The pirates plundered the opponent’s ace properly.
On the 20th (Korean time), the Pittsburgh Pirates took down opposing starter Jack Gallen in the middle of the 4th inning in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Galen went down the mound with 8 runs (5 earned) with 2 strikeouts on 8 hits and 4 walks in 3 2/3 innings.
It was Galen who had been fighting hard with 6 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.35, digesting 57 1/3 innings in 9 games before the match. In particular, his earned run average in his last 7 games was 1.16.
But this day was different. His 8 runs is the most since his big league debut.
In the second inning, Carlos Santana and Kibrian Hayes’ consecutive doubles made the Pittsburgh line-up score a point, and in the fourth inning they attacked him in earnest.
Bae Ji-hwan, who started second baseman 7 times, opened the door. He created a chance for 1 out and 1st and 2nd base with a double over the center fielder from 1st out and 1st base. He homered with runner Tuku Pita Macano ahead on a hit to left by the next batter, Josh Palacios.안전놀이터
The attack continued as third baseman Josh Rojas could not properly handle Austin Hedges’ batted ball.
In the third confrontation with the top lineup, Galen lost his composure. Andrew McCutchen and Brian Reynolds let out consecutive walks and scored again, followed by Jack Suwinsky with a double in right field and Hayes with a heavy hit, giving up 4 more runs and being demolished.
Galen recorded an average four-seam fastball speed of 94.3 mph and a cutter of 91.2 mph on the day, and his speed remained the same compared to the season average, but he could not block the Pittsburgh lineup. Twelve of his 17 batted balls were strong bats with a batting speed of 95 mph or more, and he also came up with two solid hits.