Bae Bae-hwan, silent in 3G, ‘4 at-bats without a hit’…stuck in the rain and facing an unfair S-call

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) was silent for the first time in three games since returning from an ankle injury.안전놀이터

Bae started in center field against the Minnesota Twins on April 21 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was quiet, going 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

Since returning from an ankle injury, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk on April 19 and 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI on April 20, but was silent in his third game back. He is now 2-for-4 on the season.

The Pittsburgh offense, including Bae, faced veteran left-hander Dallas Keuchel. In the first inning, Bae grounded out to first base. He took advantage of a five-pitch, 87.2-mph sinker from Keichle that was slow. It was a close call, but a glove toss by Minnesota first baseman Donovan Solano followed by a bare-handed catch by Keichle kept Bae from scoring.

In the fourth inning, Bae led off and hit a 77.6-mph outside slider from Keichle on a five-pitch at-bat, but it went into the left-field bleachers.

He led off the seventh inning, but couldn’t get on base. He tried a six-seam, 87.8-mph sinker up the middle from Keichle, but it was grounded to the third baseman.

In his final at-bat in the ninth, he struck out. With the bases loaded, Bae watched an 88.3-mph curveball in a two-pitch, two-strike count with Johan Duran. It appeared to be outside the strike zone on Gameday, but the umpire called it a strike. Bae struck out for no reason.

Pittsburgh’s bats were silent on the day, falling to 0-2. Not only Bae, but the entire lineup was shut out as they only managed two hits. The Pirates are now 55-69 on the season.

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