What Bae Ji-hwan should keep in mind… No one will admit that if he becomes king of stealing like this
If you win the stolen base title by playing baseball like this, who will admit it?
Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the US Major League, must keep this in mind.
Bae Ji-hwan is one of the new big league stars who emerged like a comet this season. In fact, Korean baseball fans would have paid more attention to Choi Ji-man, who showed steady performance over the past few seasons. Attention was focused on what kind of blow he would show in Pittsburgh, where he was newly transferred ahead of free agency.
However, while Choi Ji-man was sluggish and withered due to injury, the player who came to mind was Bae Ji-hwan. He received the love of coach Derek Shelton for his quick feet from the opening, defense that did not discriminate between the inside and the outfield, and one long hit that came out of his small body. The Pittsburgh press and fans also praised Bae Ji-hwan. The value of Bae Ji-hwan increased even more as Pittsburgh, a team that was last for many years, staged an incredible victory march after the opening.
Meanwhile, the keyword that symbolizes Bae Ji-hwan recently is ‘stealing’. The number of attempted and successful steals is increasing rapidly. On the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), he played as a leadoff in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays and succeeded in stealing second base after a walk. Season 14. He is chasing Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves), who ranks first in the National League in stolen bases, by one car. Even in all of the major leagues, he is only 2 away from 16 No. 1 Esteuri Lewis.
Was that why you were in a hurry? He immediately attempted to steal third base and was out. It was the worst play ever. It was the bottom of the first inning when the score was 0-1. The opponent’s starter batsman was in trouble, and there was a third hitter who hit the best at bat. He had no reason to steal third base. It was a scene that could only be seen as dominated by the thought of increasing the personal stolen base record, if there was one reason.
It is absolutely nothing to criticize for a player to challenge for a title in order to raise his value and appeal. That will should be highly appreciated. However, the moment you obsess over his personal record even to the point of ruining the team, that meaning fades. Pittsburgh fell into a 5-game losing streak with the loss that day. This is why the manager, media, and colleagues who had been praising Bae Ji-hwan immediately spoke bitterly about this play 메이저사이트.
Not just stealing. A pushing team hit is necessary for the runner to advance, but there are many players who worry about their batting average and overdo it by pulling the ball. In the baseball world, no matter how good a player is, it is not recognized as a ‘great player’.
The Major League, where players who are good at baseball from all over the world have gathered. It is not easy for Bae Ji-hwan to compete head-to-head with top players with home runs and batting average. You can understand that the young and energetic Bae Ji-hwan wants to win with the ‘stealer’ that he can do best, but he seems to have to cover up the situation and run.
On the other hand, Bae Ji-hwan appeared as a pinch hitter in the game on the 8th, but went silent with no hits in 3 consecutive games. He obviously had no stolen bases. The team fell into a 7-game losing streak after 20 wins.