat in the top of the second inning when there were no runners out, retreated with a pitcher grounder. Then, in the 5th inning as the lead batter, he only grounded the second baseman.
In the beginning of the 7th inning, when the team was chasing 2-6, Bae Ji-hwan scored a heavy hit by targeting opposing starter Anthony Desclafani’s low slider while second base was unharmed. This is the last 11 games on the curb and 2 consecutive hits.
The hit served as a scoring link for Pittsburgh. In the ensuing 1st and 3rd bases, when the follow-up hitter Rodolfo Castro grounded the infield, third base runner Connor Joe stepped on the home and added a run.메이저놀이터
At that time, Bae Ji-hwan advanced to third base, but failed to score. In the last ninth at-bat, he withdrew with a ground ball to first base.
Bae Ji-hwan’s sense of hitting is at its peak. He has posted a batting average of 0.400 (8 hits in 20 at-bats) and an OPS of 0.979 in the last 7 games. However, he maintained a batting average of 0.275 for the season.
Despite Bae Ji-hwan’s performance, Pittsburgh showed a lethargic appearance that day. Pittsburgh conceded a whopping 8 points in the bottom of the 7th inning, giving San Francisco the chance to win.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh lost 4-14 to San Francisco despite Jack Swinsky’s two RBIs including a multi-homer. They recently fell into a 2-game losing streak.
The season record was 26 wins and 26 losses, with a 1.5 game gap with the Milwaukee Brewers, who ranked first in the Central Division of the National League.