Finally, a record was written. There has never been silence in the postseason. This is the story of Ketel Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks).
Arizona won 9-1 against the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the 2023 Major League World Series (WS) held at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 29th (Korean time).
With this, Arizona tied the series with a record of 1 win and 1 loss.
Although he was not the best player in the game today, there is a player who is showing great performance when looking at this fall baseball season. It’s Marthe. He started as the second batter and second baseman in Game 1 of the World Series and recorded 1 hit and 2 RBI in 5 at-bats, setting a hitting streak of 17 games.
Now he only needs to hit in one more game to set a new record. And finally I did it.
In Game 2, Marte, who took the leadoff spot, recorded 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
Marte, who retired with a grounder to shortstop in his first at-bat in the first inning, hit a fly ball to center field in his second at-bat in the third inning with two outs and two on second base.
Marte, who appeared in the top of the 5th inning with the team ahead 2-0 with one out and runners on first base, hit Jordan Montgomery’s changeup on the first pitch he met again, but retired with a grounder to second base.
His fourth at-bat also failed to produce a hit. In the top of the 7th inning, when the team was up 3-1, they had a chance to score with one out and a runner on second base. However, Marte retired with a ground ball to third base against replaced pitcher Andrew Heaney.
It seemed like his consecutive hitting record would be broken, but he took advantage of the opportunity in his last at-bat. Marte appeared in the top of the 8th inning with the bases loaded and 2 outs on a hit and walk. He properly caught the 84.6 mile (approximately 136.1 km) changeup on the third pitch from the changed pitcher Martin Perez, hitting a timely hit with 2 RBIs. This is the moment he extended his postseason hitting streak to 18 games. It’s a new record.
Marte, who the previous day had tied the record for the longest consecutive postseason hits with Hank Bauer (1956-1958), Derek Jeter (1998-1999), and Manny Ramirez (2003-2004), immediately broke the record.
This is truly an insane performance in fall baseball. Marte’s hit can be said to be the hit that puts a wedge in the game.
Marte played fall baseball for the first time wearing an Arizona uniform in the 2017 season. At the time, he was 3-for-5 in the Wild Card Series against the Colorado Rockies and hit in three straight games in the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the team suffered three consecutive losses to the Dodgers and was eliminated.
And this year, for the first time in six seasons, we made it to the postseason stage again. His hitting streak began in the wild card series against the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit in three consecutive games in the Division Series against the Dodgers and in all seven games in the Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. In particular, he played an active role with a batting average of 0.387 (12 hits in 31 at-bats), 3 RBIs, 2 runs, and 1 stolen base, and even won the Championship Series MVP.짱구카지노 주소
And his hitting instinct continues in the World Series.
After the game, Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com said, “Marte set a record by extending his postseason hitting streak to 18 games. It was perfect timing. What’s even more impressive is that his 18-game hitting streak was in his first 18 postseason games.” “It came out,” he praised.