Mike Tuckman (Chicago Cubs), who worked for the Hanwha Eagles until last year, reported a hit on the big league stage after two years.
On the 21st (hereinafter Korean time), Tuchman played as a major defensive player in the 2023 major league match against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and scored a comeback hit in the big leagues.
Tuchman began his professional career in 2013 after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 10th round, 289th overall. Tuchman first stepped on the big league stage in Colorado in 2017, then played 257 games over five seasons, including playing for the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants, hitting 17 home runs and batting average of 0.231 before entering the KBO League.
Tuckman, who signed a contract with the Hanwha Eagles prior to the 2022 season, completed a 144-game “full-time” season with 166 hits, 12 homers, 43 RBIs, 88 points, and a batting average of 0.289 OPS of 0.795, which was not bad. However, after the season ended, he broke up with Hanwha and returned to the United States and signed a minor league contract with the Cubs.
Tuckman played in 21 games in the spring training exhibition game, leaving 9 hits, 1 home run, batting average of 0.225 OPS 0.754, and was not listed on the opening game roster. However, as Cody Bellinger was recently listed on the injured list (IL) due to a knee injury, his first opportunity came on the 20th.
After receiving a call from the big leagues the previous day (20th), Tuckman played as a pinch hitter and made his return to the big leagues. In the top of the ninth inning, Tuchman entered the plate with a chance to score with 2nd, 1st and 2nd base, and faced infielder Cody Clemens, who had climbed the mound as a pitcher, but hung his head as it was just a fly ball to the right fielder. However, he succeeded in reporting a comeback hit in one day.토토사이트
Tuchman entered the plate in the top of the 8th inning, trailing 3-11 after playing in great defense at the bottom of the 6th inning. Unlike the previous day, Tuchman played against pitcher Conor Brogdon, and hit the left fielder with an 84.2 mile (approximately 135.5 km) changeup outside the strike zone on the third pitch. It was a hit in the major leagues that was pulled out 662 days after the Los Angeles Dodgers game on July 29, 2021.
Meanwhile, Hanwha, which expressed regret over Tuchman’s long hitting power, signed a contract with Brian O’Grady, who had experience in Japanese professional baseball, prior to this season. However, O’Grady went down to the second team again on the 20th, nine days after returning to the first team, struggling with a batting average of 0.125 OPS and 0.337 in 22 games. Tuchman and O’Grady, who hit their comeback in the major leagues, can’t help but go against each other.