Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) experienced one of the most giddy moments of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career.
Bae batted first and second in the lineup against the New York Yankees at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday (Aug. 16), going 1-for-4 with a walk and a hit by pitch. He reached base twice, scoring both times and collecting one RBI.
In the bottom of the sixth inning with Pittsburgh down 2-3 and runners on first and second, Bae swung hard at an outside curveball from Yankees left-hander Anthony Mizevich.
The ball, traveling at 161.8 kilometers per hour, struck Misiewicz in the face and bounced far into right field. U.S. media outlets reported that Bae’s pitch appeared to have hit Mizevich between his right temple and ear.
The ball traveled so fast that Misewicz fell to the ground in agony, while Bae, who had just reached first base, stood in place and looked at Misewicz with concern. Unable to express his joy at scoring the tying run, Misevich left the field with a trainer to catch the stadium transportation.메이저사이트
Bae took second on the next batter’s hit-by-pitch and scored on a single by Keybrian Hayes.
Bae led off the first inning with a walk and scored on a sacrifice fly. He was stranded in the second inning on a grounder to third base, in the fourth on a strikeout, and in the eighth on a grounder to shortstop.
Bae is batting .242, and Pittsburgh scored four runs in the top of the ninth to fall behind 5-7. With the score at 5-4 in the top of the ninth, Bae made an error on a bases-loaded grounder to first base with one out to end the game.