Choi Ji-man, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the Major League (MLB), started the cannon in two consecutive games. Pittsburgh played a home game against the Houston Astros on the 12th (Korean time) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter and number 3 hitter and got a good hit from his first at-bat. He came to the plate with two outs and no runners in the bottom of the first inning and turned the bat on the third pitch thrown by Houston starter Christian Javier.
The ball hit the right fence directly, 메이저놀이터and Choi Ji-man went around 1st base to 2nd base. However, the follow-up hitter, Carlos Santana, grounded to second base, and the inning ended.
In the second at-bat at the bottom of the third inning, he only struck out, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, which was his third at-bat, he came out as the lead batter and tasted it.
With the score 2-2, Choi Ji-man played a tenacious match with Javier to a full count. He countered the 6th pitch thrown by Javier.
The ball he pulled became a solo shot that went over the right wall. Choi Ji-man hit a home run in two consecutive games following the previous day (11th), and achieved a multi-hit (more than two hits in one game) with this one shot.
Pittsburgh, which reversed with Choi Ji-man’s home run, also scored an extra run in that inning. Kibrian Hays hit a double, then stole the base and went to third base. Follow-up hitter Canan Smith-Njiba hit a sacrifice fly to widen the score to 4-2.
Choi Ji-man’s teammate Bae Ji-hwan was also named in the starting lineup as the second baseman and first hitter that day. He went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts through the 6th inning.
With the seventh inning underway, Pittsburgh has a 4-2 lead over Houston.