Bae Ji-hwan a two-run timely hit on a struck-out pitcher
breaks the curse of scoring three points or less in 12 consecutive games
The Pittsburgh Pirates won by cutting a three-point “curse” in 13 games. Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh) led the team to victory with a decisive two-run timely hit.
Pittsburgh won 4-0 against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park in Baltimore on the 15th (Korea Standard Time). He has recently escaped four consecutive losses. Pittsburgh starter Mitch Kelly earned his fifth win of the season with four hits, 13 strikeouts and no runs in seven innings.
It is the first time in 13 games that Pittsburgh has scored more than four points since its 16-1 victory over Washington on May 1. Pittsburgh struggled with less than three points from the match against Washington on the 2nd to the match against Baltimore on the 15th. Only two games scored three points. Most of them were 0-2 points. He scored only 16 points in 12 games. As the batters were sluggish, they fell into a swamp of consecutive losses with seven consecutive losses, one win, and four consecutive losses.
Bae Ji-hwan broke the wall of three points with a decisive timely hit and contributed to the victory. Bae Ji-hwan started as the seventh second baseman and recorded one hit and two RBIs in four at-bats. He added an RBI 18 days after the LA Dodgers match on the 27th of last month.
Pittsburgh had a chance to first and third base with no outs in the first inning with consecutive hits by Andrew McCutchen and Brian Reynolds. When Carlos Santana grounded out to second base, the third baseman scored and scored the first run.
Pittsburgh’s leadoff hitter Reynolds got on base with a not-out in the third inning, and Jack Swinsky picked up a walk after one out to create a first and second base chance. Kibrian Hayes’ timely hit to the right led to 2-0 and chances for first and third bases continued.
Tucupita Marcano attempted a bunt and was out with a ground ball to the pitcher. The third baseman failed to enter the home base, and only the first baseman advanced to second base. Bae Ji-hwan, who struck out swinging in the second inning, entered the batter’s box with two outs and runners on second and third base.
Bae Ji-hwan pulled Baltimore starter Kyle Gibson’s 92-mile (148km) fastball and hit a timely hit to the right outfield like a bullet. I made the score 4-0.
He properly avenged Gibson’s 92-mile sinker strikeout in the second inning. He technically responded well to a fastball that was stamped on a high corner of the body of the scream zone.
Bae Ji-hwan was caught by pitcher Gibson’s check while trying to steal second base, and added a failed tag-out steal at second base. He has failed to steal bases for the past three consecutive times. Bae Ji-hwan is tied for second place in the National League with 14 steals, behind Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta, 17 steals) 스포츠토토
Bae Ji-hwan later failed to add a hit with an infield grounder in two at-bats. He has a season batting average of .243 (26 hits in 107 at-bats), 2 home runs, 11 RBIs, 18 runs scored, and 14 steals, with an OPS of .623