Bae Ji-hwan (24), in his second year in the major leagues, ended the Boston Red Sox expedition in a good mood, showing off his first home run and fantastic outfield defense.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had an away game against Boston on the 6th (Korean time) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On this day, Bae Ji-hwan started as Pittsburgh’s 8th center fielder and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan hit an infield hit in the last at-bat in the 8th inning after stepping off with a hit in the first three at-bats. 안전놀이터
In addition, Bae Ji-hwan played as center fielder until the 6th inning and changed his position to 2nd baseman from the 7th inning. This means that the usability of the badge exchange is high.
Pittsburgh defeated Boston 4-1 amid the stability of the pitching. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller won with 1 run in 7 innings, and Carlos Santana scored 2 RBIs including a home run.
As a result, Bae Ji-hwan went 2-for-8 (1 home run) in 2 out of 3 consecutive matches against Boston. He also showed off a super catch as a center fielder on the 5th.
Bae Ji-hwan’s current batting performance is only 0.222 batting average, 0.262 on-base percentage, and 0.708 OPS in 5 games, but he is receiving better evaluation than his grades due to the diversity of defensive positions.
Also, Pittsburgh swept all three consecutive matches against Boston this time. This is the first series sweep against Boston in Pittsburgh’s history.
After a pleasant sweep, Pittsburgh returns to their home stadium, PNC Park, to play a six-game home game against the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.