Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) failed to continue his streak in the exhibition game.
Bae Ji-hwan started the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League demonstration game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, on the 26th (Korean time) as the 8th hitter in center field and was silent with no hits in 4 at bats.
Bae Ji-hwan, who had 2 hits in 3 at-bats against the Boston Red Sox on the 24th and 1 hit in 1 at-bats against the Detroit Tigers on the 25th, entered the plate four times that day, but did not produce any hits.
Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average in the demonstration game dropped from 0.270 to 0.244 (10 hits in 41 at-bats).
In the 3rd, 5th, and 7th innings, Bae Ji-hwan stepped back with a fly ball to left field, and in the last at-bat in the 9th inning토토사이트, the pitcher stopped with a ground ball.
Bae Ji-hwan, who became the 26th Korean big leaguer by starting as the 9th hitter and 2nd baseman in the Pittsburgh uniform on September 24 last year, is aiming to enter the opening roster this year.
Although he did not produce a hit that day, Bae Ji-hwan, who had been playing second baseman and shortstop, showed off his excellent defensive skills by catching Norma Mazara’s batted ball flying over his head in the 5th inning as center fielder.
Bae Ji-hwan said before starting spring camp, “I feel comfortable in both the infield and the outfield. What I want is to be included in the starting lineup. I don’t insist on position or batting order.”
Even in his exhibition game, he shows off the strengths of a utility player by going back and forth between infield and outfield.
Pittsburgh first baseman Choi Ji-man did not play that day.
Pittsburgh lost 4-6.
On the other hand, Tommy Hyeonsu Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), who played for Korea in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), started as a shortstop at batting 9 in the game against the Miami Marlins at Jupiter Roger Dean Stadium in Florida, with no hits and one walk in one at-bat. finished the game
Edmon’s exhibition batting average is 0.158 (3 hits in 19 at-bats).
Lars Nutba (St. Louis), who contributed to the WBC championship as a representative of Japan, went 2 at bats and 1 hit.
Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) missed the game against the Texas Rangers.