It can’t be more persistent than this… ‘4 at-bats, 29 pitches, tenacious game’ Bae Ji-hwan, 8G consecutive hits + 23rd stolen base, great performance

 He hit well, ran well, picked well, and caught well. Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) contributed to the team’s victory with all-round performance in offense, base running, and defense.

Bae Ji-hwan started as the number one hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Washington Nationals held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 14th (Korean time) and performed well with 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 runs, 1 walk, and 1 stolen base. He played full-count games in all four of his at-bats, and his baseball skills were outstanding, allowing him to throw as many as 29 pitches, and he also recorded his 23rd stolen base of the season with his specialty, foot baseball, in Nusang.

Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning, fought tenaciously against Washington starter Jackson Rutledge, going all the way to the 7th pitch. With a 3-2 full count, Bae Ji-hwan targeted a changeup on the 7th pitch and made a heavy hit. Bae Ji-hwan, who reported a hit from his first at-bat, continued his hitting streak of 8 consecutive games starting before the Milwaukee Brewers on the 6th. Bae Ji-hwan, who advanced to second base on a hit by Brian Reynolds, scored the go-ahead run when Key Brian Hayes hit a timely double.

Bae Ji-hwan, who again became the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the second inning, once again engaged in a full count that went all the way to 7 pitches. Bae Ji-hwan hit a changeup on the 7th pitch, but unfortunately the well-hit ball ended up being a fly ball to right field.

Bae Ji-hwan, who took his third at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning with one out and no runner on base, once again tormented Rutledge. He singled out two consecutive pitches with the ball count 2-2, forcing him to throw six pitches and get on base on a walk. Bae Ji-hwan, who made the opposing pitcher throw as many as 20 pitches in three at-bats, tormented Rutledge by breaking through the checks and even recording a stolen base. Bae Ji-hwan, who advanced to third base due to an opponent’s error while stealing a base, also scored the second run of the day when Reynolds’ two-run home run.

Bae Ji-hwan, who came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out and no runner on base, also played hard baseball against Washington bullpen pitcher Joe Lasosa. Bae Ji-hwan, who hit three foul balls at full count, fought tenaciously until he reached nine pitches, but retired after striking out on a slider with a foul tip.

Bae Ji-hwan, who showed off his snow and foot baseball skills, also showed good defense in the 7th inning. In the top of the 7th inning, with 2 outs and no runners on base, Washington CJ Abrams’ batted ball stretched straight toward right-center field. Bae Ji-hwan, who was chasing a batted ball, almost got into a dangerous situation when right fielder Joshua Palacios attempted a sliding catch, but he calmly captured the point of the falling ball and caught the batted ball without colliding.토토사이트

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, which was ahead 7-1 until the 4th inning, gave up 1 run in the 5th inning and 3 runs in the 6th inning to fall to 7-5. Pittsburgh closer David Bednar, who came on the mound in the top of the 9th inning, gave up a walk, a hit, and a single, allowing the team to trail 7-6. In the ensuing crisis with no outs on first and second base, Bednar got the first out with a ground ball and then walked again, putting the bases loaded with one out. However, Bednar struck out Abrams, and Bae Ji-hwan handled the next batter, Lane Thomas’s hit to center field, to preserve the victory. Pittsburgh took the winning series with Washington by recording two consecutive wins after losing one game in three games.

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