“I’m more happy to hit a home run against a left-handed pitcher
. ” On the 11th (Korean time), he started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League (MLB) Houston Astros home game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.
In the second inning when the team was trailing 0-4, with no runners and no runners, Choi Ji-man, who entered the first at-bat, hit a solo home run over the middle fence after a full count match with Houston starter left-hander Framber Valdez.안전놀이터
This was Choi Ji-man’s first home run of the season. In addition, it was a cannon that could wash away the sluggish appearance with a batting average of 0.053 (1 hit in 19 at-bats) in 6 games up to the previous game.
Afterwards, Choi Ji-man struck out in the 5th inning, struck out in the 6th inning, and struck out on a swing in the last at-bat in the 9th inning.
Choi Ji-man’s season batting average rose slightly to 0.087 (2 hits in 23 at-bats).
On the same day, reporter Andrew Dustin of the Pittsburgh Post Ga Jet, a Pittsburgh media outlet, said, “It has been about three years since Ji-man Choi hit a home run as a left pitcher in July 2020 (against Toronto).” Despite the lack of opportunities against the pitcher, he showed a good sense of hitting.”
Choi Ji-man, who had an interview with the above media, said, “It’s a home run that has a lot of meaning because I’ve been weak against left-handed pitchers,” and left a confident answer, saying, “If I get more chances in the future, I’ll show a better appearance.”