‘Korean Brothers Day’ stirs up big leagues

Bae Ji-hwan, 3 hits, 3 steals… Kim Ha-seong, 2 hits, 2 steals– Bae tied for 2nd place against the Dodgers in stealing bases
– Kim, MLB total 20 stolen bases, 200 hits

‘Korean Brothers’ Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) and Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) each recorded multiple hits and stolen bases, flying wildly.

In the home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held on the 27th (hereinafter Korean time) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Bae Ji-hwan started as the second baseman, batting 8, and making a big success with 3 hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs and 3 steals in 4 at-bats. It is the first time since his debut that Bae Ji-hwan recorded 3 stolen bases in one game. He filled 10 stolen bases this season and jumped to a tie for second place in this category following Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 13).

Bae Ji-hwan’s streak of hits and stolen bases began in the 5th inning. Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the lead batter in the 5th inning, hit Dodgers Phil Bigford’s fastball and scored a heavy hit. Bae Ji-hwan, who succeeded in reaching base, immediately stole second base. In the 6th inning, with 1 out and 2 base, he attacked left-hander Justin Bruhall’s first pitch slider and made a hit. Bae Ji-hwan, who reached second base when Jason DeLay hit, succeeded in stealing third base. Then, in the 7th inning, 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, he hit the infield on the 3rd baseman side, completing the second “3-hit game” in his personal career. Bae Ji-hwan, who reached first base, jointly made a double steal with second base runner Rodolfo Castro and reported the third base steal that day.메이저사이트

Bae Ji-hwan raised his season batting average to 0.254 with a multi-hit that day. His last two game performance is 5-for-8 with 5 stolen bases. Thanks to Bae Ji-hwan’s performance, Pittsburgh won 8-1 and kept the lead in the Central Division of the National League.

Kim Ha-seong also started as second baseman with the 7th hitter in the away game against the Chicago Cubs, and made a big success with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 steals in 3 at-bats. Ha-seong Kim recorded a multi-hit only in 9 games since the Milwaukee Brewers game on the 17th. Kim Ha-seong also added two hits that day, breaking the 200th personal hit in the big leagues and stepping on the 20th stolen base.

Kim Ha-seong, who was withdrawn with a fly ball in the first at-bat, picked a walk in the 4th inning with 2 outs and 3rd base, and succeeded in stealing 2nd base. In the 7th inning, as the lead batter, he attacked Cubs pitcher Adbert Alzorey’s slider and made a right-handed hit. Even in his final at-bat in the ninth inning, he stole second base after getting a hit by catching a fastball from Julian Meriwether. San Diego won 5-3 thanks to Kim Ha-sung’s performance.

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