(SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Choi Ji-Man, 32, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was stuck in the platoon system, a strategy that organizes the starting batting order based on pitcher type, and was held out of the lineup for a second straight day.
Choi missed the visiting Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s 2023 Major League Baseball game at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on April 24.
Choi, who homered off right-handed starter Shohei Ohtani on April 22, did not get a chance to bat as the Angels used left-handed starters in consecutive games, including Reed Detmers on April 23 and Tyler Anderson on April 24.
In 18 games this season, Choi is batting .186 (11-for-59) with five home runs and eight RBIs.
The Angels defeated Pittsburgh 3-1 on Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Ohtani took a 148-mile-per-hour cutter from Mitch Keller and arched a game-tying solo shot over the center field fence.
With his homer, which came six days after his last against the New York Yankees on Aug. 18, Ohtani extended his major league lead in that category to 36. Second in home runs is Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) with 32.
Pittsburgh begins a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on April 25.
Right-hander Darvish Yu is scheduled to start for San Diego on the 25th, 카지노사이트 setting up a potential matchup of Korean hitters Choi Ji-Man and Kim Ha-Sung.