Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan was silent again with no hits. Now, the 20% Mercury is in a dangerous situation. However, Pittsburgh succeeded in continuing its upward trend by running on a seven-game winning streak.
Bae Ji-hwan started as center fielder and hitter 8 in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 24th (Korean time), recording no hits in 3 at-bats.
The feeling of hitting that was good at the beginning of the season seems to have slowed down a bit. Bae Ji-hwan struggled with no hits in 12 consecutive at-bats from the start of the 4-game series against Cincinnati on the 21st. His batting average for the season also fell to 0.206 before he knew it. If the current trend continues, even a 20% batting average is in a dangerous situation.
Bae Ji-hwan faced Cincinnati starter Hunter Green in the first at-bat with two outs on first base at the end of the second inning with a 1-0 lead. Bae Ji-hwan attacked a 98.8 mile (approximately 159 km) high fastball on the third pitch of the green, but the bad trend continued as he retreated with a straight hit to the left fielder. There were no hits after that at-bat.
In the second at-bat in the 5th inning, Bae Ji-hwan retired with a ground ball to the second baseman, and in the 7th inning, he entered the plate again with a chance to score first and second base safely, but struck out looking against the changed pitcher River San Martin. The slider on the third pitch went out of the strike zone, but he bowed his head at the unfortunate decision. In the end, Bae Ji-hwan finished the game silently with no hits.
Bae Ji-hwan was silent with no hits in 3 consecutive games, but Pittsburgh succeeded in continuing a tremendous upward trend. Pittsburgh took the lead from the start of the first inning. Pittsburgh, which had an opportunity from the beginning with Kibrian Hayes’ double, took the lead 1-0 with Tucupita Marcano’s timely hit. 스포츠토토
Pittsburgh maintained a narrow lead with a solid mound until an additional point was scored after scoring in the first inning. Then, in the bottom of the eighth attack, with no runners on second out, Carlos Santana created a chance with a hit and stolen base, and Jack Swinsky hit a timely hit that put a wedge in the victory. Pittsburgh won seven straight victories without losing a single point from the start of the game to the end.
Pittsburgh, which had won 7 consecutive victories by Pajuk, succeeded in rising to the sole lead in the Central Division of the National League as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Boston Red Sox 5-12 that day.