Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh) brushed off the regret of keeping the bench for a long time with a home run.
On the 27th, Choi Ji-man started as the 4th hitter and first baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League visiting game against San Diego held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.
He started 5 games after the match against the Angels on the 22nd, when he hit a home run against Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).
Choi Ji-man, who seized the opportunity, appeared as the lead batter in the second inning when the match was 0-0, and drew a solo arch, slightly crossing the wall in the middle right by hitting opponent starter Seth Lugo’s 149km/h sinker. It was Choi Ji-man’s sixth home run of the season.
Choi Ji-man, who was withdrawn with a strikeout in the 4th inning, lost a hit in the 7th inning due to the opponent’s hobi. San Diego right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. jumped up in front of the fence to catch Choi Ji-man’s well-hit ball. In the ninth inning, a ground ball hit at 150 km/h went straight to the third baseman.메이저놀이터
Choi Ji-man posted 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. His season batting average rose slightly from 0.183 to 0.188 (12-for-64).
San Diego’s Ha-seong Kim (27) started as the first batter and second baseman that day as well, and played an active role with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run in 3 at-bats.
In the third inning, Manny Machado’s batted ball fell between the shortstop and left fielder with second out and first base, and first base runner Kim Ha-seong quickly turned second and third base and dug home.
Ha-sung Kim’s batting average for the season rose slightly from 0.272 to 0.273 (89 hits in 326 at-bats).
On this day, Pittsburgh defeated San Diego 3-2, and finished their three consecutive visits with 2 wins and 1 loss.