San Diego’s best, but silence for 6 games… 13 consecutive battles of fate, wake up now
After Choi Ji-man (32) moved to the San Diego Padres in a trade, the silence is getting longer. The new team has not scored a hit in six games.스포츠토토
On the 10th (hereinafter Korean time), Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter in the major league away game against Seattle held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, and recorded no hits and one walk in one at-bat.
Following the Los Angeles Dodgers match on the 8th (2 at-bats, 1 walk), he succeeded in reaching base for two consecutive games. However, his expected hits did not come out.
With this, Choi Ji-man has not produced a hit in six games since he played his first game in a San Diego uniform against the Dodgers on the 5th. His performance during this period was 0-for-9, walked 5, scored 3 and struck out 2.
It is positive that he went on base 5 times with a good starting pitching plan, but the long hits the team wants are not coming out.
San Diego highly valued Choi Ji-man, who can hit a shot in scoring chances, and brought him from the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, Choi Ji-man has yet to live up to expectations.
In his first game after the transfer, he struck out on first and second base in the second inning, and in the 4th inning against the Dodgers on the 7th, he could not take advantage of the scoring opportunity with two out and first and second base.
Choi Ji-man withdrew with a fly ball in the outfield in the 6th inning of the game on the 8th with 1 out and 2nd base, and on the 10th against Seattle, in the 4th inning with 2 out and 2nd base, he was only hit.
San Diego also recorded 3 wins and 5 losses in 8 games played after recruiting Choi Ji-man on the 2nd. In particular, the recent 4 losses in a row brought the win-loss margin to -5 with 55 wins and 60 losses. San Diego is 4.5 games behind the Miami Marlins (60-56), the 3rd place in the National League wild card, which is the last line to advance to the postseason.
It will take time to adapt to the changed environment during the season, but it is time for Choi Ji-man to wake up from silence for the team’s rebound.
Choi Ji-man is currently classified as a platoon resource along with Garrett Cooper, but if he fails to secure his position in the early stages of the transfer, his future participation opportunities will inevitably be limited.
In particular, his remaining game performance is important even for a good contract to qualify as a free agent (FA) after this season.
Choi Ji-man, who had a disappointing week, will take a break on the 11th and play 13 consecutive matches from the Arizona Diamondbacks match on the 12th to the Miami match on the 24th. During this period, he played 7 matches against Arizona and 3 matches against Miami, which will compete for a wild card. For San Diego, it is the most important game to advance to the postseason.
At this time, if Choi Ji-man reveals his presence with a strong hit and leads the team’s rebound, his position may change.
No one doubts the skills of Choi Ji-man, who has already entered the US for 14 years and has been in the big leagues for 8 years. If you put down the burden and impatience caused by the transfer and go to bat with a more comfortable mind, you can get the desired result soon.