‘Running with his helmet flying’ PIT Bae Ji-hwan, first triple in the big league + RBI in the finals… Leading the way to a 5-4 win in the MIL game

Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) led the team to victory by hitting his first triple in his major league debut.

Bae Ji-hwan started as the first hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 7th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats (1 triple), 1 RBI, and 1 run. did. Pittsburgh, led by Bae Ji-hwan’s performance, came from behind to win 5-4 and avenged the loss of the previous day.

Bae Ji-hwan, who was retired by a ground ball to third base after two pitches in his first at-bat in the first inning, entered his second at-bat in the bottom of the third inning with one out and first base. Bae Ji-hwan, who persistently made foul balls against Milwaukee starting pitcher Freddie Peralta and took the game to 7 pitches, hit a fastball in the middle of the 7th pitch, but a grounder to shortstop put the runner on first base out at second base. Bae Ji-hwan, who became a runner on first base, failed to advance to additional bases due to a missed follow-up hit.

Bae Ji-hwan, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the 6th inning, hit a curveball on the 4th pitch at a disadvantageous ball count of 1-2, but was dismissed by a foul fly ball toward third base. Bae Ji-hwan, who failed to reap any results in his three at-bats, let go of his disappointment in his last at-bat.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, with both teams tied at 3-3, with one out and runners on first base, Bae Ji-hwan did not miss Milwaukee reliever Elvis Peguero’s third pitch slider and hit a ball that cut into right-center. While the ball was rolling to the fence, the runner on first base came all the way home, and Bae Ji-hwan, who sprinted so hard that his helmet came off, passed second base, paused for a moment, and then ran all the way to third base and landed on base. It was Bae Ji-hwan’s first triple in 338 at-bats in his major league career.안전놀이터

In the bottom of Pittsburgh’s 7th inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base, Miguel Anduja hit a timely hit, and Bae Ji-hwan, who was a runner on third base, comfortably homered and scored to make it 5-3.

As a result, Bae Ji-hwan’s score became a valuable score. Pittsburgh gave up 1 run in the top of the 8th inning, allowing the score to reach 5-4, but ended the 9th inning without allowing any additional runs, earning a narrow victory by 1 run. Bae Ji-hwan’s 1-RBI, timely triple became the winning hit, and the additional run became the key point.

Pittsburgh, which avenged its loss the previous day, recorded 65 wins and 75 losses (0.464 winning percentage) on the season by winning 2 wins and 1 loss in three consecutive games against Milwaukee, which was ranked first in the National League (NL) Central Division. On the other hand, Milwaukee, which was caught by Pittsburgh, recorded 77 wins and 62 losses (a winning percentage of 0.554), and was chased by 1.5 games behind the second-place Chicago Cubs (76 wins, 64 losses, a winning percentage of 0.543) in the NL Central Division, who had won four games in a row.

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