Choi Ji-man, 4 at-bats, no hits, 3 strikeouts… Bae Ji-hwan, 3 at-bats, no hits, 1 strikeout
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Choi Ji-man (31) and Bae Ji-hwan (23) duo set a record for starting with a Korean batter for the first time in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), but it is regrettable that they were silent with no hits. left 토토사이트
Choi Ji-man started as the 6th designated hitter in the 2023 MLB Cincinnati Reds visiting game held at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 3rd (Korean time) and was sluggish with 4 at-bats and 3 strikeouts. Bae Ji-hwan took the 8th batter as second baseman and hung his head with 3 at-bats, no hits and 1 strikeout.
This is the first time that two Korean big leaguers have been listed in the starting batting order on the same team.
Both players suffered from extreme sluggishness side by side.
In the first at-bat in the top of the second inning, Choi Ji-man struck out looking for right-hander Graham Ashcraft.
He missed a high cut fastball in a full count fight.
In the top of the 4th inning, trailing by 1-2, he missed another cut fastball on a similar course and struck out with a looking strikeout.
Choi Ji-man stepped up as the lead batter in the 7th inning and struck out on a swing, and in the last attack in the 9th inning, he hit a ball that floated to center field.
Bae Ji-hwan was also regretful. He struck out on a swing with no outs in the 3rd inning, grounded to 2nd base in the 5th inning with one out, and grounded a shortstop with 2 outs and 1st base in the 7th inning.
Bae Ji-hwan’s batting average for the season fell to 0.200 (2 hits in 10 at-bats), and Choi Ji-man’s batting average remained at 0.000 as he could not produce a hit.
Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati 1-3.
It was painful for the Korean duo to contribute a total of 4 strikeouts.