Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball (MLB), did not come to the plate to bat, but instead watched his team win. The Pittsburgh Pirates played an MLB interleague home game against the New York Yankees at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Aug. 18.
Bae was out of the starting lineup, but came in for Connor Cho in the bottom of the seventh inning as part of an offense change. Instead of playing left field, Bae moved to center field to make room for Zack Swinski, who started in center field.
Bae didn’t get an at-bat on the day. Pittsburgh went on to beat the Yankees 3-2, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Bae, who plays for MLB Pittsburgh, came on as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of the Pirates’ home game against the New York Yankees on Aug. 18. He handles a double to left-center field by Yankees’ Austin Wells in the ninth inning. 토토사이트
With the win, the Pirates reached the 70-win plateau for the season. It’s the first time in five years that Pittsburgh has won 70 or more games in a season.
Pittsburgh opened the scoring in the third inning with an RBI single by Leover Figueroa and added a run in the fourth when Miguel Andujar hit a solo home run.
The Yankees didn’t sit back. D. J. LeMahieu hit an RBI single to make it a one-run game, and Anthony Wolf hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 2-2.
However, Pittsburgh took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh on Jason Delay’s RBI single. Pittsburgh was able to play “safe baseball” on the day. Carmen Mlodzinski pitched a scoreless inning in the top of the eighth and David Bednar came on in relief in the top of the ninth to preserve the win.
Mlodzinski picked up her eighth win of the season (3-3) and Bednar her 36th save (3-2).