Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates showed off his presence by racking up hits and RBIs.
On the 30th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan contributed to a 6-3 victory by going 4 at bats, 1 hit and 1 RBI in the game against the Kansas City Royals held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Bae Ji-hwan, who hit three consecutive hits after the Chicago Cubs match on the 28th, recorded a batting average of 0.240 (60 hits in 250 at-bats) and scored his 23rd RBI of the season. Bae Ji-hwan added an RBI for the first time in five days since the Cubs game on the 25th.
Bae Ji-hwan struck out three pitches from opponent left-hander starter Cole Lagans in his first at-bat after two outs in the top of the third inning when the score was 0-0. 3rd Pitch 97.5 mph I just watched his outside fastball.
However, in the 6th inning, when the team was trailing 0-1, he went out as the lead batter and hit an infield hit, paving the way for the offense. In the ball count 1B2S, he hit a low fastball in the middle of 97.4 mph on the 5th pitch of Ragons, hit the ball that flowed in front of the second baseman, and then sprinted and made a safe at first base. However, he did not advance further as his follow-up key, Brian Hayes, struck out on a swing and Brian Reynolds hit a third baseman double play.
Bae Ji-hwan, who withdrew with a strikeout in the 3rd at-bat in the 8th inning, added a valuable RBI in the top of the 9th inning with 4 runs in a big inning.
Bae Ji-hwan gave a high-five when rebounder Peguero hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth. AFP Yonhap News
In the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ninth inning attack, when Bae Ji-hwan’s shortstop grounded, third base runner Jack Swinski dug into the home and scored a wedge. AP Yonhap News
Pittsburgh took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth, widening the lead to 5-1 with a 3-run home run by Royver Peguero with one out and first and second basemen. Then, Jack Swinsky hit a triple to the left, with one out and third base. Bae Ji-hwan vigorously pushed opponent right-hander Stephen Cruz’s fastball outside the 98.8 mile third pitch. The ball two-bounded and went in front of shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., who was playing forward defense.안전놀이터
Wit Jr., who handled it with a short bound, looked at home once and threw to first base. However, Bae Ji-hwan, who sprinted, was quick. In the official record, Bae Ji-hwan’s RBI was given to Whit Junior’s defensive error. Looking at the slow screen, Wit Jr., who caught the ball, juggled the ball once and threw it to first base. In other words, the scorer judged that Bae Ji-hwan would have been out at first base if he had not juggled.
Regardless of Witt Jr.’s error, third base runner Swinski stepped on the home base, so Bae Ji-hwan was given an RBI. In the end, with Bae Ji-hwan’s RBI, Pittsburgh widened the score to 6-1 and put a wedge in the game.
Pittsburgh marked 60-73, 4th in the NL Central Division, and tied for 9th in the Wild Card. Pittsburgh, who won 5-0 on the 29th, the first day of the three-game series, also held the second game to confirm the winning series. If Pittsburgh catches the final game of the series on the 31st, it will be the second time since the All-Star break, that is, the first time since the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30th and the Detroit Tigers on August 2nd, it will mark three consecutive wins. Also, the series sweep was the most recent example of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on June 28-30.
Kansas City, which has the second lowest win rate after the Oakland Athletics in both leagues, suffered 5 consecutive losses and recorded 41-93. Kansas City, which has lost seven of its recent eight series, has to win 16 out of the remaining 28 games to avoid the team’s record-high 106 losses in 2005.