Bae Ji-hwan’s second season in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates has come to an end.
Bae started in center field and batted eighth in the lineup and went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in the Pirates’ season finale against the Miami Marlins on Sunday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bae’s second season in the big leagues came to an end last year. After going 3-for-3 in 10 games last season, Bae, in his second year, batted .296 with two home runs, 32 RBIs, 24 doubles and a .296 on-base percentage in 111 games 캡틴토토(334-for-77).
Bae led off the third inning with a single and stole second. He then stole second and was thrown out at third base. In his second at-bat in the fifth inning, he struck out swinging with the bases loaded. He was hit by a four-seam, 81.2-mph slider from left-hander Ryan Weathers.
In his third at-bat of the seventh inning, Bae struck out again with runners on second and third. It was Bae’s last at-bat of the season.
He hasn’t had a high batting average this season, but he has gotten on base and used his quick feet to steal bases to help Pittsburgh put runs on the board. He’s tied for 28th in the league, but has the most stolen bases on the team. It’s been a season where he’s taken a lot of chances.
He had 17 multi-hit games and was especially sharp on defense, playing both the infield and outfield. He started the season at second base, then moved to center field late in the season and played his way to the end.
His season would come to an end when Pittsburgh failed to make the postseason. His next goal was to play his first major league fall ball.
Pittsburgh went on to win 3-0. After a 0-0 tie through seven innings, Connor Cho doubled with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Jarrett Triolo followed with a walk.
Miguel Anduja followed with an RBI double and Zack Swinski followed with a two-run double down the left field line. Despite the extra-base hit, the Pittsburgh mound did not allow a run as five different pitchers took turns on the mound, with starter Andre Jackson tossing four scoreless innings and holding Miami to three hits.
Pittsburgh is now 76-86 in 162 games this season, good for fourth place in the National League Central.