Major League Baseball (MLB) Pittsburgh Pirates Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan played side by side in the last game of the home opening three-game series, but ended up with no hits.
In the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Chicago White Sox held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 10th (Korean time), Choi Ji-man started as a first baseman and hit 5 times, striking out 1 in 3 at-bats. Choi Ji-man, who remained silent for three consecutive games without a hit, dropped his season batting average to 0.053 (1 hit in 19 at-bats).
Bae Ji-hwan, who was excluded from the starting lineup, was replaced in the top of the 7th inning due to an injury to shortstop O’Neal Cruz, and recorded no hits and one strikeout in one at-bat.온라인바카라
Bae Ji-hwan, who hit 3 hits in a major league game for the first time against the White Sox on the 8th, failed to produce a hit in the following 2 games, dropping his batting average to 0.250 (5 hits in 25 at-bats).
Choi Ji-man, who played as first baseman for the first time in the season, could not get out of the batting slump.
Choi Ji-man went out as the lead batter at the end of the second inning and hit a ground ball to the first baseman.
Afterwards, Choi Ji-man took the last chance to hit in the bottom of the 6th inning with 2nd out, 1st and 3rd base, but was struck out on a missed swing by Michael Kopek’s sharp slider.
Bae Ji-hwan had a chance to play in the second half due to a fellow player’s injury.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, Crows, who was on 3rd base with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, collided with the opposing catcher while trying to run home when Ki Brian Hayes grounded the 3rd baseman. Cruz, who collapsed on the ground complaining of pain, was replaced, and as a result of a close examination, he was diagnosed with a fracture in his left ankle.
When the main shortstop left, Pittsburgh appointed Bae Ji-hwan as second baseman in the top of the 7th inning. Also, Rodolfo Castro moved from second base to shortstop.
Bae Ji-hwan went to bat once in the bottom of the 8th inning, but struck out on a swing against Jake Dickman.
Pittsburgh beat the White Sox 1-0 with only two hits on the day.
In the bottom of the second inning, right after Jaman Choi was out, he hit a triple that hit Cannon Smith and Nzigbai directly into the fence, then stepped on home on Jack Suwinsky’s center fielder’s sacrifice fly to score the winning run.
Starting pitcher Yohan Oviedo won his first win of the season by pitching well with 2 hits and 5 strikeouts in 6⅔ innings.
With a record of 6 wins and 3 losses, Pittsburgh chased the Milwaukee Brewers (7 wins and 2 losses), who ranked first in the Central Division of the National League, by one game.
Meanwhile, from the 11th, Pittsburgh will play three home games against the ‘defending champion’ Houston Astros.