The Pittsburgh Pirates have properly peppered the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.
Pittsburgh won 4-2 at home against Milwaukee on May 5 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. With the win, the Pirates improved to 64-74. Milwaukee fell to 76-61 and closed to within 2.5 games of the second-place Chicago Cubs in the division.
Bae made his ninth start at second base, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He is batting .240 on the season.온라인카지노
He faced starter Corbin Burns twice, but was stranded on base. With the bases loaded in the third inning, he helped advance a runner on a wild pitch, but was thrown out at third on a grounder to short. In the fifth, he hit a line drive to the side of the pitcher, but shortstop Willy Adames made a good catch.
In the seventh, he faced left-hander Holby Miller. On a 1-2 count, a five-pitch curveball fell away from him and umpire Jeff Nelson called it a strike.
Nelson’s strike zone calls were controversial at times, drawing boos from the crowd.
His teammates picked up the slack. In the fourth, Andrew McCutchen doubled and, with runners on first and third, Zack Suwinski hit a two-run home run over the center field fence.
In the fifth, they scored two more runs on a solo home run by Keebrean Hayes and back-to-back RBI doubles by Brian Reynolds and McCutchen to take a 4-2 lead.
Burns went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and two homers. Six of his seven hits were long balls.
Pittsburgh starter Luis Ortiz went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He loaded the bases on back-to-back singles and a wild pitch, but two sacrifice flies kept him from scoring two runs. He left runners in scoring position in the third and fourth innings but stranded them. He induced double plays in the fourth and sixth innings.
The defense helped him, too. Shortstop Leover Peguero made a good play on William Contreras’ deep hit in the third inning. Third baseman Keybrian Hayes stretched his arm over the dugout railing to catch Carlos Santana’s fly ball in the fifth.
Second baseman Bae Ji-hwan also contributed defensively. In the fifth inning, he raced out to catch a slow grounder from Sal Prellick and made the out. The throw was shaky, but first baseman Austin Rivas made the catch.
The game was won, but there were injuries. McCutchen left the game in the fifth inning after feeling discomfort in his left foot. He left the field after the inning, being helped off by a trainer.
The Pirates announced that McCutchen felt a strain in his left Achilles tendon and was removed as a precautionary measure and is being evaluated and treated by the team’s medical staff.