Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bae Ji-hwan added a stolen base for the first time in 22 days.
Bae went 1-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday (Aug. 28) at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bae, who started at second base in the No. 7 spot, drew a walk in his first at-bat in the top of the second inning after falling behind 0-3. Seattle starter Luis Castillo’s three-pitch, 96.7-mph fastball hit Bae on the right thigh. Bae didn’t gesture at the plate and then ran to second on a 97 mph fastball from Josh Palacios.
Seattle catcher Carl Rowley’s throw to second was high and into center field, allowing Bae to advance to third. For the record, Bae stole second and Rolle’s throw was an error. However, Palacios retired the runner at second on a fielder’s choice.
It had been 22 days since Bae stole second base in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 6. Since then, Bae has failed to steal four straight bases. He has 15 stolen bases and five doubles on the season.
Bae led off the fifth inning with a single and grounded out to second base.
Then, in the bottom of the sixth, he made a throwing error on a double play. With one out, Colton Wong hit a grounder to third base. Third baseman Keybrian Hayes picked it up and threw to first base with a running motion to force out Jose Caballero at second, but the ball went one-bound and off the mitt of first baseman Connor Cho. The pinch runner, Wong, advanced to second.
It was Bae’s seventh error of the season, three at second base, two at shortstop and two in center field. His seven errors are second on the team behind Rodolfo Castro (eight).
Bae was removed from the game in the seventh inning. Trailing 0-4 and with two outs, the Pittsburgh bench replaced him with Castro. Bae was batting .269 (36-for-134) in the game.
Seattle scored three runs on five hits in the first inning – a Ty Franks double, an Eugenio Suarez single to right and a Teoscar Hernandez double to left – and took a 4-0 lead in the second on Julio Rodriguez’s two-run double that put runners on first and second.메이저사이트
Seattle starter Luis Castillo improved to 4-2 on the season with six innings of one-hit ball, two walks and 10 strikeouts.
With the 5-0 loss, Pittsburgh remained in second place in the NL Central at 26-25. The division-leading Milwaukee Brewers lost to the San Francisco Giants earlier in the day, 3-1, to remain a half-game behind.