The same Tuckman we saw last year is the Cubs’ top hitter?
The Hanwha Eagles can breathe a sigh of relief. The foreign hitter who played with them last season is now the starting center fielder and top hitter for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball. If the new foreign hitter was doing well, it would be less of a disappointment, but Hanwha can’t help but feel that O’Grady’s signing has turned out to be a big mistake.
A game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, USA on the 15th (KST). Pittsburgh’s Korean hitter, Bae Ji-hwan, did not start the game, so Korean fans were less interested in the game. However, there was a player on the other team who stood out: Mike Tuckman.
Tuckman started in center field for the Cubs and went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, and three RBIs in the team’s 10-6 win.
It was nutritious. After a three-run first inning, Tuckman singled in his first at-bat of the game to set the stage for the rally. Then, with the bases loaded and the score 5-2 in the sixth, he hit a two-run double. Tuckman’s hit brought the Cubs to within one run, 4-5, and set the stage for a comeback. In fact, after this hit, the Cubs took the lead on Happ’s RBI double.
That wasn’t the end of it. With a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the eighth, Tuckman led off the inning with another single to drive in the go-ahead run. That’s about all a leadoff hitter can do.안전놀이터
Tuckman signed a minor league contract with the Cubs after turning down a re-signing offer from Hanwha. He didn’t play right away, but an injury to Cody Bellinger in May gave him a chance. He took advantage of the opportunity and won the leadoff spot. With three hits on the day, he improved his batting average to 2-for-9 on the season.
Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-hwan didn’t start the game, but came in to pinch-hit in the eighth inning. He reached on an infield grounder and later made a nice catch at second base to end the game.