Choi Ji-man hits in MLB exhibition game…His opponent Park Hyo-jun also hit his first hit.
Pittsburgh Pirates Choi Ji-man (32) and Bae Ji-hwan (24) went to bat side by side in an exhibition game of Major League Baseball (MLB). Park Hyo-joon (27), who played against Choi Ji-man as a great defense against the opposing team, had a taste of the game.
In an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida on the 12th, Choi Ji-man played as the fifth batter and recorded one hit in two at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan, who played as a pinch hitter for No. 2 hitter Brian Reynolds, had no hits in two at-bats. The team lost to Atlanta 3-11.
In the bottom of the second inning, Choi Ji-man hit a 137km-per-hour slider, his third pitch, and stepped down with a fly to third base.
In his second at-bat in the bottom of the fifth inning, he hit a 147km-per-hour fastball to make a right-handed hit. After making a hit, Pittsburgh sent Conor Joe out as a pinch-runner and called Choi Ji-man into the dugout. Choi Ji-man recorded 4 hits and a batting average of 0.250 in 16 at-bats in the exhibition game.
Bae Ji-hwan was put into the game in the top of the sixth inning as a major defense.
Bae Ji-hwan, who was at bat with no outs and runners on first base, hit a 143km-per-hour sinker and stepped on first base with a fielder’s choice.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, when he was the leadoff hitter, a bat was attached to a 131km-per-hour slider after a six-ball game and struck out. Bae Ji-hwan became 3 hits in 19 at-bats in the exhibition game, and his batting average dropped to 0.158.
On the same day, Atlanta played Park Hyo-joon as a great defense in the bottom of the seventh inning.
1 out, 2nd and 3rd base in the top of the 9th inning. Park Hyo-joon, who made his first at-bat, swung a two-run timely hit in his fourth pitch, a 132km-per-hour changeup. Park Hyo-joon, who was on the mound, stepped on the home plate and scored the team’s 11th goal. Park Hyo-joon, who recorded his first hit in an exhibition game on the day, recorded one hit in five at-bats, batting .200.