Bae Ji-hwan literally flew up. He made two great appearances on defense. However, he could not prevent the team’s six-game losing streak.
Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman and first hitter in the 2023 Major League Milwaukee Brewers away match held at American Family Ball Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the 19th (Korean time), and recorded no hits, 1 walk and 1 run in 3 at-bats.메이저사이트
Bae Ji-hwan, who scored an infield hit the previous day (18th) based on his quick feet, failed to hit for two days in a row. However, he managed to get on base in 4 consecutive games by getting a walk, and made 6 consecutive on base in the game in which he started. Especially on this day, Bae Ji-hwan shone more in defense than in offense.
Bae Ji-hwan faced Milwaukee ‘ace’ Freddy Peralta in the first at-bat as the lead batter in the first inning, and hit a 93.4 mile (about 150 km) high fastball in the third pitch, but started the game with a floating ball from center fielder. His first on-base success was three innings. Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in getting a walk in the second at-bat as the lead batter in the top of the 3rd inning. And he even scored by stepping on a home run by Brian Reynolds, the follow-up hitter.
On this day, despite the fact that the batting line did not burst and he appeared as a table setter, he could not digest many at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan finished the game with no hits, 1 walk, and 1 run in 3 at-bats as he threw a fly ball to left fielder to Peralta in the third at-bat in the 5th inning and a ground ball to 3 baseman in a face-to-face confrontation with Trevor Megil in the last at-bat in the 8th inning.
Bae Ji-hwan did not shine in attack, but his presence in defense was unrivaled. In the bottom of the fourth inning with a 2-0 lead, Luis Urias (Milwaukee) hit the pitcher with second out and third base and deflected toward the second baseman. At this time, Bae Ji-hwan calmly handled the batted ball and helped to conclude the inning without conceding a run.
In the second half of the game, Bae Ji-hwan shifted his defensive position from second baseman to center fielder and showed great defense. In the bottom of the 8th inning, where the score was tight 2-2, Raimel Tapia (Milwaukee) hit the ball quickly with one out and bases loaded to the center fielder. A batted ball that looked like a hit ball. At this time, Bae Ji-hwan flew up.
Bae Ji-hwan ran to catch the ball hit by Tapia, and caught the ball while crashing into the wall in the middle of American Family Field. The moment when Tapia’s batted ball, which looked like a hit, turned into a sacrifice fly instead of a hit. Bae Ji-hwan showed off a great defense, and Tapia smiled bitterly as if embarrassed.
However, Bae Ji-hwan showed solid defense in and out of the infield, but he could not prevent Pittsburgh from losing. Pittsburgh took control of the game with Reynolds’ home run in the top of the third inning. However, in the bottom of the 8th inning when they were leading 2-1, despite Bae Ji-hwan’s loss, they scored 4 runs and lost 2-5, falling into a swamp of 6 consecutive losses.