A new major league record for a Korean is within reach, but it’s not happening. Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan (24) leads off the game, but once again, he is unable to produce a hit.토토사이트

Bae batted first and played second in the lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Aug. 22.

Pittsburgh’s starting lineup consisted of Bae Ji-hwan (second base)-Kevin Hayes (third base)-Jack Swinski (center field)-Conor Jo (first base)-Jose Palacios (left field)-Henry Davis (designated hitter)-Carl Mitchell (right field)-Rondolfo Castro (shortstop)-Austin Hedges (catcher) and starting pitcher Rich Hill.

Bae went 0-for-4 on the day, dropping his season batting average to .254. It was his fourth straight game and 12th consecutive at-bat without a hit. Pittsburgh also fell to 3-8, snapping a nine-game losing streak.

After striking out in the top of the ninth against the Brewers on the 18th, Bae went 0-for-3 against Milwaukee on the 19th, 0-for-2 against the Cubs on the 20th, and 0-for-2 against the Cubs on the 21st.

No walks meant no stolen bases. Bae, who currently has 20 stolen bases, needs just two more to approach the record for most stolen bases in a season by a Korean major leaguer. The current record is 22, set by Choo Shin-soo in 2010.안전놀이터추천

Bae led off the bottom of the first inning with a full count, but was stranded on a grounder to shortstop. In the bottom of the third inning, Bae grounded out to shortstop on a two-strike count, and then came back to lead off the sixth inning, but again, he grounded out to shortstop. All three batters were unable to capitalize on Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks’ pitches.

In the bottom of the seventh, Bae had runners on second and third with no outs against right-hander Mark Reiter, Jr. Pittsburgh was plagued by a two-hit shutout on the day.

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