Choi Ji-man (32, San Diego Padres), who started as a starter for the first time in three days, succeeded in getting on base multiple times. However, his first hit after the long-awaited transfer did not come.

Ji-Man Choi started as the fifth hitter and first baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Colorado Rockies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 20th (Korean time). Ha-seong Kim missed three consecutive games due to abdominal pain of unknown cause.

Choi Ji-man, who had been on the bench for two days after the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 17th, returned to the starting lineup three days later with Colorado starting right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner.

Choi Ji-man, who took his first at-bat at the bottom of the second inning with a runner on first base and no outs, hit a slider on the fifth pitch with a ball count of 2-2, but was unfortunately dismissed by a fly ball from the first baseman.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, with one out and no runners on base, Ji-Man Choi, who took his second at-bat, got on base after hitting a fastball on the 4th pitch with a ball count of 2-1. After Jurickson Profar retired due to a fly ball out to shortstop, Matthew Batton got on base with a walk, and Ji-Man Choi advanced to second base, which was in scoring position, but Trent Grisham struck out and failed to score.

In the bottom of the 6th inning, with both teams tied 0-0, Ji-Man Choi stepped into the plate for the 3rd time with a chance to reach first and second base with no outs. Facing Colorado reliever Kevin Hallowell, Ji-Man Choi was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, striking out on a high fastball on the 4th pitch with the ball count of 1-2.메이저놀이터

Ji-Man Choi came to bat once again in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out and a chance on first and second base. Choi Ji-man, who was at a disadvantageous ball count of 0-2 due to two consecutive missed swings, later picked off four consecutive balls to create a chance with one out and the bases loaded. However, Profar poured cold water on the team with a double play on the first pitch.

Until the 8th inning, both teams remained tied at 0-0. During San Diego’s last attack in the bottom of the 9th inning, Xander Bogaerts hit a walk-off two-run shot with 2 outs and a full count on first base, giving San Diego a thrilling 2-0 victory and a 6-game winning streak. San Diego starting pitcher Blake Snell (14 wins, 9 losses, 2.33 ERA) pitched 7 innings, 4 walks, 10 strikeouts, and no hit, but did not receive support from the batting line, so his 15th win of the season was postponed until next opportunity.

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