“Didn’t help”… Failing to steal in front of the best hitter on the team, Bae Ji-hwan is overpaid

 It’s time to remember the word “overeating is not worth it.” Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) learned too many lessons from one game.

Bae Ji-hwan’s team,스포츠토토 Pittsburgh, lost 0-4 in a match against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time). Pittsburgh fell into a 5-game losing streak. 

It is still 1st in the National League Central Division. A record of 20 wins and 13 losses. But it’s not serious. Even if it is called overface, it is actually safe. Even the injured are coming out here one after another. Key players such as Oneli Cruz (ankle fracture) and Choi Ji-man (Achilles tendon) have already had to leave for a long time. And before the game, franchise star Andrew McCutchen suffered an ankle injury during a warmup. 

In addition, even Bae Ji-hwan suffered a left ankle injury in the last at-bat in the ninth inning. He limped and could not play defense in the bottom of the ninth. It is expected that the situation will be updated once the examination is completed.

Although he was injured, the arrow of criticism that day was directed at Bae Ji-hwan. Bae Ji-hwan, who started as a leadoff that day, stepped up as the leadoff batter in the first inning and went on base with a walk and immediately succeeded in stealing second base. However, he later stole third base and was out. At bat was Brian Reynolds, who is currently showing off the team’s best productivity, but Bae Ji-hwan recklessly stole third base. 

It can be dismissed as a conclusion theory, but since the result turned out to be a failure, there was no choice but to be deeply regretful. Both local media and manager Derek Shelton criticized Bae Ji-hwan’s base play. ‘Pittsburgh Baseball Now’ said, ‘Bae Ji-hwan succeeded in stealing second base, but failed to steal third base. He stole an RBI opportunity from the club’s best hitter. Bae Ji-hwan’s big gamble did not pay off.”

The ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ said, ‘It caused unnecessary risks and costs’ as outcounts increased in base plays, including Bae Ji-hwan’s first base stealer, and said, ‘What kind of performance in the attack against Toronto starter Chris Bassett, who endured 7 innings? It is impossible to say whether you would have gotten . But that base play obviously didn’t help,’ he explained.

Director Shelton also said, “I thought Bae Ji-hwan was safe, but the sliding was too much. However, Reynolds was at bat. Bassett was in a situation where he couldn’t find his rhythm. We played too aggressively. I tried to make too many things in the beginning and faced a bad outcount.” 

It can be dismissed as one game, but in the situation of Pittsburgh, which is in a losing streak, every play is regrettable. That’s why Bae Ji-hwan’s overeagerness has no choice but to turn a bad eye

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