메이저사이트Bae 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 “safe baseball.
Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, was silent in his first at-bat against the Chicago Cubs on June 26, going 0-for-3. [Photo: Reuters]
The Pirates snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. Pittsburgh held on to its first-inning lead.
With runners on second and third, Andrew McCutchen hit a grounder to third that scored pinch-hitter Keebrian 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 named to the starting lineup as the center fielder and leadoff hitter, but went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
MLB Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller pitched eight scoreless innings to earn the win against the Chicago Cubs at home on Sept. 26. [Photo.]
The Cubs were down 0-2 in the top of the ninth when leadoff hitter Ian Happ hit a solo home run to cut the deficit to 1-2. But Pittsburgh closer David Bednar didn’t allow any more runs and preserved his team’s victory.
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.