Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates cheers after hitting a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. [AP = Yonhap News]
Choi Ji-man, Bae Ji-hwan become first Korean teammates to homer in an MLB game Korea JoongAng Daily Page 6 article Thursday, April 13, 2023
Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first Korean teammates to go deep in the same game on Tuesday, hammering a home run each over the wall as the Pirates beat the Houston Astros 7-4 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Choi Ji-hwan and Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first Koreans to hit a home run together last Tuesday. In the Pirates’ 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, both players each hit home runs across the field.
Choi homered in the sixth inning off starter Cristian Javier, his second long ball of the season coming just a day after he first went deep on Monday. That home run broke a 2-2 tie to help the Pirates start building toward their late-inning win.
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Choi Ji-man hit a home run against starting pitcher Christian Javier in the 6th inning. It was his second home run this season, one day since last Monday. His home run broke the 2-2 balance and helped the Pirates win after the seventh inning. 바카라사이트
That solo effort was joined by a huge three-run walk-off home run from Bae in the ninth that secured the victory just minutes after the Astros had tied things up at the top of the inning.
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In addition to Choi Ji-man’s one-run home run, Bae Ji-hwan hit a three-run walk-off home run just a few minutes after the Astros tied the game in the top of the ninth, earning the team victory.
The home run was 23-year-old Bae’s first long ball at PNC Park, but second of the season — and indeed the second of his entire major league career. The young Korean infielder went deep at Fenway Park in Boston on April 4.
The home run was the first home run by 23-year-old Bae Ji-hwan at PNC Park and the second home run of the season. It was also the second home run of his major league career. The infielder hit a home run on April 4 at Fenway Park in Boston.
Choi, batting in the three-hole spot, went two-forfour in the game, with a double in the opening frame. Bae, batting lead-off, went one-for-five.
three-hole spot: third batter two-for-four: 2 hits in 4 at-bats batting lead-off: first batter double: double opening frame: 1 one-for-five: 1 hit in 5 at-bats
Choi Ji-man, the third hitter, had a double in the first inning and 2 hits in 4 at-bats, and Bae Ji-hwan, the first runner, had 1 hit in 5 at-bats.
Choi and Bae, collectively referred to as “Ji Unit” by Pirates fans and playing together in Pittsburgh for the first time this season, have both been a regular fixture so far in the early days of the season. collectively: in a group; unit: unit fixture: fixed
Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan, who are collectively referred to as the “Gee Troop” by Pirates fans, played together for the first time this season, and they have been playing regularly since the beginning of the season.