Dane Dunning (Texas Rangers) and Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) faced each other.
On the 22nd (local time), Dunning and Bae Ji-hwan had a pitching match in the 2023 Major League (MLB) Texas vs. Pittsburgh match held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dunning was the starting pitcher for Texas, and Bae Ji-hwan was the eighth hitter for Pittsburgh.
At the end of the second inning, the first confrontation between the two unfolded. After two outs, with the ball count 1-2, Bae Ji-hwan hit Dunning’s 5th pitch slider and hit a round-the-live double to the right field. The follow-up hit failed to score.
In the second at-bat at the end of the 4th inning, Bae Ji-hwan retreated with a ground ball to the second baseman.
When Bae Ji-hwan entered the plate at the end of the 6th inning with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, Texas replaced pitcher Dunning and replaced Josh Sbots. Bae Ji-hwan was struck out by the Sbots and missed an RBI opportunity.
Bae Ji-hwan, who started as the lead batter at the end of the 8th inning, struck out the changed pitcher, Jonathan Hernandez.스포츠토토
Bae Ji-hwan recorded a batting average of 0.254 with 1 hit in 4 at-bats that day.
Dunning gave up 6 hits and 1 run (1 earned) in 5.2 innings. He did not record wins or losses. His earned run average was lowered to 1.67.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and won 6-4.