Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan scored a hit, but could not prevent the team from losing.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the first hitter and shortstop in the 2023 major league game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at St. Louis Busch Stadium on the 15th (Korean time).
Bae Ji-hwan went 1 hit in 3 at-bats and reached base twice with one hit ball. He also recorded one stolen base. However, Bae Ji-hwan could not come home. The season batting average rose from 0.231 to 0.238. Pittsburgh lost 0-3 with a collapsed bullpen.
Bae Ji-hwan went on base with a hit ball in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. However, the chance was canceled due to the double hit of the next hitter, Brian Reynolds. Bae Ji-hwan appeared as the lead batter in the top of the 3rd inning. He retired on a grounder to second base.
His third at-bat in the top of the 5th was disappointing. Leading batter Austin Hedges opened the door with a double. The next hitter, Bae Ji-hwan, took second base safely. He was a success even if he just hit a base in the midst of the pitching battle.
Bae Ji-hwan persevered by cutting a four-seam fastball and sinker in a situation where he was at a disadvantage with two strikes. However, he struck out with a foul tip on his 92.6 mph (about 147.5 km/h) four-seam fastball on the fifth pitch.
Eventually, Pittsburgh gave up a run first in the bottom of the sixth. With 2nd out and 1st base, surprised Gorman hit a double at the right time스포츠토토.
Bae Ji-hwan took his fourth at-bat in the next inning. In a situation where there were no runners in the second runner, he got a hit in the middle left. Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing second base and burned his will for a tie. But this time, Brian Reynolds struck out and blew a chance.
Behind the opportunity was also a crisis. In the bottom of the eighth inning, trailing 0-1, Pittsburgh sat down, taking away the decisive two points. Wilson Contreras and Gorman hit consecutively at the 1st and 2nd bases.
Pittsburgh starting pitcher Yohan Oviedo took on the loss even after a reverse pitching with 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. In the St. Louis line-up, Nolan Arenado went 3-for-3 and Gorman went 4-for-3 with a fire bat.