Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan once again led the team to victory. More than anyone else, it was pitcher Vince Velasquez who was grateful for his performance.
Pittsburgh won a 5-0 away game against the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) St. Louis Cardinals held at Bush Stadium in St. Louis on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time).
Velázquez, who started as a starting pitcher, recorded 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings, achieving his first win of the season and a quality start at the same time.
Bae Ji-hwan, who supported Velázquez, showed Ho-bi twice. In the 4th inning, he collided with the 2nd and 3rd base fencers to catch Tyler O’Neill’s batted ball, and in the 5th inning with 2nd out and 1st base, he caught Alec Burleson’s batted ball with a diving catch.
Both O’Neill and Burleson made a dejected expression at Bae Ji-hwan’s lake rain.
Pittsburgh teammates couldn’t hide their surprise at Bae Ji-hwan’s lake fee. Velázquez, who escaped from the conceding crisis, expressed his gratitude to Bae Ji-hwan through an interview after the game.
“Thank you so much,” Velázquez said, “I think I should buy Bae Ji-hwan lunch or dinner in the city. I think I should buy him a drink.”
Bae Ji-hwan responded with a smile, 메이저사이트“Last time Velazquez bought me coffee, but this time I’ll have to buy something more expensive.”
Although it is still early in the season, Bae Ji-hwan is gradually expanding his position and gaining the trust of his teammates. Pittsburgh, which is running second in the Central Division of the National League, is also pleased with Bae Ji-hwan’s performance.
After winning the first game of the series, Pittsburgh will challenge St. Louis for a second consecutive win on the 15th. Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo will face off against St. Louis’ Jake Woodford.