20 stolen bases next… ‘0.277 → 0.271’ Bae Ji-hwan’s 4G hit streak stopped, NYM finally escaped from 7 consecutive losses

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates)’ streak of hits, which continued a good trend, was stopped in four games. He drove in an RBI to tie the team, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a loss.스포츠토토,

Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman and batsman 7 in the 2023 Major League Baseball home match against the New York Mets held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time) and recorded no hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.

Starting with the St. Louis Cardinals match on the 5th, Bae Ji-hwan continued a good trend with a hit streak in four consecutive games, starting with the Oakland Athletics and the previous day (10th) against the Mets. However, he did not produce a hit on this day. He produced an RBI that tied the team, but it was not easy to lead the team to victory. The season’s batting average fell slightly from 0.277 to 0.271.

In the first at-bat as the lead batter at the end of the 3rd inning, trailing 0-1, Bae Ji-hwan had a confrontation with Senga Kodai, nicknamed the ‘ghost fork’. Bae Ji-hwan attacked Senga’s first ball 95.6 miles (approximately 153.9 km) with a fastball that was formed low in the strike zone, but withdrew with a ground ball to the second baseman and started the game.

Bae Ji-hwan’s RBI came in the second at-bat. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Pittsburgh set the table with 1 out, 1st and 3rd bases, with Jack Swinsky’s walk and Kibrian Hayes’s grounder selection coming out. Here, Bae Ji-hwan aimed for Senga’s first pitch again, and made a ground ball to the second baseman, exchanging his own out count with one point to tie the team.

Hardly any hits came out. Bae Ji-hwan held out his bat to Senga’s 93.6 mile (approximately 151 km) fastball on the third pitch in the third at-bat with two out and first base at the end of the 6th inning with the score 1-1. However, like the previous at-bats, this time, he retreated with a ground ball to the second baseman and failed to produce a hit. And in the last at-bat in the ninth inning, he retired with a floating ball to center field, ending the game. Bae Ji-hwan did not succeed in getting on base that day, so the 20th stolen base was postponed to the next day.

Pittsburgh, which bombed the Mets mound the day before (the 10th), was tied up with batting lines that day. The first priority is for the Mets. In the top of the 3rd inning, the Mets got a chance to run 2 out and 3 base, created by Tommy Pam’s double, and Brandon Nemo pulled out a timely hit. Then Pittsburgh started fighting back. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Bae Ji-hwan exchanged his out count with 1 run at 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, and succeeded in returning the game to the starting point.

The game, which had been tight after Pittsburgh’s score in the 4th, cracked in the 7th. In the top of the 7th inning, the Mets took the initiative again as Mark Kanha struck a timely hit that called in both runners in a chance with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base created by Starling Marte’s hit and Luis Guillermo’s walk. And in the 8th inning attack, Francisco Alvarez fired a solo home run, widening the gap to 1-4.

The Mets, who had fallen into a swamp of seven straight losses before the game on the 11th, secured the victory in the ninth inning. The Mets ran away 1-5 with Kanha hitting a timely hit that put a wedge in the scoring opportunity created by Pam’s hit-and-steal. Pittsburgh was unable to close the gap in the bottom of the ninth offense and gave up the game.

On this day, Senga, the starter of the Mets, fought back with 2 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run (no ERA) in 7 innings, recording a quality start + (3 ERA or less in 7 innings), and getting his 6th win (3 losses) of the season, The Mets came out of a seven-game losing streak and tasted a victory after a long time.

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