Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League contributed to the team’s victory by making full use of his quick feet. There was only one hit officially recorded, but he shook the opponent’s defense properly with a surprise bunt and stolen base.
On the 18th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter and center fielder in an away game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, USA, and scored 1 hit, 2 RBIs and 3 runs in 4 at-bats. The batting average for the season was 0.220. Pittsburgh won 14-3, thanks to the batting line with 16 hits.
The only officially recorded batted ball as a hit by Bae Ji-hwan that day was an infield hit in the 6th inning. In a situation where the game was sharply tilted to 13 to 1, he hit the outside changeup of the opposing right-hander corner Siebold and made a ball that flowed along the third base foul line, and entered first base without a chance to throw.
However, Bae Ji-hwan’s quick feet and baseball sense gave Colorado trouble throughout the game. From the first at-bat, the results were good. In the second inning with a 2-0 lead, he entered the plate with a chance on first and third base, and attempted a surprise bunt toward first base on the third pitch from a ball count, one strike, and one ball. The pitcher hurriedly caught the ball and threw it home, but the runner on third base had already stepped on the plate.
Bae Ji-hwan, who scored a runaway run, did not stop there. He settled on second base when the follow-up batter hit at the right time, stole third base with a double steal, and eventually came home when the first hitter hit.메이저놀이터
His performance has continued since then. In the 3rd inning, the shortstop hit a grounder from 1st and 3rd base, but only the runner on 2nd base was caught and an RBI was added.
Bae Ji-hwan, who recorded his 5th stolen base of the season, jumped to 5th place in the National League in this category. Pittsburgh, which exploded with 13 points through the 5th inning, won its 10th win of the season.