Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan produced hits and RBIs.
On the 15th (Korean time),안전놀이터 Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th batter and second baseman in an away game against the Baltimore Orioles in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. On this day, he went 4-for-1 with 1 hit and 2 RBI.
Pittsburgh also beat Baltimore 4-0. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller recorded 4 hits, 13 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings. He rescued the team from a 4-game losing streak. Pittsburgh recorded a season record of 22 wins and 19 losses. 2nd place in the Central Division of the National League. On the other hand, Baltimore’s 4-game winning streak was halted. The season record is 26 wins and 14 losses.
Bae Ji-hwan struck out in his first at-bat. He came on as the leadoff hitter in the second inning, but missed the bat on opposing starter Kyle Gibson’s 92.5 mph sinker ball.
And he hit a crucial timely hit in the second at-bat in the third inning. Bae Ji-hwan hit Gibson’s first 92 mph fastball when he had a chance to score with 2nd and 3rd base and turned it into a right-handed hit. In the meantime, all the runners on base stepped home and scored 2 RBIs. Bae Ji-hwan, who went on base, tried to steal the base, but was out.
He did not get on base in the third at-bat in the fifth inning. Bae Ji-hwan attacked Gibson’s 83.6 mile changeup during the scoring chance with 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, but the ball was caught as a grounder on 1st base.
In the fourth at-bat in the eighth inning, he had no hits. On first base safely, he hit a grounder in front of the pitcher. A situation that could have led to death. However, Bae Ji-hwan sprinted to first base and got a safe decision.
Pittsburgh also took the lead in the first inning with Carlos Santana’s one RBI and timely hit. And in the 3rd inning, with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, Hayes’ 1 RBI right-handed hit and Bae Ji-hwan’s 2 RBIs were tied to widen the score gap.
Keller also kept the scoring support of the other line well. He put on a strikeout show like a god and put the opponent’s batting line to rest. Colin Holderman (2 hits, 2 strikeouts, no runs in 1 inning) and David Bedner (2 hits, 2 strikeouts, no runs in 1 inning), who took over the mound, also secured the victory.