In 88 days… Pittsburgh Choi Ji-man’s first hit after returning, Kim Ha-seong missed with a foot injury

Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) got his first hit in two games after returning from injury.

On the 9th (Korean time), Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter in the Arizona Diamondbacks match held at Phoenix Chase Field in Arizona, USA, and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. He improved his season batting average from 0.111 to 0.125 메이저놀이터(5 hits in 40 at-bats).

Choi Ji-man, who moved to Pittsburgh after being traded from the Tampa Bay Rays before the season, suffered an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot in April. After his rehabilitation, Choi Ji-man, who finished preparations in the minor leagues, played a comeback match against Arizona after 87 days, and went 4 at-bats without a hit.

Even in this game, he was silent with a strikeout in the top of the 2nd inning, a pitcher’s straight hit in the 4th inning, and an infield grounder in the 7th inning. However, he got a hit in the fourth at-bat in the 10th inning of extra time against 1-1. He came out as the leadoff batter from second base unscathed and pulled Arizona Scott McGuff’s 6th pitch splitter to create a right-handed hit. Choi Ji-man was immediately replaced by major runner Rodolfo Castro. I tasted it 88 days after the Houston Astros on April 12th.

However, Pittsburgh only scored one run in the top of the 10th inning, and in the bottom of the 10th inning with one out and bases loaded, Corbin Carroll got a finishing hit and lost 2-3. Pittsburgh fell into the swamp of 4 consecutive losses and stayed in 4th place (40-49) in the National League Central Division.

Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) was excluded from the starting lineup due to a toe injury in the home game against the New York Mets on the 9th. Ha-seong Kim hit a double at the end of the 7th inning the previous day, then ran to third base and was out. After that, he was replaced by Lougned Odor in the defense in the top of the 9th inning. He was injured after kicking a bucket of water on his toe after Jurusa.

According to, Ha-seong Kim thought the water bottle was empty and kicked it, but there was water in it, and he felt pain in his feet. He underwent radiographs, but no major abnormalities were found. San Diego coach Bob Melvin said, “Ha-sung Kim has to check his condition every day.”

Ha-seong Kim said, “I played aggressively, but it didn’t go the way I thought. It felt like the opponent’s third baseman slightly pushed my foot with his glove, so I was frustrated.” He added, “I wanted to win a lot, but that play had a bad effect on the team. It won’t happen in the future.”

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