Bae Ji-hwan enters the game as a defender after three games in a row with a hit.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan (24) was unable to continue his hitting streak of three games.
Bae pinch-hit for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals during the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., on April 31.
He didn’t see any balls in the eighth inning, and when leadoff hitter Maikel Garcia hit a well-hit ball over his head in the top of the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead, he jumped up to make the catch.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Bobby Witt Jr. hit a shallow fly ball back to center field, and Bae got the out with the runner on third.
Pittsburgh eventually got through the ninth inning without allowing a run, winning 4-1 and extending its winning streak to three games.
Bae, who had reached base in each of his three consecutive starts from April 28 against the Chicago Cubs to April 30 against Kansas City, was on the bench today as Kansas City started left-hander Angel Serpa.
As a left-handed hitter, 먹튀검증 Bae is batting .240 on the season, and his .278 average against left-handed pitchers is actually higher than his average against right-handers (.222).