Pittsburgh Pirates coach Derek Shelton raised Bae Ji-hwan, who was sitting down as a check and a jurusa, with warm advice.
On the 24th토토사이트 (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, comforted Bae Ji-hwan, who was hit by a checker and runner, saying, “Bae Ji-hwan’s base run miss is part of the learning process.”
Bae Ji-hwan started as second baseman in No. 8 in the 2023 major league home game against the Texas Rangers held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and swallowed regret despite his performance of 2 hits in 3 at-bats. This is because the two hits led to a check and a runner, respectively.
He reported a hit in his first at-bat. He appeared with the lead in the third inning, trailing 0-2, and hit the splitter in the middle of the second pitch after Texas starter Nathan Iovaldi’s first pitch strike, leading to a clean left-handed hit. It was a hit in the last five games.
Bae Ji-hwan, tied for second in stolen bases in the National League (14), reached base. Opponent’s battery’s vigilance increased. Following pitcher Eovaldi, catcher Yona Haim threw a check ball at first base, trying to keep Bae Ji-hwan’s fast feet in check. However, the result was Bae Ji-hwan’s defeat. After one out, Andrew McCutchen withdrew after being checked by the pitcher’s check ball while at bat. At the request of the Pittsburgh bench, a video review was conducted, but the centrifugation was maintained.
Bae Ji-hwan hit again in the third at-bat. With an infield hit in the 8th inning, trailing 1-6, with no runners, he completed a multi-hit in three games since the game against Arizona on the 20th. However, this time, he was unfortunately out on the ground. When McCutchen’s right-handed hit came out of 2nd and 1st base, he passed 2nd base and headed for 3rd base, but quickly returned to 2nd base, but was tagged out. Even in the referee’s video review, the centrifugation was maintained, and Bae Ji-hwan threw his helmet to the ground, expressing deep regret.
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However, the command tower did not criticize Bae Ji-hwan’s play. Rather, he wrapped up the second-year big league player with warm words. Pittsburgh coach Shelton said, “As much as it hurts, you mature. Now, we don’t want that to happen again in the future.”
Through Bae Ji-hwan, I was able to hear the explanation of the situation just before the 8th Jurusa. He regretfully said, “I thought I had to go to third base unconditionally because it was a two-out situation, but he couldn’t read the situation properly and ended up getting an out.”
In response, coach Shelton said, “Once you have decided to go, you have to keep going with speed. Even if he sees the outfielder throw the ball to second base, he has to keep moving forward,” he emphasized.
The advice to Bae Ji-hwan continued. The goal was ‘the faster you go, the faster you go’. Director Shelton said, “Bae Ji-hwan needs to slow down a bit. Now his speed is a bit fast,” he said. They don’t go by the flow and try to create something. Bae Ji-hwan is also trying to do too much. He said, “If you use a weapon recklessly, you can’t use it at a really important moment.”
The disciple also nodded to the advice that became the blood and flesh of the master. Bae Ji-hwan said, “If my team is losing on the score, I really want to help my teammates. I also know that I am a bit excessive,” he said. “My biggest homework at this point is to read the situation of the game and distinguish when to use speed and when not to use it,” he promised mature play.