Pittsburgh Pirates Korean players are going through a difficult time.
On the 8th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as shortstop for the 9th batter against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2023 exhibition game held at Lecom Park in Bradenton안전놀이터, Florida, USA, and went 0-2 at bat.
Bae Ji-hwan entered his first at-bat as the lead batter at the bottom of the third inning and got a fly ball out in center field against Toronto left-hander Yusei Kikuchi.
In the 5th inning, with one out, he ambitiously attacked the first pitch, but was unfortunately dismissed with a floating ball to the left fielder. He was subsequently replaced when he was fielding in the 7th inning.
Bae Ji-hwan’s poor performance continues. He has not reported a hit in two consecutive games after going 0-for-3 against the Minnesota Twins on the 6th.
Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average in the demonstration game fell to 0.071 (1 hit in 14 at-bats), and his teammate Choi Ji-man did not play that day.