Bae Ji-hwan’s multi-hit ‘Cyyoungsang pitcher’ also collapsed… Oviedo complete envelope-5-0 victory over Kansas City 

Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) regained a sense of hitting against pitcher Jack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals), who won the Cy Young Award.

On the 29th (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan started as a center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) visiting game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and played an active role with 2 hits and 1 point in 5 at-bats.

His batting average for the season rose from 0.237 to 0.240 (59 hits in 246 at-bats).

August 29 Pittsburgh VS Kansas City Starting Lineup
Pittsburgh: Bae Ji-hwan (center fielder) – Kibrian Hayes (3 baseman) – Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter) – Joshua Palacios (left fielder) – Andy Rodriguez (catcher) – Jack Swinsky (right fielder) – Reover Peguero ( Second baseman) – Alfonso Rivas (first baseman) – Alica Williams (shortstop) in order of batting order. The starting pitcher is Johan Oviedo.

Kansas City: MJ Melendez (left field) – Bobby Witt Jr. (shortstop) – Freddie Perez (catcher) – Michael Massey (2nd baseman) – Nelson Velasquez (right fielder) – Drew Waters (designated hitter) – Matt Beatty (1st baseman) – Matt Duffy (third baseman) and Kyle Isbel (center fielder) faced each other. Greinke was the starting pitcher.

Attention was focused on the confrontation between Bae Ji-hwan and Greinkey. Greinke is a great pitcher who has won 224 career victories. In 2009, he experienced a splendid career, including winning the American League (AL) Cy Young Award, and once built the strongest 1-2-3 starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers with Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) and Clayton Kershaw.

His entry into the Hall of Fame after his retirement is also likely, but this season he was sluggish with 1 win and 12 losses and an earned run average (ERA) of 5.28. Bae Ji-hwan, a rookie this season, seemed to have a good chance of winning.

14th multi-hit, against great pitcher Greinke… Oviedo shutout victory
Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the lead batter in the top of the first inning, hit Greinke’s 71.7 mph (115.4 km) curveball and sent the ball to the side of the shortstop. Shortstop Wit Jr. threw himself, but was unable to catch the ball at once, and Bae Ji-hwan had already arrived at first base.

Bae Ji-hwan, who scored 1 run in the 2nd inning and started again as the lead batter in the 3rd inning, pushed a 89.2 mile (143.6 km) four-seam fastball on the 2nd pitch and dropped the batted ball to the left field. Bae Ji-hwan, who sprinted immediately after hitting the ball, reached second base with ease.

14th multi-hit this season. It is the 9th game since the Minnesota Twins match on the 19th and the 14th record this season. It was only 4 games since the Chicago Cubs match on the 25th. Bae Ji-hwan stepped home when the follow-up hitter, Hayes, hit a double.안전놀이터

He homered comfortably on the follow-up batter Hey’s double. 42nd goal of the season.

After that, I couldn’t get any more hits. He retired with a grounder to second base in the 5th inning and a fly ball to center fielder in the 7th inning hit by a changed pitcher, Taylor Hearn. In the ninth inning, Carlos Hernandez also retired with a pitcher’s ground ball to end the game.

The result was a complete victory for Pittsburgh. Unlike Greinke, who was knocked out early with 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4⅔ innings, Pittsburgh starter Oviedo blocked the Kansas City batting line. He threw 112 pitches in 9 innings, allowing only 2 hits. He earned the first shutout of his career, walking two and striking out five. 8th win (13 losses) of the season. He also lowered his ERA from 4.46 to 4.20.

Pittsburgh, which broke its two-game losing streak, maintained 4th place in the Central Division of the National League (NL) with a record of 59 wins and 73 losses. On the other hand, Kansas City, who suffered four consecutive losses, stayed at the bottom of the AL Central Division with 41 wins and 92 losses.