Bae Ji-hwan’s streak ends, only two strikeouts on swings, ‘batting average of 0.243’

 Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) failed to continue his upward trend. The hitting streak ended.

Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on the 14th (Korean time), and only had no hits in 3 at-bats.

Bae Ji-hwan, who hit a multi-hit game against Baltimore the day before, could not continue his upward trend. Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average, which ended his two-game hitting streak, went down from 0.250 to 0.243.

Bae Ji-hwan struck out on a swing in his first at-bat with 2 out and 1 base in the top of the 2nd inning. He missed opposing right-hander starter Tyler Wells on a changeup on the 4th pitch on a 1-2 ball count.

At the beginning of the 5th inning, he struck out on a swing in the second at-bat with no runners. He had a game with Wells that went all the way to 8 pitches, but the bat went idle on a 93.1 mile (about 150 km) fastball.토토사이트

In the top of the 8th inning as the lead batter, Bae Ji-hwan finished the game with a ground ball to third base.

Pittsburgh suffered a 0-2 loss as the batting line only allowed 3 hits. He fell into a quagmire of four consecutive losses.

Baltimore starter Wells took the lead in Baltimore’s victory with 7 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and no runs.

Roancie Contreras, a right-hander from Pittsburgh, did his part with 5 hits (2 homers) and 2 runs in 7 innings, but became a losing pitcher as he was not supported by other lines.