Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) knocked out Jack Gallen (Arizona Diamondbacks), one of the best pitchers in the National League (NL) this year, with a double and laid the stepping stone for mass scoring.
Bae Ji-hwan played as second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game against Arizona at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 20th (Korean time), hitting 3 hits in 4 at-bats and scoring 2 runs with 1 RBI. He contributed to the team’s 13-3 victory.
He also picked up a walk and went on base four times in a game for the first time since entering the big leagues. So far, Bae Ji-hwan has recorded 3 bases only 5 times.
Bae Ji-hwan, who hit his 7th multi-hit (more than 2 hits in one game) with his 4th double of the season, raised his season batting average to 0.254.
Galen was a pitcher who had led the NL in most wins (6 wins) and threw stably with an ERA of 2.35 until the day before, but on this day, he was scolded by the clubs of Pittsburgh batters.
Bae Ji-hwan, who stepped back with a ground ball in front of the pitcher in the first at-bat in the second inning, fired a signal for a “big inning” (more than four runs in one inning) in the second at-bat with one out and one base in the fourth inning, where the score was 1-1.
When Gallon’s fast ball came in high outside, he pushed it with the determination and hit a double that easily exceeded the center fielder’s height.
Soon after, Bae Ji-hwan stepped home on Josh Palacios’ two RBIs and a timely hit to the left.
After widening the gap to 3-1, Pittsburgh scored 7 runs in just the 4th inning with a push walk and Jack Swinsky’s 3 RBI double.
Gallen gave up eight runs in 3⅔innings and walked away. This is the second time he has failed to complete the 5th inning this season.메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan came out as the lead batter in the 5th inning and stepped on first base with an infield hit by the first baseman. The pitcher, who came in with first base cover, shot first with his quick feet before stepping on the base.
Bae Ji-hwan scored the second run of the day on Brian Reynolds’ left-center homer after going to third base when Andrew McCutcheon hit.
Bae Ji-hwan, who chose to walk in the 6th inning, put catcher José Herrera on the mound instead of the pitcher, and in the 8th inning raised the white flag, hit a timely hit that rolled in front of the center fielder from 1st and 3rd base safely.
Pittsburgh’s 12th score and Bae Ji-hwan’s 12th RBI of the season were engraved on the electronic board at the same time.