Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Bae Ji-hwan (24) defeated the Cy Young Young candidate. With his best weapon, his feet, he added one infield hit and ran first in the entire major league in this category with a total of 12.
Bae Ji-hwan started as a 7th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 major league home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 20th (Korean time), 4 at-bats, 3 hits토스카지노, 1 RBI, 2 runs, 1 walk, 4 on-base game unfolded
Pittsburgh, which exploded 17 hits including 3 hits by Bae Ji-hwan, won a 13-3 victory over Arizona. It was a game that destroyed Jack Gallen, Arizona’s ace and National League Cy Young Award candidate.
Galen had been active this season with 6 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 2.45 and 70 strikeouts in 9 games (57⅓ innings) before taking the mound. However, on this day, he collapsed with 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs (4 earned) in 3⅔ innings, and suffered his second loss of the season, and his earned run average rose to 2.95.
Bae Ji-hwan, who was out with a pitcher grounder in the first at-bat in the second inning after being hit by Galen, connected a chance to one out, second and third base with a double that exceeded the center fielder’s height in the fourth inning. He hit Galen’s 91.5 mph four-seam fastball that came high from the outside on the second pitch and produced a long hit. The next hitter, Josh Palacios, scored 2 RBIs in a timely manner, and Pittsburgh defeated Galen with a 7-run big inning.
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Even after Galen went down, Bae Ji-hwan’s activities continued. Coming out as the leadoff hitter, he got on base with an infield hit to first base in the fifth inning. While Arizona first baseman Christian Walker was catching a ground ball, pitcher Anthony Misiewitz came in as base cover, but it was after Bae Ji-hwan passed first base. Andrew McCutchen’s hit followed by Brian Reynolds’ three-run home run, providing a springboard for three additional runs.
This hit was Bae Ji-hwan’s 12th infield hit this season, which was the first in the major leagues. Of the 30 hits recorded by Bae Ji-hwan this year, 12 were infield hits, accounting for 40% of the total. The long run of Bae Ji-hwan, who ranks first in the major leagues with a running distance of 4.06 seconds from home to first base, is shining.
Bae Ji-hwan went on base with a walk in the 6th inning, and in the last at-bat in the 8th inning, he hit the tip of the shortstop’s glove and hit a timely one RBI hit that fell in front of the center fielder. With his third three-hit game of the season, Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average rose from 2.37 to 2.54 (30 hits in 118 at-bats).