Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) hit his first hit after returning from injury.
Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks match held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 9th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
Choi Ji-man, who was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays before the season and wore the Pittsburgh uniform, was away for more than two months due to an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot in April.
Then, Choi Ji-man, who stepped on the big league stage after 85 days against Arizona the day before, went 0-for-4 in his return match.안전놀이터
Even in the game that day, Choi Ji-man, who was silent with a strikeout in the 2nd inning, a straight hit by the pitcher in the 4th inning, and an infield grounder in the 7th inning, got a hit in the fourth at-bat in the top of the 10th inning that tied the score 1-1.
Choi Ji-man, who entered the at-bat with a runner on second base unscathed as a match-up, pulled Arizona closer Scott McGuff’s 6th pitch splitter and scored a right-handed hit. Choi Ji-man’s season batting average was 0.125.
With this hit, second base runner Carlos Santana went all the way to third base and became first and third base safely, and Choi Ji-man was replaced by lead runner Rodolfo Castro.
Pittsburgh, however, only added one point with a timely hit by Jared Triolo after one out, and suffered a come-from-behind loss in the bottom of the 10th inning.
A defensive error came out during the opponent’s sacrifice bunt, and it became 1st and 3rd base safely, and Alec Thomas hit a timely hit and allowed a tie.
In the run with the bases loaded, which led to a sacrifice bunt and intentional walk, Corbin Carroll got a final hit and lost 2-3.
Pittsburgh, who suffered four consecutive losses, stayed in fourth place in the Central Division of the National League with a season record of 40 wins and 49 losses.
Arizona, with two consecutive victories, maintained its lead in the National League West with 52 wins and 38 losses.