In order to complete the cycle, Bae hit a double with his ‘feet’ for the third straight game.
Bae Ji-hwan (24-Pittsburgh Pirates) extended his hitting streak to three games.
Bae went 1-for-4 from the leadoff spot in the lineup against the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday (Sept. 9) at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In the top of the first inning, Bae hit a 144 mph sinker from Atlanta right-hander Bryce Elder for a double to left field. The pitch was short (80 meters), but Bae used his quick feet to reach second base. It was Bae’s 14th double of the season.
However, he was unable to reach home as the next two batters grounded out.
In the bottom of the first inning, Bae made a spectacular leaping catch of Marcel Osuna’s fastball with runners on first and second.
The early momentum didn’t last long.
Bae grounded out to shortstop in the third, flied out to left field in the sixth, and grounded out to shortstop in the eighth.
Bae’s batting average remained at .241 (27-for-66) on the season.
Pittsburgh fell to Atlanta 2-8 on the day.
Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta), a candidate for National League Most Valuable Player (MVP), went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored.
He also hit a massive 139-meter solo shot in the fourth inning.
Already the first player in Major League Baseball to reach the 30-homer-60-steal milestone, Acuña Jr. increased his season home run total to 35. He now has 63 stolen bases.
Matt Olson (Atlanta), who homered in four straight games from April 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers to April 8 against the St. Louis Cardinals, did not add another home run today.
Olson leads the majors with 47 home runs, passing Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), who has 44.
Ohtani, who is dealing with a side injury, was scratched from the lineup for tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 먹튀검증토토사이트 Ohtani hasn’t batted since April 4 against the Oakland Athletics.