Fantastic double play! ‘1 walk’ Bae Ji-hwan showed off his presence in defense

 Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan failed to produce a hit and lowered his head. But on defense, his presence stood out.

Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman and batsman 7 in the away match against the 2023 Major League Detroit Tigers held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), recording no hits and one walk in two at-bats.

The day before (16th), he took a honey-like rest, but he didn’t get much help. On the 15th, he could not continue the flow of a pleasant game, hitting a double with 2 RBIs in a match against the Baltimore Orioles. Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average, which failed to add a hit on the day, fell slightly from 0.243 to 0.239.

The start wasn’t bad. In the first at-bat with one out and first base in the top of the second inning, trailing 0-2, Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in getting on base by getting a straight walk against Detroit starter Michael Lorenzen, giving the team a chance to score. However, as the follow-up hitter Josh Palacio’s batted ball led to a double hit, the score and kite did not reach.먹튀검증

Since then, Bae Ji-hwan has not been able to hit or go on base. Bae Ji-hwan took the lead in the 4th inning, trailing 0-4, and played a game with Lorenzen to the 5th pitch, but struck out looking for a 94.9 mile (approximately 152.7 km) four-seam fastball on the lower course. Bae Ji-hwan had a hard-to-understand expression, but a good ball caught him off guard.

As the Pittsburgh batting line was seldom gaining strength, Bae Ji-hwan’s at-bat did not return quickly. Bae Ji-hwan entered his third at-bat only in the beginning of the 7th inning, and scooped up a changeup that fell low outside the second pitch of the changed pitcher Will Best, but withdrew with a floating ball to the left fielder.

He didn’t show off his presence in attack, but Bae Ji-hwan shone once in defense. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Andy Ibanez hit a ball from Musa 1st base and headed for the shortstop. At this time, Pittsburgh shortstop pitcher Pita Marcano threw herself to catch the ball and passed the ball to second baseman Bae Ji-hwan. However, the opportunity to bat did not return to Bae Ji-hwan, and the game ended with no hits.

The match was a complete win for Detroit. In the first inning, Javier Baez scored the first run in a chance created by Riley Green’s double, and Spencer Torkelson added an extra run to take the lead 0-2.

Detroit, riding on the atmosphere, solidified its winning streak in the third inning. Detroit took chances on first and third base with Torkelson’s double and Akil Badu’s hit. Here, Pittsburgh starter Louis L. Ortiz took advantage of an error to check first base and added a point, and another runner stepped on the home in a wild throw, widening the gap to 0-4.

Pittsburgh was consistently tied to the Detroit mound, unable to save the first scoring opportunity created by Bae Ji-hwan’s walk in the second inning, and fell on his knees without scoring a single point.

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