Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan showed his strengths in overtime and contributed to the team’s victory.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the first hitter 바카라사이트 and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) away game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 5 at-bats. The season batting average fell slightly from 0.240 to 0.239.
Pittsburgh has Ji-Hwan Bae (second baseman) – Brian Reynolds (left fielder) – Brian Hayes (third baseman) – Connor Cho (right fielder) – Jack Swinsky (center fielder) – Andy Rodriguez (designated hitter) – Leeover Peguero (shortstop) The lineup was formed in this order: -Alfonso Rivas (first baseman) -Jason DeLay (catcher). The starting pitcher is Mitch Keller.
Bae Ji-hwan continued his silence, unable to change the frustrating trend. He retired with a ground ball in three consecutive at-bats, and swallowed his disappointment by striking out in his fourth at-bat. Pittsburgh, which took the lead with Rivas’ RBI double in the top of the second inning, was also unable to score additional runs, and the game entered a lull after Wilson Contreras’ solo shot in the bottom of the sixth.
Eventually, the game between the two teams entered overtime, and Pittsburgh broke the 1-1 balance in the top of the 10th inning. Pittsburgh, which had runners on first and third base with no outs thanks to Peguero’s infield hit, took the lead with Andrew McCutchen’s RBI single and a timely hit, and then added one more point when the opponent threw a wild pitch. In addition, Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared with one out and second base on base, got on base with an infield hit and sent second base runner McCutchen to third base, and Pittsburgh added one point with Reynolds’ sacrifice fly with one out and runners on first and third base.
Bae Ji-hwan achieved his 22nd steal of the season by stealing second base after replacing the pitcher. However, Hayes struck out with 2 outs and runners on 2nd base, and it did not lead to a score.
Entering the bottom of the 10th inning with a three-run lead, Pittsburgh called closer David Bedner. After Las Numba’s fly ball, Paul Goldschmidt’s sacrifice fly contributed the score, but the game ended as the inning ended without allowing any additional runs. 4-2 Pittsburgh win. Coincidentally, the batted balls of Numba, Goldschmidt, and Nolan Gorman all flew to Bae Ji-hwan, who had moved his defensive position to center field.
Pittsburgh, which achieved a valuable victory, recorded 62 wins and 73 losses (0.459) and had a 4-game winning streak. ‘Ace’ Keller did his part in 6 innings, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 8 strikeouts, and 1 run, and the bullpen pitchers who followed performed a scoreless relay. Bedner, who took charge of the bottom of the 10th inning, achieved his 30th save of the season.