The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs lost heavily to the Chicago Cubs on their final away trip of the season. Bae Ji-hwan also failed to show much.
Pittsburgh lost 1-14 in an away game against the Cubs held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA on the 20th (Korean time). With this loss, the score became 70-81. The Cubs won 79 and lost 72.
Bae Ji-hwan, who started at second base first, went 0-hit in 4 at-bats and struck out 2. The season batting average went down to 0.236.
The 8th inning at-bat was a bit unfair. He caught an outside cutter on the 6th pitch in a 2-2 count, but referee Jim Wolf called a strike.
Pittsburgh hitters didn’t do much that day. He was unable to properly target Cubs pitchers, including opposing starting pitcher Javier Assad (5 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, 1 run in 5 innings).
Key Brian Hayes’ solo home run in the third inning was recorded as the only run of the game. Hayes hit his 14th home run of the season.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh pitchers were unable to avoid giving up runs. Bailey Falter, who appeared as the opener, allowed a two-run home run to Dansby Swanson in the first inning, and Quinn Priester, who came on the mound next, allowed 4 runs, 5 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, over 6 innings.
It was unfortunate that we conceded an early goal. He gave up a run by allowing a double to Patrick Wisdom with no outs on first base in the second inning, and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Nico Hoerner with one out and runners on third base. In the third inning, Seiya Suzuki hit a solo home run.
In the 6th inning, with 2 outs and runners on first base, they allowed a double to left field to Alexander Canario, giving up another run.
Before this double hit, Wisdom’s fly ball was hit by third baseman Brian Hayes, who was running to catch it but collided with Canario in the standby batter’s box and missed. However, the defensive interference was acknowledged and Wisdom was out.
Kyle Nicholas, who came on the mound in the 8th inning, had a nightmare debut. After sending out the first batter, Jan Gomes, on a bases-loaded pitch, he allowed consecutive walks, drove the bases loaded, and allowed a grand slam to Canario.안전놀이터
After sending out two runners, he passed the mound, and Jose Hernández, who appeared in relief, hit a three-run home run from Cody Bellinger, allowing 6 runs in the final 1/3 inning.