The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan continued his successful comeback, making his presence felt for the second straight day.
Bae started at first base and second base against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday (July 20) at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and went 1-for-3 with a home run, a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored. With another three-hit game after going 2-for-4 with a walk the day before, Bae’s season batting average rose slightly from .243 to .244.
After being placed on the disabled list (IL) following an ankle injury in early July, Bae was well-rested and began his rehabilitation with catching and fielding drills. Over the past two days, he’s been working on his game in Triple-A and has been a big boost for Pittsburgh since his return to the big leagues.
After striking out and grounding out in his first two at-bats, Bae drew a walk off Sonny Gray with runners on first and third in the top of the sixth inning with his team down 0-2. After moving to second on Andrew McCutchen’s RBI single, Bae gave his team the lead when he came home on Keebrian Hayes’ RBI single to left on a 1-2 pitch.카지노
That wasn’t the end of Bae’s performance. In the top of the seventh inning, with the Pirates leading 3-2, Bae crushed Dylan Floro’s first-pitch changeup for a huge double to the left field fence. With two outs, Leover Peguero crossed home plate to give Pittsburgh a run. It had been 53 days since he had an RBI against the San Diego Padres on June 28.
In the top of the ninth, Bae walked with the bases loaded and came home on McCutchen’s three-run blast that put runners on first and second. It was a run the team could definitely use.
Pittsburgh held on for a 7-4 win and avenged the previous day’s loss. Starter Mitch Keller earned his 10th win of the season, going six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts. It is the first time this season that he has reached double-digit wins since joining the big leagues in 2019.