‘Outfield machine’ Bae Ji-hwan hits → 11G consecutive runs… PIT loses 3 straight games

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan continued his streak of hitting safely in 11 consecutive games, even though he was unable to lead his team to victory. His performance seems to be skyrocketing.

Bae Ji-hwan started at second base and batted sixth in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, on 30 June and went 1-for-4. His batting average remained at .275.

His recent performance has taken a turn for the worse. Bae is batting .480 (12-for-25) in his last nine games dating back to 30 days ago. After batting .235 in April, Bae is feeling good enough to hit .310 in May. The previous day (29th), he had a multi-hit game in centre field, including a tremendous defensive effort to catch a ball that went over his head.메이저놀이터

The good form against the Seattle Mariners carried over to the matchup against San Francisco. However, things didn’t start out so well. With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the second inning, Bae took a two-seam 87 mph slider from San Francisco starter Anthony Desclafani, but retired on a fielder’s choice to end his first at-bat.

Bae faced Desclafani again in his second at-bat, leading off the top of the fifth inning with a 1-6 count. Bae took advantage of Desclafani’s early changeup. This time, however, he was unable to produce a hit for the second straight at-bat as he grounded out to the second baseman.

It was his third at-bat that broke the no-hit streak. Trailing 6-2 in the top of the seventh, Bae lined Desclafani’s 85.4 mph (137.4 km/h) slider into the gap in centre field with the bases loaded. The hit extended Bae’s hitting streak to 11 games, dating back to 13 days ago against the Baltimore Orioles.

Bae’s hit did not lead to a run as Connor Cho, who was on second base, was unable to reach home. But the hit put runners in scoring position with one out, and Pittsburgh scored one more run to close the gap. In his final at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, he was retired on a grounder to first base, finishing the game 1-for-4.

The game ended in a complete game loss for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh trailed San Francisco, 3-6, with the help of Bae Ji-hwan. But the bottom of the seventh inning was the problem. Pittsburgh gave up a whopping eight runs in the bottom of the seventh to swing the game completely in San Francisco’s favour. Zack Swinski hit his second home run of the day in the bottom of the ninth, but the Pirates were unable to overcome the deficit, falling 4-14 and dropping their third straight game.

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