Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates contributed to the team’s victory.
On the 8th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan played as second baseman in No. 8 of the home opener against the Chicago White Sox at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and recorded 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and 1 strikeout in 5 at-bats. His batting average for the season was 0.304.
It was the first time since his big league debut that he recorded three hits in one game. He contributed to two big innings in the 4th and 5th innings and contributed to the team’s 13-9 victory. Pittsburgh snapped a four-game winning streak with this win. 메이저놀이터
It was hot from the first at-bat in the second inning. He hit a strong ground ball with a batting speed of 100.3 miles toward second base against opposing starter Lucas Giolito from second out and second base.
Opponent second baseman Elvis Andrews threw himself, but the ball hit the glove and was deflected. It was enough for second base runner Conor Joe to come home. Bae Ji-hwan also ran to second base and made a double.
In the fourth inning, he came out as the lead batter and got caught off guard with a surprise bunt. It was a bunt ball that rolled exquisitely between the pitcher and first baseman, and Bae Ji-hwan slid head first to first base. First base umpire Mike Estabrook declared an out, but it was overturned to a safe through video review and the hit was recognized.