Pittsburgh’s Choi Ji-Man hit his third home run of the season to lead his team to victory.
His ‘multi-hit’ performance in his third game back from injury raised expectations for the second half of the season.
After recording his first hit since returning from injury yesterday, Choi Ji-Man’s bat was even hotter today.
Trailing 0-1 in the second inning, he took a 143-kilometre-per-hour fastball and smashed it over Chase Field’s tallest fence at over seven metres and 60 centimetres.
“It goes over the high fence in centre. Home run by Choi Ji-Man! “
It was a huge home run with a distance of 130 metres and his first home run in 89 days since April.
In the ninth inning, with the score 3-2, he hit a curveball to right-centre field for a two-run double.
Choi was replaced by a pinch-hitter, and the next batter’s hit drove in the go-ahead run.
Thanks to Choi’s two-hit, two-RBI performance, which started and ended the team’s offence, Pittsburgh snapped a four-game losing streak.
—.San Diego leadoff hitter Ha-Sung Kim swings at a pitch in the first inning.
It would have been a foul fly, but it was ruled to have hit the net and been caught, allowing the opportunity to continue, and Kim took advantage, lining a single to left off the sizer.
Kim, who added an RBI single in the sixth inning, finished the first half of the season with a 2-for-4 record and his best numbers since his debut with 10 home runs and 16 stolen bases.
I’m Kim Soo-geun for MBC News.