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Pittsburgh Bae Ji-hwan, no hit in 3 at-bats… Exhibition batting average down .083

Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) retired without a hit in the demonstration game. 

Bae Ji-hwan started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins, which was held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, on the 6th (Korean time), recording no hits and one strikeout in three at-bats. 

Bae Ji-hwan, who reported his first hit in 4 games against the Baltimore Orioles on the 4th, stopped hitting again that day, and his batting average in the demonstration game dropped from 1.101 to 8.3 (1 hit in 12 at-bats). 

In the first at-bat in the first inning, he hit Minnesota starter Jose De Leon and hit a changeup on the third pitch, but Bae Ji-hwan, who was grounded out on second base, struck out in the second at-bat in the third inning. On De Leon’s 5th pitch, the bat went round on a high outside slider.  오락실 토토

In the 5th inning, against relief Aaron Sanchez, he had a two-strike unfavorable count to 8 pitches. He hit a high four-seam fastball on the eighth pitch, but it was caught as a grounder on third base. 

Pittsburgh defeated Minnesota, 5-2, with Bae Ji-hwan being replaced in the 7th inning to finish the game. Third baseman Rodolfo Castro played an active role with 2 hits and 1 RBI in 3 at-bats, and starting pitcher JT Brubaker pitched well with 1 hit, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts and no runs in 3 innings. 

Pittsburgh recorded 2 wins and 5 losses in the demonstration games, and Minnesota went 3 wins and 6 losses.


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