The local media in the United States raised a problem with the appointment method of Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh), who returned from an Achilles tendon injury.
On the 18th (Korean time), the US ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ reviewed the match between Pittsburgh and San Francisco held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the previous day, on the 17th, and mentioned Choi Ji-man.바카라사이트
The media said, “Pittsburgh tied the score 3-3 at the end of the 8th inning and continued with a chance with two outs loaded to turn the game around.” Director Derek Shelton (53) did not appoint them,” he pointed out.
Catcher Jason DeLay (28), the 9th hitter who went to bat, returned the bat to the absurd ball that bounced on the ground and struck out on a swing, and Pittsburgh could not save a chance to come back. The game eventually went into overtime, and San Francisco, which scored 5 runs in the top of the 10th, won 8-4.
The media also claimed, “It was more likely to use left-handed hitter Choi Ji-man instead of right-handed hitter Corner Joe (31), who came out as the lead hitter in the last attack at the end of the 9th inning, which was 3-3.” This is because there was a right-handed pitcher (Ryan Walker) on the mound in San Francisco at the time. In the end, Choi Ji-man came out as a pinch hitter and got a walk only at the end of the 10th inning with 2 out and 1 base as the game was 4-8.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raised the question, “I hired Choi Ji-man with an annual salary of 4.65 million dollars (about 6 billion won), but does that mean that I do not have enough faith to use him in a situation where he has the perfect scoring position that can decide the outcome?” .
Choi Ji-man looks at the ball after hitting a home run.
Pittsburgh has been so bad that they have only won two of their last 13 games. As of the 18th, the season record was 41 wins, 53 losses, and an odds ratio of 0.436, and it fell to the bottom of the National League Central Division with St. Louis. The appearance of running at the top of the district at the beginning of the season can no longer be found.
Pittsburgh outfielder Brian Reynolds (28) said in an interview with the media, “In our team, if the pitcher throws well, the batter can’t hit, and if the batter hits well, the pitcher can’t throw.” We have to play better,” he said.
In this situation, criticism came out for not hiring Choi Man-man, who had a good hitting feeling after returning from injury.
Choi Ji-man, who returned from injury through an away game against Arizona on the 8th, had 5 hits in 15 at-bats (0.333 batting average), 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 4 games from the next day on the 9th. However, after being excluded from the start against Cleveland on the 17th and also against Cleveland on the 18th, he came out as a major defense and recorded one strikeout. Pittsburgh lost 0-11 and fell into a 4-game losing streak.
Andrew McCutchen (37), the team’s leader, said in an interview with the media, “Our team was not steady.”