Bae Ji-hwan (24) saved the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-run finish. Choi Ji-man (32) also contributed to the victory with a home run in two consecutive games.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League home game against the Houston Astros held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 5 at-bats (1 home run),카지노사이트 3 RBIs and 2 strikeouts. . Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average slightly decreased from 0.250 to 0.242.
One hit was the decisive home run. Bae Ji-hwan, who had no hits in the previous four at-bats, entered the final at-bat with one out on first and second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, where the score was 4-4. Opponent is Houston closer Ryan Presley. At the end of the full count match, Presley’s 88.5 mph (about 142.4 km) change-up was rolled up, leading to a three-run final in the middle of the month. Thanks to Bae Ji-hwan’s home run, Pittsburgh won a come-from-behind 7-4 victory and maintained second place in the Central Division of the National League with 7 wins and 4 losses.
It was Choi Ji-man who showed steady performance on this day. Choi Ji-man started as the third batter and designated hitter and recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 strikeout. Choi Ji-man’s batting average for the season rose significantly from 0.087 to 0.154.
Both Choi Ji-man’s two hits were long hits. In the bottom of the first inning, with Pittsburgh trailing 0-1, Choi Ji-man, who came out with two outs, caught Houston starter Christian Javier’s knuckle curve and produced a double that hit the top right wall. Even though his helmet came off due to his sprint, he raised the team atmosphere with his fist clenched ceremony. However, he failed to hit home due to a follow-up hit.
Houston took a 2-0 lead as Alex Bregman’s solo shot in the first inning and Kyle Tucker’s superior one-run home run in the second inning. In response, Pittsburgh also countered with Jack Swinsky’s superior two-runner with two out and first base at the bottom of the second inning.
It was only Choi who caused a crack in the match between the two teams that had gone into a lull. Choi Ji-man, who came out as the lead batter at the end of the 6th inning with a score of 2-2, drew a come-from-behind solo arch by hitting Javier’s high fastball at 92.2 miles per hour (about 148.3 km) in a full count situation. He was a neat 418-foot (127.4 m) arch that hit the top of the PNC Park grandstand. This time, he entered the dugout and cheered up the team atmosphere with an enthusiastic ceremony.
Subsequently, Kibrian Hayes stole third base following a double to center fielder, and Cannon Smith-Nzigba scored an RBI on a sacrifice fly to left field, giving Pittsburgh one more run.
Last year’s World Series champion Houston was also not easy. In the top of the ninth, Pittsburgh led 4-2, David Bednar, but shortstop Castro missed Mauricio Dubon’s hit and became one out and first base. Davis Hensley, who entered as a pinch hitter, continued the opportunity with a heavy hit, and Chas McCormick tied the game 4-4 with an exquisitely timely two-run double that flowed through the left field.
However, in the bottom of the ninth, Castro’s left-handed hit and pinch hitter Andrew McCutchen’s left-handed hit gave Pittsburgh a chance to get 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, and Bae Ji-hwan hit the finish line to complete a thrilling come-from-behind victory.
Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller recorded 6 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, but he could not win the game with a blown save by Bednar. Houston starter Javier was sluggish with 5 hits (2 home runs), 1 ball neck, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs in 6 innings, but as the team tied the score in the bottom of the 9th inning, he escaped from the crisis of his first loss of the season.