The hit came when the team needed it. Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball (MLB), hit in overtime to help his team win.
Pittsburgh played an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time). Bae Ji-hwan started as a second baseman and first hitter.
He had one hit in five at-bats, and his batting average for the season fell slightly from .244 to .239 (61 hits in 255 at-bats). Bae Ji-hwan was silent in the regular inning. 온라인카지노
In his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, he turned the bat on the first pitch, but only grounded out to third base. In his second at-bat in the top of the second inning, he grounded out to second base, came back to the plate in the top of the fifth inning, grounded out to shortstop, and struck out in the top of the eighth inning.
Bae Ji-hwan came to the batter’s box in the top of the 10th inning of extra time when Pittsburgh was leading 2-1. St. Louis’ third pitcher and left-hander JoJo Romero turned the bat on the fifth pitch.
It was an infield hit to the pitcher, and Pittsburgh created another chance at first and third bases. Bae Ji-hwan extended his consecutive hits to four games. It was also a hit that served as a foothold for Pittsburgh’s additional points.
Follow-up hitter Brian Reynolds hit a sacrifice fly to widen the gap to 4-1. Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing second base in the follow-up batter Key Brian Hayes’ at-bat, and also stole his 22nd base of the season.
Pittsburgh gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th inning, but allowed no more pursuit and beat St. Louis 4–2. Pittsburgh won four straight and St. Louis stopped two straight.
Tommy Edman of St. Louis, who previously hit a walk-off hit and a home run in two consecutive games against the San Diego Padres, started as second baseman and seventh batter and recorded one hit and one walk in three at-bats.
Bae Ji-hwan moved to center field more than second baseman and played multi-position. He moved from defense in the bottom of the ninth inning and caught all three out counts raised by the team in the bottom of the 10th inning.