Bae Ji-hwan, who left 4 remaining bases even after hitting a cool double, 9 walks – 35 strikeouts limit

May 23, 2023 0 Comments

Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan continued his 4-game hitting streak, but he bowed his head twice in chances, leaving regret.

Bae Ji-hwan recorded 1 hit and 2 strikeouts in 4 at-bats in a game against the Texas Rangers held at PNC Park on the 23rd (Korean time).

Bae Ji-hwan, who had a 4-game hitting streak after the Detroit Tigers match on the 18th, maintained a batting average of 0.254 (32 hits in 126 at-bats).

In the bottom of the 7th inning, when the score was tied 1-1, Pittsburgh seized the victory by running away to 6-1 with two outs, first and second basemen Carlos Santana’s right-handed hit, and Tucupita Marcano’s grand slam, which broke out on a chance with the bases loaded. On the ball count 2B2S, Marcano hit opponent pitcher Joe Balo’s 5th pitch and 86 mph outside slider and went over the middle wall.

Pittsburgh, which ended its two-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory, tied for the lead in the NL Central Division with a record of 25 wins and 22 losses. The Milwaukee Brewers, who were ranked first, lost 2-12 to the Houston Astros that day.

Bae Ji-hwan recorded a hit in the bottom of the second inning. Pittsburgh scored the first run with a shortstop ground ball from Connor Joe from 1st out and 3rd base, and next hitter Bae Ji-hwan hit a double from the right side to seize another chance. Bae Ji-hwan pulled Texas starter Dane Dunning’s 82-mile slider on the fifth pitch, hit the right side of the right fielder, hit the fence, and landed on second base comfortably. However, Austin Hedges was caught with a floating ball by center fielder and could not reach home.

However, Bae Ji-hwan lowered his head with a bum hit in the next three at-bats.

In the 4th inning, with 2nd out, 3rd base, leading 1-0, the second baseman grounded out, and in the 6th inning, 2nd out, 1st, 2nd base, which was 1-1, he struck out on a swing by pitcher Josh Sbots, who changed his opponent. On the third pitch, at 86 mph, he missed the bat on a curve that fell toward his body. And in the 8th inning, he went out as the lead batter and struck out on a swing.

In two at-bats, he had two runners in front, but Bae Ji-hwan could not hit the right time. Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average in scoring position this year is 0.276 (8 hits in 29 at-bats), but overall, he has a lot of strikeouts.

As of this day, Bae Ji-hwan, who recorded 35 strikeouts, is the third most on the team along with Andrew McCutchen and Brian Reynolds. Jack Swinsky has the most with 45 strikeouts, and Connor Joe is second with 43. However, among the top 5 players, only Bae Ji-hwan fell short of the required number of at bats (145 at bats). Other hitters are starting fielders. Bae Ji-hwan is consistently playing as a second baseman and center fielder, but he is short of 7 at-bats.

Bae Ji-hwan has many strikeouts but only 9 walks. His strikeouts are nearly four times more than his walks. He is not a home run hitter, but his walks are relatively low, so his on-base percentage is low. As of this day, the on-base percentage of 0.309 is 13th on the team.안전놀이터

Bae Ji-hwan had an fWAR of -0.1 until the day before, and is ranked 26th in terms of both hits within the team. Negative WAR is a rare occurrence.

It has an offensive WAR of 0.4 and a defensive WAR of -0.4. In other words, the contribution is less on defense than on offense. Bae Ji-hwan committed 3 errors as a second baseman, 1 error as a shortstop, and 2 errors as a center fielder.

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