Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), the ‘new engine of the pirate corps’, took the lead in destroying the first-place Milwaukee Brewers with his first triple since his major league debut.

Bae Ji-hwan started as center fielder in the third game of the 2023 Major League Baseball three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 7th (Korean time) and played with 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 1 run. 

His first at-bat was a batter.온라인바카라 He appeared as the lead in the first inning, trailing 0-3, and hit an 88 mph (141 km) changeup on the second pitch after a foul on the first pitch against Milwaukee starter Freddie Peralta, but it ended up being a grounder to third base. 

He stepped on first base in the third inning, when the score was 1-3, with one out, one out, and a shortstop fielder’s choice. He met Peralta again and fought tenaciously all the way to the 7th pitch, targeting a 93.7 mile (150km) four-seam fastball and hitting a ground ball to the shortstop. The follow-up Brian Reynolds also failed to score as he was limited to a fielder’s choice at shortstop. 

The third at-bat also had no impact. They appeared as the lead in the 6th inning, still trailing 1-3, but unfortunately retired due to a foul fly by the third baseman. In the unfavorable count of 1B-2S, Peralta’s 76.6 mile (123 km) curve on the 4th pitch was not hit properly. 

Bae Ji-hwan finally showed his presence in the last at-bat. He came on in the 7th inning with 1 out and runners on base when the score was 3-3, and hit a 1-run comeback triple, becoming the game-winning hitter. After calmly watching Elvis Peguero’s two balls, he hit an 88.4 mile (142km) slider driven to the center on the third pitch, and connected it with his first triple in his major league debut, which split the right-center field. Bae Ji-hwan reached third base with such a sprint that his helmet came off, receiving applause from the home fans. 

Bae Ji-hwan was later responsible for scoring a run by hitting home on Miguel Andujar’s heavy hit. 

Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average, who added one hit, remained at 204.1 li. 

Pittsburgh, ranked 4th in the National League’s Central Division, defeated Milwaukee 5-4 and avenged its loss the day before and turned its three-game home series into a winning series. Season 65 wins and 75 losses. The bullpen day, in which six pitchers appeared, from opener Colin Selby to closer David Bedner, was a success. 

On the other hand, Milwaukee, the leader in the same district, failed to continue its winning streak and recorded 77 wins and 62 losses. Willy Adames’ performance of 2 hits (1 home run) and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats was overshadowed by the loss.

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