Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the U.S. Major League Baseball succeeded in producing a hit in six consecutive games. We are now able to continue our strong challenge of reaching 100 hits in a single season on the big league stage.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Washington Nationals held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.바카라사이트
He got off to a bad start. In the bottom of the second inning, in his first at-bat, a well-hit ball was caught as a straight hit by the shortstop, so he swallowed his disappointment.
The second at-bat in the bottom of the fifth inning also failed to reach base. With Pittsburgh trailing 1-4, he struck out Washington starting pitcher Patrick Corbin. He took a swing at one ball, two strikes and returned to the dugout.
The long-awaited hit came in the third at-bat. Bae Ji-hwan hit a double against Corbin in the top of the 7th inning with Pittsburgh trailing 1-6 with 2 outs and runners on second base.
He pulled Corbin’s third pitch slider with one ball, one strike. The batted ball passed by the first baseman and went to right field, and Bae Ji-hwan leisurely ran to second base.
Bae Ji-hwan attempted a multi-hit in his last at-bat in the bottom of the 9th inning, but the result was a strikeout. With no runners on base and two outs, he retired with a foul tip strikeout after a full-count match with Washington pitcher Perret.
Bae Ji-hwan maintained a season batting average of 0.245 (70 hits in 286 at-bats). Although his multiple hits failed, he continued his good batting skills with six consecutive hits starting before the Milwaukee Brewers on the 6th.
Bae Ji-hwan continued his hitting streak in six consecutive games this season, from the game against the Detroit Tigers on May 18 to the game against the Seattle Mariners on May 27. If he hits a hit against Washington on the 13th, he will break the record for the most consecutive hits in an individual big league game.
Bae Ji-hwan left a strong impression with 11 hits in 33 at-bats in the 2022 season, his first year in the big league. He is showing significant growth this year as well. With Pittsburgh remaining in the regular season with 19 games remaining, the foundation has been laid to challenge triple-digit hits in a single season.
After joining Pittsburgh in 2018, he gradually progressed through the minor leagues and was upgraded to a big leaguer last year. Since then, he has been given opportunities to play consistently and appears to be firmly securing a spot on Pittsburgh’s major league roster.