Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit his first walk-off home run in his major league debut. Along with Choi Ji-man (32), he set the record for the first Korean hit with a home run in two consecutive games.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the first hitter and second baseman in the 2023 major league home game against the Houston Astros held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh카지노사이트, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time), and hit a three-run home run to end Pittsburgh’s 7-4 in the last at-bat in the 9th inning. led to victory
Choi Ji-man, who started as the designated hitter No. 3, also played an active role with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats, including the season 2 home run, and the Korean duo exploded simultaneously.
The beginning was Choi Ji-man. From the first at-bat in the first inning, Houston right-hander starter Christian Javier hit a knuckle curve that fell low on the third pitch and connected it with a double to the right.
In the third inning, he struck out on a foul tip, but hit a home run in the sixth inning to tie the game 2-2. In a full count match with Javier, he hit a high 92.2 mile (148.4 km) four-seam fastball on the 6th pitch and crossed the right wall. Distance 418 feet (127.4 m), exit velocity 110 mph (177 km), launch angle 27 degrees.
Choi Ji-man, who recorded his first home run in Pittsburgh on the previous day (11th) against Houston and hit home runs in two consecutive games until today, struck out in the last at-bat in the 8th inning, but had his first multi-hit game of the season. He improved his season batting average from 8.7 to 1.4.8 (4-for-27).
The last was Bae Ji-hwan’s share. In the bottom of the ninth, Bae Ji-hwan, who struck out on a swing in the 1st inning, grounded a shortstop in the 3rd inning, flew a ball in left field in the 5th inning, and struck out a swing in the 8th inning, came to the bottom of the 9th inning. In the top of the ninth, closer David Bedner allowed two runs and made a blown save to tie the game at 4-4.
Bae Ji-hwan played a six-pitch match against Houston right-hander Ryan Presley. He caught an 88.5 mph (142.4 km) changeup that came low to his body and hit it over the right fence. He carried a distance of 403 feet (122.8 m), an exit velocity of 104.2 miles (167.7 km), and a launch angle of 27 degrees. It was the moment that marked the first home run of his debut season 2 after 5 games following his first home run against the Boston Red Sox on the last 5 days.
Bae Ji-hwan, who recorded 1 hit and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, marked a batting average of .242 (8 hits in 33 at-bats) for the season. Pittsburgh, who won the game-off, continued cruising in the early stages of the season with 7 wins and 4 losses.