Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) continued his hitting streak in six consecutive games.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Washington Nationals held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats (1 double) and 1 RBI. . His season batting average remained at 0.245.
Bae Ji-hwan, who had been recording a hit in five consecutive games since the game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 6th, struggled against Washington left-handed starting pitcher Patring Corbin until the middle of the game.
In his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan hit Corbin’s second pitch sinker, but was dismissed by a straight hit from the shortstop. Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the 5th inning, struck out after 4 pitches in his second match with Corbin.
Pittsburgh was blocked by Corbin’s good pitching and was tied 1-6 until the 6th inning. In the bottom of the 7th inning, leadoff hitter Miguel Anduja hit a double against Corbin, which was Pittsburgh’s first extra-base hit of the game. After Anduha got on base in scoring position, Pittsburgh seemed to miss a chance as Andy Rodriguez hit a grounder and Leover Peguero struck out.
However, Bae Ji-hwan did not overturn the table. Bae Ji-hwan, who faced Corbin for the third time, caught the third slider without missing a ball with the ball count of 1-1 and hit a timely double with an RBI that escaped the first baseman’s diving catch. It was Bae Ji-hwan’s 70th hit and 15th double of the season.
Corbin, who allowed a timely hit to Bae Ji-hwan, left the mound without completing the 7th inning. Afterwards, Pittsburgh created a chance with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd base with Jared Triolo’s walk, but Joshua Palacios hit a fly ball to right field and was unable to score any additional points.
Bae Ji-hwan came to bat for the fourth time in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs and no runners. Facing Washington left-handed reliever Jose A. Ferrer, Bae Ji-hwan fought tenaciously to a full count, but was struck out by a foul tip on the 6th pitch on a fastball of 96.2 miles per hour (approximately 154.8 km), and the final out count of the game was raised.메이저놀이터
Pittsburgh’s starting pitcher Andre Jackson (4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 4 runs in 4 innings) was shaken and the batting line was silent with 7 hits and 2 runs, resulting in a 2-6 loss, recording their 2nd consecutive loss. Meanwhile, Washington starter Corbin recorded a quality start with 5 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 6⅔ innings, reaching the 10th win mark in 4 years since 2019 (14 wins).