Nick Martini (33, Cincinnati Reds), who succeeded in re-entering the major leagues, splendidly decorated his first hit with a home run after four games.
On the 26th (hereinafter Korean time), Martini started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Arizona Diamondbacks away game held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and made a big success with 2 hits, 1 walk, 4 RBIs and 3 points in 3 at-bats.
Martini, who recorded a batting average of 0.296, 16 home runs, 85 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases with an OPS of 0.833 in 139 games in the KBO League NC Dinos last year, failed to renew the contract after the season. Martini, who signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati last February, showed a good performance with a batting average of 0.275, 15 home runs, and 65 RBIs with an OPS of 0.874 in 93 games in Triple-A and was called up to the major leagues.
Martini, who returned to the big leagues (no hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk) in the first game of the double header against the Los Angeles Angels on the 24th, failed to report a hit in the previous 3 games (no hits in 6 at-bats). However, on this day (26th), Martini’s bat blew fire from the first at-bat. At the beginning of the second inning, with no runners and no runners, Martini hit a 93.5 mph (approximately 150.5 km) inside fastball against Arizona starter Brandon Part, after a tenacious fight that went up to 8 pitches, and fired the first solo shot that went over the right fence.
It was Martini’s third career home run, which had only two home runs in his major league career, and the best home run of the season. Martini got his hands on it 1,481 days after his home run against the Chicago Cubs on August 6, 2019, when he was with the Oakland Athletics.
In the 4th inning, Martini, who had been withdrawn by a left fielder, fired another home run in the 6th inning. In the top of the 6th inning, with Cincinnati trailing 1-5, with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, Martini hit Bryce Jarvis’ 95.9 mph (approximately 154.3 km) fastball on the 7th pitch and hit a three-run home run that went over the right wall once again.메이저놀이터
In the top of the ninth inning, Martini stepped into the plate once again with a chance to score second base safely and went on base with a straight walk. He then scored an extra run when he homered on Will Benson’s slam home run.
Despite Martini’s strong performance, Cincinnati lost the chase 8-10.