[PIT Game Notes] ‘Leadoff’ Bae Ji-hwan doubles, scores a run…Pittsburgh loses to Cubs, 1-10

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan produced a hit.

카지노사이트Bae Ji-hwan was named to the starting lineup at first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on April 28. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored on the day. It was his first hit in three games.

Pittsburgh lost to the Cubs, 1-10. Starting pitcher Bailey Poulter was roughed up by the Cubs offense. He went 4 ⅔ innings, giving up six runs on seven hits, one home run, one walk, and striking out three. Add to that a silent batting lineup, and Pittsburgh was brought to its knees by the Cubs. With their second straight loss, Pittsburgh’s record falls to 58-73 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Cubs got a quality start from starter Javier Asad, who went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven. He earned a Quality Start Plus (seven starts with three earned runs or fewer). At the plate, Nico Horner went 5-for-5 with three RBIs, Cody Bellinger was 5-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs and one run scored, and Seiya Suzuki was 3-for-2 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored.

Pittsburgh’s lineup was Bae Ji-Hwan (2B), Brian Reynolds (designated hitter), Keith Brian Hayes (3B), Joshua Palacios (LF), Conor Jo (R), Zach Swinski (CF), Yoenis Cespedes (CF), Alfonso Rivas (1B), and Yanson Delay (catcher). Bailey Poulter is the starting pitcher.

The Cubs went with Nico Homer (second base), Dansby Swanson (shortstop), Ian Happ (left field), Cody Bellinger (designated hitter), Seiya Suzuki (right field), Yan Gomes (catcher), Jaime Candelario (third base), Patrick Wisdom (first base), and Mike Tuckman (center field). Javier Asad got the start on the mound.

Pittsburgh struck first in the first inning. Horner gave up a double to left-center field, and Bellinger followed with a single to left field to score the first run.

Bae Ji-hwan

Pittsburgh answered right back. Bae tied the game. In the first inning, Bae hit a long ball. Leading off with a walk, Bae took an 87.2-mph cut fastball from Asad and smashed it over the center field fence for a double. He then took third on Reynolds’ grounder to first and scored on Hayes’ grounder to second to tie the game.

Bae struck out in his second at-bat of the inning. Leading off the inning, Bae looked for a 77.3-mph curveball from Asad, but couldn’t get the ball off the bat.

Pittsburgh continued to chip away at the Cubs’ offense, however. In the fourth inning, Suzuki drew a walk and Candelario hit a two-run shot to left field.

They scored again in the fifth. With runners on second and third after singles by Horner and Swanson, Bellinger hit a two-run double to left and Suzuki hit a two-run double to right, giving Pittsburgh three runs in the fifth.

Bae Ji-hwan.

Bae batted third in the fifth inning. Again, he struck out. With the bases loaded, Bae saw a five-pitch, 94-mph sinker from Assad in a one-pitch, two-strike situation, but he struck out. In his fourth at-bat of the eighth, Bae struck out again.

Pittsburgh couldn’t stop the Cubs’ offense. With runners on first and third in the eighth, they got Candelario to ground into an infield single. In the ninth, Pittsburgh got Bellinger to fly out to left with runners on first and second, and then got the Bears to ground out to second, but gave up another run.

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