Bae Ji-hwan no hits, stolen bases reduced on the 12th day… Pittsburgh lost
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Korean utility player Bae Ji-hwan (24) failed to produce a hit.
On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball visiting game against the Detroit Tigers held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On this day, Pittsburgh played Andrew 토토사이트McCutchen (designated hitter) – Brian Reynolds (left fielder) – Carlos Santana (1st baseman) – Jack Swinsky (center fielder) – Brian Hayes (3rd baseman) – Tukupita Macano (shortstop) – Jihwan Bae ( Second baseman) – Josh Palacios (right fielder) – Jason DeLay (catcher) and starting pitcher Luis Ortiz formed the starting lineup.
The Detroit starting pitcher Pittsburgh faced was right-hander Michael Lorenzen. Bae Ji-hwan’s first at-bat came from an attack in the top of the second inning. Makano hit a heavy hit after a run, and Bae Ji-hwan picked a straight walk to get on base. However, Pittsburgh’s offense ended scoreless as Palacios splashed cold water on shortstop double play.
Bae Ji-hwan, who came out as the lead batter in the top of the 5th inning, encountered Lorenzen again, and had to withdraw with a strikeout as his 95 mile (153 km) four-seam fastball, which came in on the 5th ball count 2B 2S, was declared a strike.
Bae Ji-hwan also appeared as the lead batter in the top of the 7th inning and dealt with right-handed pitcher Will Best, who came in for relief, but hitting an 88-mile (142 km) changeup that came in for the second pitch led to a flyout in left field and failed to reach base again.
Bae Ji-hwan was no longer given a chance to step into the plate. Bae Ji-hwan, who went 2 at-bats in 3 at-bats that day and left 1 walk, saw his season batting average drop slightly from .243 to .239. He also failed to add stolen bases in this game. He still has 14 stolen bases and is undefeated on day 12. Bae Ji-hwan recorded his 14th base steal of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 6th.
The game ended with Pittsburgh losing 0-4 to Detroit. Pittsburgh’s season record is 22 wins and 20 losses. In the last 14 games, the record is very poor with 2 wins and 12 losses, including 7 losses in a row. Detroit recorded a record of 19-21 with the win that day.