Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan gave a great help to the team’s victory.
On the 15th토토사이트 (hereinafter Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman 7 times in an away game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Camden Yard Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and led the team to a 4-0 victory with 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
Pittsburgh broke a four-game losing streak and recorded 22 wins and 19 losses, chasing the Milwaukee Brewers, the leader of the NL Central Division, by 1.5 games. Milwaukee defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-6 that day and won three games in a row.
It has been 18 days since Bae Ji-hwan scored an RBI on the 27th of last month against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And on April 18, 27 days after the game against the Colorado Rockies, he played his 4th multi-RBI game of the season. The season record was a batting average of 0.243 (26 hits in 107 bats), 2 homers, 11 RBIs, 18 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.623.
Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the lead batter in the top of the second inning with a 1-0 lead, struck out on a swing by opposing starter Kyle Gibson’s 92-mile inside sinker.
However, in the top of the 3rd inning, he hit a decisive timely hit and widened the score to 4-0. Pittsburgh created opportunities for first and second bases after leader Brian Reynolds went on base with a knockout, and after one out, Jack Swinsky got a walk. Ki Brian Hayes then added a point with a right-handed hit, and then pitched Pita Marcano’s bunt to connect the chances with 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base.
In the second at-bat, Bae Ji-hwan pulled Gibson’s 92-mile fastball straight into the body, grazed the side of the first baseman, and scored a clean hit that flowed in front of the right fielder, calling in both runners.
Bae Ji-hwan failed to steal the base three times in a row until the game against Baltimore that day. AFP Yonhap News
However, Bae Ji-hwan was tagged out while attempting to steal second base while Josh Palacios was at bat. He ran to second base with a ball count of 1B2S, but pitcher Gibson, who saw this, threw it to second base and died.
Following the 7th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 6th and the 7th against Baltimore on the 13th, the number of base steals in the season increased to 4 due to failure to steal 3 bases in a row. Bae Ji-hwan, who is staying with 14 stolen bases, widened the gap to Oakland Athletics’ Eteuri Luis (18), who is the leader in this category, and Ronaldo Acuna Jr. (17), the second-ranked Atlanta Braves, to 4 and 3, respectively.
Pittsburgh starting pitcher Mitch Kelly gave up 4 hits and 13 strikeouts in 7 innings and won 5 wins (1 loss) of the season. Kelly is attracting attention as he stopped with 5 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less in 8 consecutive games, excluding the opening game this season. Following a shutout win against the Colorado Rockies on the 9th, he blocked two games in a row with no runs, lowering his ERA to 2.38.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will take a day off on the 16th, play two consecutive away games against the Detroit Tigers on the 17th and 18th, then return home on the 19th and continue with six consecutive home games against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.