Pittsburgh Bae Ji-hwan’s brilliant start to the opening game of his first multi-hit second base
Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who played in the opening game for the first time in his career, was very active. He even stole two bases in a multi-hit game.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the eighth batter and second baseman in the opening game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 31st (Korea Standard Time) and recorded two hits, one walk, and two steals in three at-bats
Bae Ji-hwan made a surprise bunt against opposing starter Hunter Green in the absence of a runner with two outs in the second inning. In the fourth inning, he hit Green’s 160km/h fastball and hit a double. Bae Ji-hwan showed off his fast feet by stealing third base. After Bae Ji-hwan shook the opponent’s pitcher, Bae Ji-hwan scored a pushout as a number of walks came out.
In the fifth inning, the well-hit ball flew straight to the center field, but in the eighth inning, when he faced 4-4, he picked a walk and got on base. Bae Ji-hwan once again stole second base and homered on O’Neill Cruz’s sacrifice fly to left field after Austin Hedges’ sacrifice bunt. Pittsburgh won 5-4 to become the winning point. Bae Ji-hwan’s bat and foot led the victory. Bae Ji-hwan also watched center field defense in the ninth inning. His teammate Choi Ji-man was absent 파워볼추천사이트
Bae Ji-hwan graduated from Gyeongbuk High School in 2019 and immediately moved to the United States. After signing with Pittsburgh, he took steps from Single A to Triple A for four years. Last year, he played 108 games in Triple-A with a batting average of 0.289 (121 hits in 419 at-bats), eight home runs, 53 RBIs, and 30 steals. He was called up to the big leagues on September 24 last year because he can play both inside and outside. His 10-game performance was 0.333 batting average (11 hits in 33 at-bats), 6 RBIs and 3 steals.
Bae Ji-hwan, who also got a pass in this year’s exhibition game, proudly made his name on the opening roster. And he started in the opening game and took his first full-time major leaguer step