Pittsburgh beats Chicago Cubs 2-1…Bae silent, batting average drops to .237

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan has gone silent.

Bae Ji-hwan started at second base in the seventh inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on June 26. He went hitless in three at-bats. His batting average dropped to .237.

Pittsburgh defeated the Cubs 2-1. With the win, Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 58-71 on the season. The Cubs had their two-game winning streak snapped and are now 67-61 on the season.

Pittsburgh’s lineup was Keebrean Hayes (third base), Brian Reynolds (left field), Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter), Joshua Palacios (right field), Conor Jo (first base), Zack Swinski (center field), Bae Ji-Hwan (second base), Alyssa Williams (shortstop), and Yanson Delay (catcher).

Pittsburgh scored in the first inning. Hayes led off with a single to left and Reynolds followed with a double to right to put runners on second and third. McCutchen grounded out to third, scoring a run. They added another run on Palacios’ grounder to second.

In the bottom of the first, Bae stepped to the plate with runners on first and second. He took a four-pitch 81.8 mph changeup from Kyle Hendricks, but was caught stealing second base.

In his second at-bat in the fourth inning, he grounded into an infield single. With the bases loaded, Bae took a six-seam, 82.8-mph changeup from Hendricks. But the ball rolled in front of the pitcher and was caught on an infield grounder.토스카지노

In his third at-bat of the sixth inning, Bae’s bat was silent again. With runners on first and second, Bae swung at an 82-mph changeup from Hendricks on the second pitch. It was caught on a grounder to first base, and the runners moved up a base in the interim.

No runs scored, but Pittsburgh held on to the lead. In the ninth inning, Bednar gave up a solo shot to leadoff hitter Ian Happ to cut the lead to one. He then got Cody Bellinger to ground out to shortstop, Dansby Swanson to shortstop, and Seiya Suzuki to strike out to preserve the win.

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