Bae Ji-hwan raises the sense of hitting before returning… Hit a home run in 3 games in a rehabilitation match! 3 consecutive games on base
Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) hit a home run in a rehabilitation game. He is preparing to return to the major leagues.
On the 6th (Korean time), in an away game against the Triple A Gwinnett Stripers affiliated with the Atlanta Braves in the 2023 Minor League held at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, Bae Ji-hwan started as the first batter in center field and went 1 hit in 3 at-bats (1 home run). 1 run, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Gwinnett’s Park Hyo-joon came out as the right fielder with the 7th batter and was silent with no hits in 3 at-bats.
Bae Ji-hwan came out as the lead batter in the top of the first inning and withdrew with a looking strike out. In the 1B2S situation, the 5-pitch slider entered the strike zone high, but he struck out as it was.
Bae Ji-hwan walked out in the top of the 3rd inning with no runners out. In 2B2S, he went on base while watching both changeups out of the strike zone. However, it did not lead to a goal as Nick Gonzalez struck out.
Bae Ji-hwan hit a home run in the top of the 6th inning with the score trailing 0-1. He came out as the lead batter and attacked Alan Winans’ first pitch changeup and crossed the middle wall. It is the first home run in a rehab game. Afterwards, before the defense in the bottom of the 8th inning, he was replaced by Ryan Villard and finished the game.
Park Hyo-jun entered three at-bats, but withdrew with a foul fly, a grounder by first baseman, and a grounder by shortstop, respectively. He played in 69 minor league games this season, recording 61 hits, 5 homers, 29 RBIs, 35 runs, a batting average of 0.282, and an OPS of 0.798.
Bae Ji-hwan was injured in a match against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 2nd of last month. After hitting in the third at-bat in the eighth inning, he hunched that there was something wrong with his left ankle. After he couldn’t properly run base, he headed to the dugout.
Bae Ji-hwan was placed on the injured list (IL) after examinations revealed that his ligaments in his left ankle were in poor condition. Bae Ji-hwan, who completed rehabilitation, started a rehabilitation game from the last 2 days to improve his game sense.
Bae Ji-hwan is on base in three consecutive games in his rehabilitation game, and recorded his first hit in the last 4 days of the match, drawing a home run arch in the game that day, raising the sense of hitting.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Bae Ji-hwan recorded 51 hits, 2 homers, 19 RBIs, 37 points, 20 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.238 OPS of 0.609 in the major leagues this season.