Reporter Sangjin Oh = Ketel Marte (30, Arizona Diamondbacks), who became a hitting machine in fall baseball, continued his postseason hitting record, but the shine faded due to the team’s loss.
Marte started as the second hitter and second baseman in Game 1 of the World Series (WS) against the Texas Rangers held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 28th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 2 RBI in 5 at-bats. . Arizona lost 5-6 after a walk-off solo shot by Adolis Garcia in the 11th inning of overtime.
Marte appeared in 12 games this postseason, including the National League Championship Series (NLCS), and recorded a hit in all of them. In particular, in the NLCS, he won the series MVP award with a batting average of 0.387 (12 hits in 31 at-bats), 3 RBIs, 1 stolen base, and an OPS of 0.987 in 7 games.
He also achieved his new record in Game 7 of the NLCS. Marte, who first entered the postseason stage in 2017, recorded hits in all four games. In addition to the 12-game hitting streak this postseason, the hitting streak continued for a whopping 16 games. It was the highest record of all time, surpassing the postseason debut consecutive hitting record (15 games) previously held by Marquis Grissom (1995-1996).
In his efforts, Marte also challenged the record for longest postseason hitting streak (17 games) held by Hank Bauer (1956-1958), Derek Jeter (1998-1999), and Manny Ramirez (2003-2004).
Marte, who was retired by a ground ball in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, hit a ground ball to first base with one out and third base tied 2-2 in the top of the third inning, but succeeded in bringing in a runner on third base through a fielder’s choice. He then succeeded in stealing a base and advanced to second base, but was unable to score due to a missed follow-up hit.
His record was achieved in the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th inning, with Arizona leading 4-3, with one out and a runner on second base, Marte hit a curveball on the 4th pitch from Texas starter Evoldi and hit a 1-run double that hit the center wall. It was the moment when he tied for first place in the longest consecutive game hitting streak in the postseason (17 games). Marte celebrated with a smile at second base, but the joy did not last long.짱구카지노
Marte then retired with a ground ball in the 7th inning and a straight hit in the 10th and was unable to add any more hits. Arizona went into overtime when closer Paul Seawald allowed a tying two-run shot to Corey Seager with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning, and the team lost when Miguel Castro hit a walk-off home run to Garcia in the bottom of the 11th inning.
Although the team lost its luster, Marte’s hitting streak continues. If Marte adds a hit in Game 2 of the WS held on the 29th, he will surpass Bauer, Jeter, and Ramirez to become sole first place. Attention is focused on whether Marte can achieve a new record and lead Arizona’s counterattack in the second game of the WS.