Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) had a multi-hit game against “Living Legend” Zack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals), who has 224 career wins in Major League Baseball.
Bae went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the first game of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, U.S., on Sept. 29 (KST). With his second straight double, Bae’s season batting average increased from 0.237 to 0.240 and his OPS from 0.620 to 0.627.
Bae got on base in his first at-bat against veteran pitcher Greinke, who started the game for Kansas City. After leading off the inning with a walk, Bae lined a four-pitch curveball to shortstop on a 2-1 count. After advancing to second on a single by Keebrian Hayes and third on a wild pitch by Andrew McCutchen, Bae didn’t make it home on the next pitch.
In the top of the third inning, with Pittsburgh up 1-0, Bae led off with a walk and crushed Greinke’s two-seam fastball into the left-field corner. Hayes followed with a double to center field, scoring Bae to make it 2-0.
The third game belonged to Greinke. With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning, Bae hit a five-pitch fastball with a 3-1 pitch count for a grounder to second base.
After Greinke left the game, Bae was unable to add another hit against the Kansas City bullpen. He flied out to center field with one out in the top of the seventh and led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, but was retired on a pitcher’s choice.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over Kansas City as starter Johan Oviedo earned his first career complete game (nine innings, two hits, two walks, five strikeouts). Greinke, who has just one win this season, allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 4⅔ innings to fall to 13-3 with a 5.28 ERA.