Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the US major league bowed his head due to a disappointing play in the offense and defense.스포츠토토
On the 20th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan recorded no hits in two at-bats in a home game against the 2023 Major League Chicago Cubs held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bae Ji-hwan was out of the starting lineup that day and started the game on the bench. In the bottom of the 6th inning when Pittsburgh was trailing 0-3, he appeared as a pinch hitter with no runners out.
In his first at-bat, he tried to get on base against Cubs second pitcher Michael Fulmer, but was pulled back with a fly ball to left field. He attacked the fastball on the second pitch, but it did not lead to a hit. In the second at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning, he was out on an infield ground ball, ending the game without a hit.
I couldn’t do my part in second base defense either. In the beginning of the 8th inning, when Pittsburgh fell behind 0-5, Cubs Mike Tuckman’s infield grounder was caught with one out and 1st and 2nd base, and then a throw error to second base made the team difficult.
In Pittsburgh, not only did the runner on second base score due to Bae Ji-hwan’s throwing error, but the crisis of additional runs from one company and first and second base continued. Because I was able to finish the inning with enough double hits, I couldn’t help but regret it.
After Bae Ji-hwan’s error, Pittsburgh added 2 runs, and the score widened to 0-8, and the will to pursue was completely broken. Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average for the season fell slightly from 0.265 to 0.262 (50 hits in 191 at-bats). Pittsburgh is mired in a seven-game losing streak.
Meanwhile, Tuchman of the Cubs, who played for the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO League last year, started as the first hitter and center fielder that day and wielded a hard hit with 3 hits, 3 RBIs and 2 runs in 5 at-bats.
Tuckman recorded decent results with Hanwha in the 2022 season with a batting average of 0.289, 12 home runs, 43 RBIs and 19 steals in 144 games, but the renewal of the contract was unsuccessful due to lack of hitting power. After returning to the United States ahead of this season, he made a comeback in the big leagues.