The Pittsburgh Pirates broke the 3-point ‘curse’ in 13 games and won. Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh) led the team to victory with two decisive RBIs and timely hits.
Pittsburgh won 4-0 in a game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, USA on the 15th (Korean time). The last 4 losses have been broken. Pittsburgh starter Mitch Kelly earned his fifth win of the season with 4 hits and 13 strikeouts in 7 innings.
It’s been 13 games since Pittsburgh’s 16-1 win over Washington on May 1 that they’ve scored four or more runs. From the match against Washington on the 2nd to the match against Baltimore on the 15th, Pittsburgh struggled with 3 or less points. It was only two games that I scored 3 points. Scores of 0 to 2 were most common. He scored 16 points in 12 games. As the batting line was sluggish, they fell into a losing streak with 7 consecutive losses, 1 win, and 4 losses in a row.
Bae Ji-hwan broke the 3-point barrier with a decisive timely hit and contributed to the victory. Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman No. 7 and recorded 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. He added an RBI 18 days after the Los Angeles Dodgers match on the 27th of last month.
In the first inning, Pittsburgh took chances on first and third base safely with consecutive hits by Andrew McCutchen and Brian Reynolds. When Carlos Santana grounded the second baseman, the runner on third base scored and took the first run.
In Pittsburgh, in the 3rd inning, Reynolds, the lead batter, went to base with a knockout, and after a run, Jack Swinsky walked and created chances for 1st and 2nd base. A timely right-handed hit by Ki Brian Hayes made it 2-0, followed by chances for 1st and 3rd base.
Tucupita Marcano tried to bunt, but the pitcher grounded it out. The runner on third base could not come home, and only the runner on first base advanced to second base. Bae Ji-hwan, who struck out on a swing in the second inning, entered the plate with a chance to score with 2nd and 3rd base.
Bae Ji-hwan pulled a 92-mile (148 km) fastball from Baltimore starter Kyle Gibson, and hit a timely hit that went to the right outfield like a bullet and scored two RBIs. The score was 4-0.
In the second inning, Gibson’s 92-mile sinker struck out with a miss, and he got his revenge. He technically responded well to fastballs that hit the high edge of the strike zone.
Bae Ji-hwan attempted to steal second base,먹튀검증 but was caught by pitcher Gibson’s check ball, and added a tag-out steal failure at second base. The last three consecutive steals have failed. With 14 steals, Bae Ji-hwan is tied for second in the National League steals behind Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta, 17 steals).
Bae Ji-hwan failed to add a hit in the next two at-bats with an infield ground ball. He is batting 2.4 3 for the season (26-for-107) with 2 home runs, 11 RBIs, 18 runs scored and 14 stolen bases for a .623 OPS.