Bae Ji-hwan (24), who recorded a multi-hit in the last opening game, kept silent for two consecutive games. Also, Choi Ji-man (32) had no hits in three games after the opening.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had an away game against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark located in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 3rd (Korean time).
On this day, Choi Ji-man started as the 5th designated hitter and Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th-2 baseman. But no hits came. The two players showed a sluggish appearance with a total of 7 at-bats, no hits, and 4 strikeouts. 스포츠토토
Accordingly, Bae Ji-hwan recorded a batting average of 0.200 and an on-base percentage of 0.273 and an OPS of 0.573 in the opening three games, while Choi Ji-man bowed his head with a batting average of 0.000 and OPS of 0.000 in the two games.
After starting as second baseman, Bae Ji-hwan shifted his defensive position to center fielder in the 8th inning. Bae Ji-hwan’s multi-position can increase his chances of participating in the game.
Pittsburgh was blocked by Cincinnati starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft’s 4 hits and 1 run in 7 innings and lost 1-3. Ashcraft took his first win.
On the other hand, Vince Velázquez, the Pittsburgh starting pitcher, hit two home runs and suffered a relatively sluggish performance with 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and ended up losing the game.