The ball hit by Bae Ji-hwan of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the opposing pitcher’s face. The pitcher collapsed, and Bae Ji-hwan was quite shocked.스포츠토토
Pittsburgh lost 5-7 in the 2023 Major League Baseball New York Yankees home game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 16th (Korean time).
Bae Ji-hwan, who started as second baseman and first hitter on this day, broke the silence of no hits in 4 at-bats against Washington the previous day (15th) by going 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 2 runs.
However, Pittsburgh lost the game. Bae Ji-hwan made a throwing error in the 9th inning, which became the excuse for the comeback loss. It was a situation that could have been prevented with a double play, but Bae Ji-hwan’s throw to first base ended up having a difficult bounce. The first baseman did not receive the ball, and in the end, the game was tied and a reversal was allowed.
Bae Ji-hwan experienced a ‘nightmare’ even at bat. He chose a walk in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, and after one out in the bottom of the second inning, Leover Figuero hit a left-field hit, and then hit a ground ball in front of the third baseman in a hit-and-run situation. Bae Ji-hwan was out, but the lead runner was sent to second base. Afterwards, Reynolds’ timely hit to the right gave Pittsburgh the lead again, 2-1.
Later, in the bottom of the 6th inning, when the team was down 2-3, Bae Ji-hwan hit an infield hit with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, scoring an RBI. At this time, Bae Ji-hwan’s batted ball hit Yankees’ second pitcher, left-hander Anthony Misevich, in the face.
MLB.com reported, “Misevic fell to the ground after being hit by Bae Ji-hwan’s 100.6 mile per hour (approximately 161.9 km) ball.” Misevich, hit by Bae Ji-hwan’s batted ball, fell down. Bae Ji-hwan, who had reached first base, looked at Misevich with a worried expression.
After the game, Bae Ji-hwan said, “I saw the batted ball going that way. “I was a little shocked,” he said. “I felt really sorry.” It was an accident. There is nothing we can do. “I just pray,” he said apologetically.
MLB.com said, “Yankees medical staff rushed in. A few minutes later, the pitcher stood up and was examined, putting on a towel to prevent further bleeding. Bae Ji-hwan was visibly shaken.”