Pittsburgh Choi Ji-man (32) hit his first home run of the season.
Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter in the 2023 major league game against the Houston Astros held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 11th (Korean time), and tasted his hands in his first at-bat.
Choi Ji-man, who entered the situation with no runners in the second inning and was dragged 0-4, hit a 94.9 mile (approximately 153km) four-seam fastball that entered the middle after a full count match with opponent starting left-hander Framber Valdez. The batted ball was connected to a solo shot that crossed the middle fence.
It was Choi Ji-man’s first home run in the 7th game of the season.
Choi Ji-man,안전놀이터 who was traded to Pittsburgh last November, had a slow start this year, the first season of the transfer. Prior to the game on this day, in six games, the batting average was 0.053 (1 hit in 19 at-bats), and it was difficult to exert strength.
However, in his first at-bat that day, he hit a home run against a left-handed pitcher and changed his mood.