‘Multi hit + 2 steals’ Bae Ji-hwan, ‘92.8% success rate’ Daedo shook his head at a defensive mistake
Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh) flew away from the attack. He also stole two bases with lightning speed. What was disappointing was the defense.
On the 4th (Korean time),메이저사이트 Bae Ji-hwan started as a second baseman with the 8th batter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) visiting game against the Tampa Bay Race held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, and made a big success with 2 hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. .
His batting average improved from 0.247 to 0.262 (22 hits in 84 at-bats). His stolen bases, with 13, rank second overall in MLB. His success rate is a whopping 92.8% (13/14). There is only one difference from Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta, 14 stolen bases, 87.5% success rate), the leader in this category. The success rate is rather better.
Bae Ji-hwan took his first at-bat in the top of the second inning with no runners out and walked and got on base. He came out after two outs in the fourth and produced a surprise bunt hit against opposing starter Shane McClarnahan. After that, he quickly stole second base and dug into third base, overlapping with a wild throw. He regretted not being able to score a goal due to the misfires of the follow-up batters.
In the bottom of the 5th, the defense was teetering on the pitch. He failed to properly catch Wander Franco’s ground ball from first out and third base, and committed a bad throw to first base. In the meantime, the runner on third base stepped home and Franco headed to third base. Afterwards, Pittsburgh received an additional timely hit from Harold Ramirez and the score widened to 1-5. In the previous situation, the regret was doubled because it had been a good defense to catch Yandi Diaz’s difficult batted ball well.
In the top of the 7th at bat, he took the lead batter and hit a left-handed hit, then succeeded in stealing second base again. He stepped to third base on a key Brian Hayes grounder, but did not score this time either. In his final at-bat in the ninth inning, he retired with a fly ball to left field.
Pittsburgh, which had been going well, suffered a crushing defeat to Tampa Bay, the first team in the Eastern Division of the American League (AL), and fell into a three-game losing streak. Pittsburgh is still in first place in the Central Division of the National League (NL) with 20 wins and 11 losses.
After the game, Bae Ji-hwan said in an interview, “I don’t have much experience playing on artificial turf, but one thing I realized is that the bounce is greater than that of natural grass.”
However, there is nothing to be overly intimidated by. Bae Ji-hwan saved the team several times with miraculous lake rain at the beginning of the season. The value of Bae Ji-hwan is increasing day by day with quick feet, an impactful shot, and a monstrous defense that saves the team in defense that does not cover the inside and outfield.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now said on the 1st, “Bae Ji-hwan’s play style is perfect for Pittsburgh in the new era.”
Tampa Bay, who had two consecutive victories, continued its solo system in the AL East Division with 25 wins and 6 losses. 1 in MLB overall winning percentage