Ji-Man Choi (Pittsburgh Pirates) hits his first career home run off Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).
The Pittsburgh Pirates batted fourth and hit a straightaway home run in the top of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, U.S., on July 22. It was his fifth home run of the season, bringing his RBI total to nine. However, the team lost the game 5-8.
Choi’s only other hit of the day was a solo shot off Ohtani.
On a one-pitch, two-strike count, Choi took a high, cut fastball and sent it over the wall. Choi’s home run was clocked at 172 kilometers per hour and traveled 122 meters.
After being silenced by Ohtani with three strikeouts in four at-bats, including a fly ball to right field in the first inning, Choi hit his first home run in their fifth meeting.
In his next at-bats, Choi retired on a grounder to third base (fifth inning) and a strikeout (eighth inning) to finish the game 1-for-4. He is now batting .186 on the season.
Right fielder Henry Davis, Pittsburgh’s No. 5 hitter, followed Choi’s leadoff single in the fourth with a solo arch to left-center field. He led off the sixth inning with a solo shot to right-center.
Davis became the first MLB player to hit two or more home runs in a game against Ohtani.포커카지노
Ohtani gave up four home runs on the day, three to Choi, two to Davis, and one to Zack Swinski. At the plate, he went hitless and drew three walks before reaching base twice.