Choi Ji-man’s double in the 11th inning of extra time to score the winning RBI
Did he get stimulated after the coach who was protesting for him was sent off? Choi Ji-man (31, Tampa Bay Race), who had been silent throughout the game, hit a double in the 11th inning of extra time to lead the team to victory.
Choi Ji-man started as the third batter first baseman in an away game against the Texas Rangers in the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time), recording one hit, one walk, and one RBI in four at-bats.
Choi Ji-man led Tampa Bay to a 4-3 victory with an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning. Choi’s batting average for the season fell slightly from 0.263 to 0.262.
Choi Ji-man, who missed the game the previous day, did not show a good batting sense on the day. In his first at-bat in the first inning, he only hit a fly ball to right field and picked up a walk in the fourth inning to get on base.
In the sixth inning, a well-hit ball led to a straight hit to third base, and in the eighth inning, when it faced 2-2, he had a chance to come from behind with two outs and second base, but struck out standing.
However, Choi Ji-man hit a single in his last at-bat. Choi Ji-man’s at-bat came back in the top of the 11th inning with one out and runners on second base, and a penalty shootout in the top of the 11th inning, where he balanced 3-3 by exchanging one point each in the 10th inning.
Choi Ji-man, who picked up the first ball against Texas’ fourth pitcher Dennis Santana, stopped with his bat on a breaking ball that fell for the second time. The referee judged it as a swing, and Choi Ji-man looked surprised and unconvinced.
At this moment, Tampa Bay coach Kevin Cash protested fiercely on the bench. The referee ordered him to leave immediately. Coach Cash came out and protested again, but the decision did not change.
In the ensuing two-ball and two-strike situation, Choi Ji-man pulled a slider that was driven to the middle of the fifth pitch, which led to a double toward right field. In the meantime, the second baseman stepped home and became 4-3. Choi Ji-man’s eighth double of the season and 21st RBI.
In particular, it was more meaningful because it was the final hit immediately after the coach was sent off 토토사이트
Tampa Bay kept Choi Ji-man’s winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th inning without losing a point. After two consecutive losses, Tampa Bay remained third in the American League East with 29 wins and 21 losses. Texas, which lost two consecutive wins, marked third in the American League West with 24 wins and 25 losses