Bae Ji-hwan, 2G consecutive hits… Pittsburgh sweeps Boston for the first time in history

 Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) made two consecutive hits with an infield hit.

On the 6th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and center fielder in the Boston Red Sox match of the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. On this day, he went 1 hit in 4 at-bats, and his season batting average slightly increased from 0.214 to 0.222.

Bae Ji-hwan took his first at-bat after a run in the top of the second inning and withdrew with a floating ball in right field. His second at bat was in the top of the fifth. He started as the leadoff hitter and turned the bat aggressively from the first pitch, but only landed a fly ball to left field.메이저놀이터

In the third at-bat, Bae Ji-hwan stood at bat with 2 outs and bases loaded in the top of the 6th inning. With a ball count of 0-1, he hit a four-seam fastball from relief pitcher John Schreiber, and the well-hit ball went straight in front of shortstop Yu Chang.

The long-awaited first hit came in the fourth at-bat. In the top of the 8th inning, with two outs, he hit a four-seam fastball after a 7-pitch match with opponent left-handed bullpen pitcher Richard Bleaer to make a powerful hit. The ball hit the pitcher’s glove and flowed backwards, while Bae Ji-hwan sprinted to first base. Afterwards, he advanced to second base due to a pitcher’s throwing error.

Pittsburgh scored the first run in the top of the 4th inning. Leading batsman Carlos Santana attacked opponent starter Corey Kluber and hit a solo shot that went over the right fence to lead 1-0.

Midway through the game, Pittsburgh pulled the reins on offense. In the top of the 6th inning, Ki Brian Hayes scored 1 RBI with a squeeze bunt from 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, making it 2-0. In the top of the 7th inning, Brian Reynolds’ sacrifice fly from 1st and 3rd base made it 3-0. Santana continued with 2nd out and 3rd base, making it 4-0 with an RBI double.

Pittsburgh gave Christian Arroyo a timely hit with two out on second base in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it 4-1. After that, he blocked the opponent’s lineup neatly and swept the Boston expedition for the first time in history. Pittsburgh’s season record was 4 wins and 2 losses, 3 wins in a row.

Choi Ji-man (32), who is eating rice with Bae Ji-hwan, missed the game that day.

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