Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) gets his batting average up during a rehab game.
Bae went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in the leadoff spot against the 2023 Minor League St. Paul Saints (Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) on Sunday (July 17) at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Bae swung the bat aggressively from his first at-bat. He took a 95.1 mph (153 km/h) sinker from St. Paul starter Louis Balland for a single to left field. Nick Gonzalez followed with a single. Right fielder Daschon Kiersey reached on a throwing error, allowing Bae to cross the plate.
Bae came to the plate for the second time in the top of the second inning with runners on first and second. He hit an 89.3 mph (143 km/h) cutter on a 2B2S pitch, but it was retired on a grounder to shortstop.
Bae scored with his feet in his third at-bat of the fifth inning with the score tied at 2-2. He led off with a walk and drove an 86 mph (about 138 km/h) changeup from Balland for a double. Left fielder Gilberto Celestino made a throwing error. Bae used his quick feet to drive home the run.토스카지노
In the top of the seventh inning, Bae stepped to the plate for the fourth time with two runners on base and drew a full count. The three-run inning was completed when Burland came off the mound. Gonzalez followed with a single to put runners on first and third, but Miguel Andujar grounded out to first base to end the threat.
Bae came to the plate for the final time in the top of the ninth with the score tied at 3-3 and the bases loaded. Bae grounded out to shortstop, but Mason Martin advanced to second on the play. Gonzalez followed with an RBI single that scored Martin and gave Indianapolis a 4-3 win.
Bae suffered an ankle injury on May 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tests revealed a bad ankle ligament. After a month of rehabilitation, he started playing rehab games on August 2.
Bae has reached base in nine consecutive rehab games and has hit safely in five consecutive games. Since returning from injury, he has 11 hits, one home run, one double, nine RBIs, and a .344 OPS of .993. He is looking to improve his batting average in order to return to the first team.