Bae Ji-hwan’s ordeal, will it disappear from the ML top 10? It’s not just about 2nd place

As Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) finished the first half, he was also damaged in the National League stolen base race.온라인카지노

Bae Ji-hwan was placed on the injured list on the 10th due to a left ankle injury on the 3rd (hereafter Korean time). He finished the first half just like that. This season, Bae Ji-hwan recorded 51 hits in 214 at-bats, a batting average of 0.238, 2 home runs, 19 RBIs, 37 runs, 20 stolen bases, and an on-base percentage of 0.301 and a slugging percentage of 0.308 in 76 games.

Bae Ji-hwan is in his second year, but he is a rookie. This is my first full-time experience. Still, he was among the top NLCS steals throughout the first half. He even briefly threatened Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) while running second in the National League.

In the end, in June, his sense of hitting plummeted, and as his injury worsened, it was not easy to steal. Being sick is the first thing that adversely affects the batting balance, so it is not easy to run aggressively. Needless to say, if the part is the ankle.

Bae Ji-hwan’s last stolen base was against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 17th. Since then, he has not even attempted 13 games in a row until the game against Milwaukee on the 2nd. During this period, he suffered from a batting slump and was rarely on base. In the meantime, as the competitors beat each other up, Bae Ji-hwan’s ranking is gradually dropping.

Acuna, who topped the National League in stolen bases, succeeded in stealing 40 bases in the season against the Cleveland Guardians on the 4th. Before he knew it, he succeeded in stealing exactly twice as many bases as Bae Ji-hwan. He showed explosive stealing pace from the end of June, and chased Esteuri Ruiz (Oakland Athletics, 42 stolen bases), who ranked first in the major leagues, by two runs. Given his striking ability, Akuna’s pursuit of Ruiz is only a matter of time.

The second and third places in the National League are Corbin Carroll (Arizona Diamondbacks, 24 steals) and Starling Marte (New York Mets, 21 steals). Both of them have been slowing down lately. Bae Ji-hwan is 4th in the National League and 8th overall in the Major League. This alone is a great achievement and deserves applause.

However, as Bae Ji-hwan was on the injured list, it was impossible to guarantee that he would keep the 4th place in the National League and the 8th place in the entire league. Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs) and Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers, more than 19 stolen bases) closely followed Bae Ji-hwan by one car. Horner has not stolen a base in three consecutive games since the game against Cleveland on the 1st, but he can play anytime. Yelich stole his 19th base against the Chicago Cubs that day.

In the American League, Josh Lowe (Tampa Bay Rays) and Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) are recording 19 steals. With as many as four players chasing Bae Ji-hwan by one car, they are poised to push Bae Ji-hwan out of the top 10 stolen bases in the major leagues.

Anyway, for Bae Ji-hwan, health recovery is the most important thing. After recovering his ankle, he can hit, get on base, steal, and defend with a healthy body to make a long run. It is not easy to maintain a top-class ranking in the jungle-like major league.

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