Bae ‘bangs his 15th double of the season’, extends hitting streak to six games…PIT loses second straight

Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates continued his hit streak in six consecutive games.

Bae Ji-hwan started as the seventh batter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) and recorded one hit (one double) in four at-bats. His batting average for the season was .245.

Bae Ji-hwan, who had been hitting in five consecutive games since the match against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 6th, struggled against Washington left-handed starter Patring Corbin until the middle of the game.스포츠토토

In his first at-bat in the bottom of the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan hit Corbyn’s second pitch sinker but stepped down with a straight hit to shortstop. Bae Ji-hwan, who played as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning, struck out in four pitches in the second match against Corbyn.

Pittsburgh was held up by Corbyn’s good pitching and dragged 1-6 until the sixth inning. It was Pittsburgh’s first long hit of the day when leadoff hitter Miguel Anduha hit a double against Corbyn in the bottom of the seventh inning. After Ahn Doo-ha’s on-base hit, Pittsburgh seemed to miss the chance as Endi Rodriguez grounded out and Reover Peguero struck out.

However, Bae Ji-hwan alone did not turn over the table. Bae Ji-hwan, who played against Corbin for the third time, hit a timely RBI double that escaped the diving catch of the first baseman by hitting the third slider at the ball count 1-1. It was Bae Ji-hwan’s 70th hit of the season and his 15th double.

Corbin, who allowed Bae Ji-hwan to hit a timely hit, went down the mound without filling the seventh inning. Since then, Pittsburgh has created a two-out, first and second base chance with a walk to Jared Triolo, but Joshua Palacios has stepped down with a fly ball to right field and failed to score additional points.

Bae Ji-hwan entered his fourth at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning without a runner out. Against Washington left-handed bullpen pitcher Jose A. Ferrer, Bae Ji-hwan played a persistent game to reach the full count, but struck out a foul tip by a 96.2 mph fastball in the sixth pitch and the final out count of the game went up.

Pittsburgh’s starting pitcher Andre Jackson (four hits, one home run, two walks, four runs in four innings) was shaken, and the batters were silent with seven hits and two runs, losing 2-6 and recording two consecutive losses. Meanwhile, Washington starter Corbin made a quality start of 5 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 6⅔3 innings, marking the first 10 wins in 4 years since 2019 (14 wins).

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