Pittsburgh Sweeps Fenway Park. Bae Ji-hwan, 4 at-bats, 1 hit

The Pittsburgh Pirates swept three consecutive games away from Fenway Park.

Pittsburgh, which made a winning series thanks to the performances of super utility man Bae Ji-hwan and star Brian Reynolds the previous day, swept 4-1 in the daytime game on the 6th (Korean time) with the power of the mound. With 4 wins and 2 losses this season, it is second only to the Milwaukee Brewers (5 wins and 1 loss) in the National League Central District.

Bae Ji-hwan, who played as center fielder in the 8th inning, stepped down from the previous 3 at-bats with a bum hit and advanced to 2nd base on the pitcher’s infield hit and error in the 8th inning. He had a batting average of 0.222. At the end of the 7th inning with a 4-0 lead, manager Derek Selton switched the defensive position to second base.안전놀이터

Boston, a powerful offensive force that scored a total of 27 points in three consecutive games against the Baltimore Orioles in the opening series, only scored 8 points against Pittsburgh. In particular, they failed to attack the Pittsburgh mound by losing 2 consecutive games 1-4.

Pittsburgh starting pitcher Mitch Keller earned his first win of the season with 4 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. Veteran switch hitter first baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run from Corey Kluber in the 4th inning and broke away from sluggishness in the early stages with 2 hits (6 bases) and 2 RBIs with a timely double that confirmed the victory in the 7th inning. His batting average is 0.174.

Santana’s performance is not good news for Choi Ji-man, who is in the same position. He was removed from the lineup on this day after playing in four consecutive games, including against the Cincinnati Reds and against the Boston Red Sox. He is very sluggish, going 1-for-12 (0.083) in 4 games. He hasn’t blown a long hit yet.

When he was traded to Pittsburgh from the Tampa Bay Rays last year, it was expected that he would be used as first base and designated hitter. However, it became a strange situation when they recruited veteran switch hitter Santana. Santana is a switch hitter but is strong from the left side. It is not a typical left-right matchup platoon system. He hit 206 home runs against lefties against righties, and 72 against lefties.

From Choi Ji-man’s point of view, he is somewhat pushed back. Santana was first in Pittsburgh’s opener lineup. Rather, rookie Bae Ji-hwan broke expectations and participated in the opening game as the starting second baseman, but Choi Ji-man was excluded. Currently, the location is not wide.

Santana and Choi Ji-man are virtually the same left-left in the lineup. Of course, when selecting a right-hander, they are placed in the lineup as first baseman and designated hitter at the same time. He played as a simultaneous starter in the last game of three consecutive games against Cincinnati and two games against Boston. He did not show the hot impact of the attack.

Meanwhile, Boston outfielder Masataka Yoshida (29), who wielded a heavy hit as the Japanese national team in the WBC tournament, dropped his batting average to 0.200 with no hits in four at-bats that day. Manager Alex Cora is using Yoshida as a cleanup hitter. He hit a home run in his MLB debut in the first round of a three-game series against Pittsburgh and has six RBIs in six games. Boston sat down with 2 wins and 4 losses.