Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who hit an impressive walk-off home run in front of home fans the day before, played an active role as a leadoff today.

Bae Ji-hwan started as the first hitter and shortstop against the Houston Astros in the 2023 major league game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the 13th (Korean time) and recorded no hits, two walks, and one stolen base in two at-bats.

Bae Ji-hwan, who struck out Houston starter Jose Urquidi on a swing at the end of the first inning, recorded his first on-base in the third at-bat, with two outs and no runners. In the unfavorable situation of 1-2 ball count, he showed a good starting plan by picking three balls in a row and getting a walk.토토사이트

Bae Ji-hwan, who succeeded in getting on base, stopped the start as soon as Urquidi threw the first pitch against Brian Reynolds, the follow-up hitter. The bold attempt caught the opponent’s battery off guard, and Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing the third base of the season.

Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared as the lead batter in the 6th inning, caught Urquidi’s fastball and sent it to the outfield. The missed ball could have been a lucky hit, but it was unfortunately blocked by Houston left fielder Corey Jerks’ sliding catch.

Bae Ji-hwan walked again in the last at-bat after two outs in the 8th inning, completing a multi-on-base game. The next hitter, Reynolds, succeeded in advancing to third base, but Bae Ji-hwan could not even score a run as Andrew McCutchen struck out in the second out, first and third base chances.

Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average, which did not record a hit, fell from 0.242 to 0.229. His on-base percentage improved slightly from 0.265 to 0.289.

On the other hand, Choi Ji-man, who recently hit a home run in two consecutive games and raised the sense of hitting, missed the game that day. Pittsburgh lost 0-7 with only 3 hits and no score.

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