Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB) has had his hitting streak halted. The Pittsburgh Pirates played a home game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on April 26.
Bae started the game at second base and batted seventh. He tried to get on base, but went 0-for-3 on the day.
His season batting average dropped from 2.4 to 2.3 (56 hits in 236 at-bats). Despite Bae’s silence, Pittsburgh succeeded in playing “defensive baseball.
They beat the Cubs 2-1 to snap a two-game losing streak. Pittsburgh held on to its first-inning lead.
With runners on second and third and nobody out, Andrew McCutchen hit a grounder to third that scored pinch-hitter Keybrian Hayes. The run came right back.
Joshua Palacios walked, and a fielder’s choice by the Cubs defense allowed Brian Reynolds, who was at third base, to come home for a 2-0 lead. In his first at-bat of the inning, Bae reached first on a grounder to second, but leadoff hitter Connor Cho was thrown out at second base to end the inning.
In his second at-bat with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Bae grounded out to the pitcher, and in his third at-bat in the sixth inning, he grounded out to first base.
Mike Tuckman (Cubs), a familiar face to Korean fans from his time with the Hanwha Eagles, was in the starting lineup as the center fielder and leadoff hitter, but went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
The Cubs were down 2-0 in the top of the ninth when leadoff hitter Ian Happ hit a solo home run to cut the deficit to 1-2. However, Pittsburgh closer David Bednar did not allow any more runs and preserved his team’s win.카지노
He earned his 28th save of the season to improve to 3-2. Mitch Keller earned the win on the mound, tossing eight innings of four-hit ball with one walk and six strikeouts. Keller improved to 11-8 on the season.