Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) once said that it is very difficult to hit in the major leagues.
During the Tampa Bay Race days, Choi Ji-man was defending first base, and when the opponent who had hit stepped on first base and said, “It’s very difficult to hit,” he replied, “Me too.”
In the major leagues, it is a difficult place to hit a single hit.
On the 3rd (Korean time), three Korean major leaguers failed to hit a single hit.
Choi Ji-man, Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates), and Kim Ha-seong were all silent.
Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan started together for the first time in the season.
In the match against Cincinnati, Choi Ji-man started as designated hitter No. 5 and Bae Ji-hwan hit the ground as second baseman No. 8.
Choi Ji-man started as a starter for the first time this season, but was humiliated by striking out three times and was silent in four at-bats. In the beginning of the second inning, with no runners and no runners, Choi had an advantageous ball count of 3 balls and 1 strike, but was struck out by Cincinnati starting pitcher Gram Ashgraft’s cutter
. Choi Ji-man, who struck out on a cut fastball even in the 4th inning with 1 out and 1st base, started as the lead batter in the 7th inning, but struck out on a swing. In the top of the ninth, he was the lead batter and was caught on a fly ball by center fielder. Bae Ji-hwan, who played a big role in the opening game, fought a tenacious game, reaching 9 pitches in the top of the 3rd inning, but struck out on a miss by Ashcroft’s cut fastball.
Then, in the top of the 5th inning, he was out with a ground ball to the second baseman, and in the top of the 7th inning, in the last at-bat, he was lethargic with a ground ball to the shortstop. No hit in 3 at-bats.
Pittsburgh was tied up by Ashcraft’s good pitch and lost 1-3. 2 wins in a row after 1 win.
Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman, batting 6 times against the Colorado Rockies, but had no hits and 1 walk in 2 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who withdrew from Colorado starting left-hander Austin Gomber at the bottom of the second inning after striking out on a swing,토토사이트 chose a walk in his second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth.
In the bottom of the seventh, he stepped up to lead off, but he was caught on a fly ball to left field.
However, San Diego won 3-1 that day, their first win of the season.