Bae Ji-hwan hitless, Pittsburgh snaps 2-game losing streak with win over Cubs

Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the Major League Baseball (MLB), stopped his on-base streak. Pittsburgh played a 토토사이트 home game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 26th (Korean time).

Bae Ji-hwan started as the second baseman and the 7th hitter. He tried to hit and get on base, but he went 0-for-3 that day.

His batting average for the season dropped from 2.44 to 2.37 (56 hits in 236 at-bats). Bae Ji-hwan was silent, but Pittsburgh succeeded in ‘protecting baseball’.

They broke their two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Cubs. Pittsburgh kept the score well in the bottom of the first inning.

In the safe second and third base chances, while Andrew McCutchen hit a ground ball from third base, third base runner Kibrian Hayes stepped on the home run and scored the first run. He also scored an extra point.

Follow-up hitter Joshua Palaciosi at bat, Brian Reynolds, who was on third base, homered for a 2-0 lead as the Cubs defensive fielder chose. Bae Ji-hwan went to 1st base with a grounder from 2nd base in the first at bat of the inning, but the preceding runner Connor Joe was forced out at 2nd base and the bottom of the 1st inning ended.

Bae Ji-hwan retired with a pitcher grounder in the second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and a grounder to first base in the third at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Mike Tuckman (Cubs), who played for the Hanwha Eagles and is familiar to domestic fans, was named in the starting lineup as the center fielder and first hitter, but recorded no hits and one strikeout in four at-bats.

The Cubs were trailing 0-2, but lead batter Ian Happ hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth to catch up with the score 1-2. However, Pittsburgh closer David Bednar kept his team victorious without conceding any more runs.

He succeeded in saving and recorded his 28th save of the season (3 wins, 2 losses). Mitch Keller, who took the mound as a starter, pitched well with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and no runs in 8 innings, contributing to the victory. Keller posted his 11th win (8 losses) of the season.


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