Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates could not laugh even after recording a hit.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th batter and second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 21st (Korean time), recording 1 hit in 4 at bats. His batting average remained at 0.254, the same as the day before.
Bae Ji-hwan, who stepped away with a grounder from second baseman in the first at-bat, appeared as the lead batter in the bottom of the 4th inning and hit opponent starter Brandon Pott’s first fastball to create a heavy hit. However, he was caught on a throw by catcher Gabriel Moreno while attempting to steal second base and was tagged out.메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan seemed to be challenging the competition for the stealing title by achieving double-digit steals until the beginning of this month, but he failed to steal a base for more than two weeks after achieving his 12th steal of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 6th.
The team lost to Arizona 3-4. Even after giving up the first run, Kibrian Hayes’ 3 RBIs and 3 bases at the end of the 3rd inning succeeded in turning the game around, but Corbin Carroll’s 1 RBI and a timely hit in the top of the 6th inning and Pavin Smith’s two-run four in the top of the 7th took the lead away.
Starting pitcher Mitch Keller was unable to secure a win even after pitching well with 3 hits (1 home run), 8 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings.