Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Ji-Man Choi (32) hit for the fourth straight game, but it wasn’t enough to prevent his team from losing.
온라인바카라Choi Ji-Man batted fourth in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Saturday (16 June). He went 1-for-4 on the day, raising his season batting average slightly to 0.176 from 0.170.
His first at-bat came in the bottom of the first inning, when he looked at a sinker from starter Alex Cobb and struck out looking. In his second at-bat, with runners on first and third in the bottom of the second, he grounded out to second.
The long-awaited first hit came in his third at-bat. One out later in the sixth inning, he crushed a Cobb splitter to left field.
His final at-bat came in the bottom of the eighth. With one out, he battled reliever Scott Alexander, but a well-placed shot to right field sent him stumbling back to the dugout.
Pittsburgh took the lead in the top of the second. Starter Johan Oviedo gave up a solo shot to Mike Yastrzemski to make it 1-0 after one inning.
After losing the lead, Pittsburgh responded with a home run of their own. In the bottom of the second, leadoff hitter Henry Davis hit a solo home run over the left-centre field fence to tie the game at 1-1.
Both teams remained quiet until the top of the eighth inning. In the top of the eighth, Pittsburgh put runners on first and second with a walk and a single. Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton brought in closer David Bednar to try to prevent further damage, but he gave up a single to Michael Conforto.
The replay showed a sloppy play. Catcher Jason Delay, who took a throw from Davis in right field, threw to catch a runner heading for second base, but the ball slipped and allowed another runner to score, making the score 1-3.
The team had their next two chances to score, but were unable to capitalise and hang their heads in shame.
Pittsburgh got a stellar pitching performance from starter Oviedo, who went seven innings, allowing one run (one earned) on seven hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts, but was unable to prevent the team from taking the loss.
The loss was Pittsburgh’s second straight and dropped them to 41-51 on the season, good for fourth place in the National League Central.