‘2RBI bang’ → grounder in scoring position + strikeout…Bae Ji-hwan, who had a ‘4-game hitting streak’ against Texas.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bae Ji-hwan continued his hot streak by producing long balls.
The outfielder went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the eighth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Texas Rangers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Wednesday (July 23).
Bae extended his hitting streak to four games, dating back to April 18 against the Detroit Tigers, and his season batting average remained unchanged at .254.
In the bottom of the second inning, with his team leading 1-0, Bae pulled a five-pitch slider from Texas starter Dane Dunning for a double. With a 1-2 count, the odds were stacked against him, but he remained focused.안전놀이터
However, he didn’t get a hit in his next three at-bats.
In the fourth and sixth innings, Bae Bae-hwan had a chance to score, but he struck out and grounded out, respectively.
With the score tied 1-1 heading into the top of the seventh, Pittsburgh exploded for five runs in the bottom of the inning and held off a late Texas rally to win 6-4. The Pirates were led by Tucupita Marcano, who had a four-hit game, and starter Luis Ortiz, who went 7⅔ innings.