How did the ‘exciting’ Korean Dunning vs Korean Bae Ji-hwan matchup turn out?
Korean-Americans Dane Dunning (Texas Rangers) and Ji-Hwan Bae (Pittsburgh Pirates) are facing off.
Dunning and Bae went head-to-head in a two-hitter during the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) Texas vs. Pittsburgh game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Feb. 22 (local time).
Dunning was the starting pitcher for Texas and Bae was batting eighth for Pittsburgh.
Their first confrontation came in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs and a 1-2 count, Bae took a five-pitch slider from Dunning for a line drive double to right field. He was stranded at second base.
In his second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth, Bae grounded out to the second baseman.
With runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth, Texas pulled Dunn and brought in Josh Svoboda. Svoboda struck out to end the threat.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Bae led off with a walk and was hit by a pitch from reliever Jonathan Hernandez.토토사이트
Bae went 1-for-4 on the day, raising his batting average to .254.
Dunning allowed six hits and one run (one earned) in 5.2 innings. He did not record a win or a loss. His ERA was lowered to 1.67.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 6-4.