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Ji-man Choi ends fall baseball… Boston ALCS stage for the first time in 3 years

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Tampa Bay wins first, 3 consecutive losses, postseason ends

Tampa Bay’s Choi Ji-man blocks a bad throw to third base in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 12th. Boston = Associated Press

As Tampa Bay lost in Game 4 of the American Professional Baseball Division Series to Boston, Choi Ji-man (30)’s fall baseball season came to an end.

Tampa Bay lost 6-5 to Boston in Game 4 of the American League Division Series (ALDS) held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on the 12th.

Game 4 ended 5-5 at the end of the ninth inning. Boston’s Christian Vazquez, the protagonist of the 13th inning finish home run, made a scoring opportunity with a left-handed hit, and Christian Arroyo made a runner second base with a sacrifice bunt.

Tampa Bay’s decisive erroneous play came out in the situation at first and second base. Tampa Bay third baseman Yandi Dias, who caught the opponent’s ground ball, shortened the first base throw, and first baseman Choi Ji-man blocked the ball with his chest instead of his mitt. It was an infield hit on the record, but it was a disappointing throw. After Boston stole 1, 2 and 3, Enrique Hernandez made a sacrifice fly to left field to score the finish line.

Tampa Bay, who had won Game 1, lost games 2-4, giving Boston a place in the Championship Series (ALCS). Boston, on the other hand, defeated the New York Yankees in the wildcard game and made it to the ALDS, but became the first in both leagues to advance to the ALCS. It’s been 3 years since 2018.

Choi Ji-man, who became the first Korean major league hitter to step on the World Series stage last year, was placed on the injured list three times in the aftermath of a knee injury suffered from spring camp. ), and did not get a steady opportunity to play in the ALDS.

Choi Ji-man left a good record with a batting average of 0.286 in 7 at-bats and 2 RBIs, 1 RBI, and 1 run in 3 games, even under such unfavorable conditions. In the second game held on the 9th, he also activated the pursuit solo gun at the end of the 6th inning, behind 5-8.

In Game 4 of this day, he appeared as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning, striking out and hitting first base in the 9th inning, putting off his dream of advancing to the World Series for the second year in a row to the next opportunity.

In the United States, such as MLB Trade Rumors.com, it is predicted that Choi will receive $3.5 million (about 4.2 billion won) as an annual salary next year, an increase from this season ($2.45 million). Choi Ji-man demanded $2.45 million after finishing last season, and the club responded with $1.85 million, but the Major League Baseball Salary Adjustment Committee sided with Choi Ji-man.

Park Kwan-gyu reporter




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