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Bae Ji-hwan moved to center fielder, no hits in 4 at-bats, 3 strikeouts, silence… Choi Ji-man, pinch hitter 

Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates played second baseman in the opening game and center fielder in the second game, but was silent at bat. Choi Ji-man (32) also came out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning, but withdrew due to a fly ball out. 

On the 2nd (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as the 8th hitter in center field in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, recording no hits and 3 strikeouts in 4 at bats.  메이저놀이터

On the 31st of last month, which was the season opener, against Cincinnati, Bae Ji-hwan, who started as an 8th hitter and second baseman, played an active role with 2 hits (1 double) in 3 at bats, 2 runs, 1 walk and 2 steals, and his season batting average was 2.8 6 li (7 at bats). 2 hits). 

Left-handed hitter Bae Ji-hwan was included in the starting lineup even though Cincinnati selected left-hander Nick Rodolo that day. 

Bae Ji-hwan, who entered as the lead batter in the first at-bat in the second inning, struck out on three pitches. He struck out on three pitches with a swing following the outside low curve on two or three consecutive pitches. 

He struck out in the 3rd inning with 2nd out and 2nd and 3rd base chances. Bae Ji-hwan, who lost his bat on the outside curve from the first pitch, struck out again on the ball count 1B-2S on a low outside curve on the 4th pitch. Swings came out one after another on the same course. 

In the 6th inning, in the 3rd at-bat with 1 out, the 3rd base grounder was out against right-hander Ian Jibo. He pushed a 90.9 mph cutter inside on the second pitch, but was caught by third baseman Spence Steer, who forward fielded. 

In the last at-bat in the 9th inning, right-hander Alexis Diaz of Cincinnati struck out on a swinging 95.6 mph four-seam fastball on the fourth pitch.

He showed sharp throwing in the center field defense. He almost caught first base runner Will Myers, who ran to third base when Tyler Steveson hit a heavy hit from first base safely, with a two-bound throw. In the 8th inning, Kevin Newman attempted a diving catch on a hit to center right, but failed to catch it. 

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s other Korean first baseman Choi Ji-man was excluded from the starting lineup again following the opening game. Choi Ji-man, who was left out of the lineup due to Cincinnati’s left-handed starting pitcher Rodolo, announced his transfer to Pittsburgh as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning with no runners and two out.

Cincinnati right-hander Diaz’s 94.3-mile fastball on the second pitch was well received, but it was caught with a line drive out to the front of the right field, swallowing regret. He had to be satisfied with the quality of the batted ball. 

Pittsburgh lost the match to Cincinnati, 2-6. Born in 1980, 43-year-old starter Richie Hill, the oldest player, blocked it with 3 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. Pittsburgh, which failed to maintain the winning momentum in the opening game, became 1 win and 1 loss in the season. /

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