Choi Ji-man, 5 at-bat no-hit silence… Tampa Bay escapes a 7-game losing streak
Enter 2021.06.24 (11:56)
Choi Ji-man (30, Tampa Bay Rays) was silent with no hits, but Tampa Bay got out of the trap of 7 straight losses.
Choi Ji-man started as a second-batterer first baseman in a home game against the Boston Red Sox in the 2021 American Professional Baseball Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 24th (Korean time) and ended up with no hits in five at-bats.
No luck followed.
In the first inning of the first inning, Choi Ji-man made a strong bat by hitting Boston starter Garrett Richards’ first ball, but the bat flew right in front of first baseman.
In the second inning, he touched Richards’ slider and ended up with a second base ball, and in the third inning, he attacked Brandon Walkman’s knuckle curve but turned to first base ground.
Choi Ji-man struck out in the 6th and 7th innings.
Choi’s season batting average dropped from 0.269 to 0.250 (18 hits in 72).
Despite Choi’s slump, Tampa Bay beat Boston 8-2.
Austin Meadows hit a two-run shot that crossed the wall in the middle of the left in the bottom of the first inning, which fell 0-1.
Tampa Bay ran 5-1 in the second inning, adding a total of three points from Mike Junino’s two-run four and an opposing error.
Brandon Law fired three wedges in the bottom of the 7th.
Tampa Bay’s super-prospect Wonder Franco went without a hit in three at-bats, but walked two and scored a goal.
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