Choi Ji-Man starts home run in 2G, hits 160-kilometer bullet…Kim Hae-Do hits too

Choi Ji-Man (32-Pittsburgh Pirates) hit his sixth home run of the season.

Choi batted fourth and hit a game-winning solo home run to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday (July 27) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. Choi went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, raising his batting average to .188 from .183.

Choi homered in his first at-bat in the second inning. He worked a favorable pitch count (three balls and one strike) against Seth Lugo, then took a five-pitch, 149 mph sinker over the right-center field fence. The pitch traveled at 101.7 mph (163.6 km/h). It was Choi’s first time arching the ball in two games since July 22 against the Los Angeles Angels. It was his third home run of July.먹튀검증

Choi was left out of the lineup for the second straight game after his homer against the Angels. He’s not guaranteed a spot in the lineup. But when he does get on base, he’s been a solid center fielder.

Pittsburgh tied the game in the bottom of the third, but Brian Reynolds’ homer in the fourth put them back up by one, and Carlos Santana’s solo shot in the ninth put them ahead. The Dodgers held on to win 3-2.

Kim, who has been hitting well of late, started at first base for San Diego and went 1-for-3. In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, he singled to right off Pittsburgh starter Johan Oviedo.

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