Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), who was named on the major league opening roster for the first time in his life, began the 2023 season in a good mood by hitting multiple hits (two or more hits in one game) and stealing two bases in the opening game.
Bae Ji-hwan started as a second baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visiting game against Cincinnati held at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 31st (Korean time), 2 hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. He did a great job with 2 runs scored.
Bae Ji-hwan was also the protagonist of the final score.
Bae Ji-hwan created a rare scene from the first at-bat.
With no runners out in the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan attempted a surprise bunt at opponent starter Hunter Green’s first ball at 162 km/h.
The ball went over the pitcher and landed in front of the second baseman, and Bae Ji-hwan reached first base with ease.
In the second at-bat, he showed off his batting talent.
After one out in the 4th inning, where the score was 1-1, Bae Ji-hwan attacked Green’s 160 km/h fastball and hit a double that flew toward the left fielder.
‘Runner Bae Ji-hwan’ was more powerful.
Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing third base and shook the Cincinnati battery.
After giving up a walk to Austin Hedges, Green passed the mound to Fernando Cruz.
Cruise also allowed consecutive walks to O’Neill Cruise and Brian Reynolds, and Bae Ji-hwan stepped home. 카지노사이트
Pittsburgh scored 3 runs in the 4th inning when Andrew McCutcheon also got a kick-off walk and got a chance to score with Bae Ji-hwan’s double as a signal.
In the 5th inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who suffered the misfortune of a well-hit ball flying right in front of the center fielder, appeared as the leading hitter in the 8th inning when the match was 4-4, got a walk and stole second base.
Pittsburgh made good use of Bae Ji-hwan’s pioneering ideas and opportunities created by his quick feet. Bae Ji-hwan, who reached third base with Hedges’ sacrifice bunt, stepped home on Cruise’s sacrifice fly to left field. It was the final score of the day.
Bae Ji-hwan moved from second base to center fielder in the defense at the bottom of the 9th inning and finished the game in the outfield. Pittsburgh first baseman Choi Ji-man was absent that day.
Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 5-4, and the main contributor to the victory was Bae Ji-hwan.