Bae Ji-hwan, 3 RBIs, 3 on Base, Including 2 Bases… Pittsburgh, 0-9 → 13-12 Comeback Win
Bae Ji-hwan (24) hit a double that sealed the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a major comeback victory.
As Bae Ji-hwan reached base 3 times with 2 hits and 1 walk in 4 at-bats in a visiting game against the Cincinnati Reds of the Major League Baseball (MLB) held at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio on the 24th (Korean time).
Bae Ji-hwan, who had a hit in three consecutive games, had three RBIs and added one run.
His season batting average rose from 0.237 to 0.241.
On this day, Pittsburgh suffered an early defeat as starting pitcher Bailey Poulter was in extreme trouble,
falling behind 0-9 until the second inning. 카지노사이트
Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the 8th hitter and second baseman,
became the leadoff hitter in the top of the 3rd inning and reached base with a strike out and not out.
In the 4th inning, he calmly drew a walk with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases,
creating an opportunity to load the bases, but there was no follow-up hit.
In the 6th inning, he hit a timely hit to chase down the pitcher.
Bae Ji-hwan, who came to bat in the top of the sixth inning with one out and runners on second and third base when the team was down 1-9,
easily caught a curveball from Cincinnati’s second pitcher Alex Young and brought in a runner on third base with a hit to right.
Pittsburgh trailed 6-9 with two outs and a timely hit by Joshua Palacios followed by a three-run home run by Brian Reynolds.
The Pittsburgh dramatically tied the game in the top of the 7th inning.
With the bases loaded and no outs, Alfonso Rivas hit a double down the right-field line that brought in runners and tied the game at 9-9.
Bae Ji-hwan, who came to the plate with no outs on second base,
hit a big fly ball to center field to advance Rivas to third base, but there was no follow-up hit.
However, with Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to come back in the top of the 8th inning,
Bae Ji-hwan’s bat also exploded.
Pittsburgh scored two points with timely hits from Jack Swinski and Rivas to take the lead to 11-9.
Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base,
hit a scathing 2-RBI double to left-center, widening the lead to 13-9.
However, Bae Ji-hwan was unfortunately out after passing the base
while stealing third base during the subsequent at-bat.
Bae Ji-hwan played a decisive role in defense and rescued Pittsburgh from crisis.
Cincinnati, trailing 11-13 in the bottom of the 8th inning,
hit a bullet-like hit from Tyler Stevenson that went through the second base
with one out and runners on first and second base.
However, Bae Ji-hwan caught the ball with a diving catch,
then stepped on second base and threw to first base,
completing a double play to end the inning.
Pittsburgh’s closer Karman Mlozinski, who pitched in the bottom of the 9th inning,
gave up 1 run, but the team maintained the victory,
winning 13-12 and winning 4 times in a row.