Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

After signing with the New York Mets, he changed teams half a year later. And he hit a home run in the match against the Mets.

Tommy Pham (Arizona Diamondbacks)스포츠토토 played as the third hitter and right fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the New York Mets held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA on the 12th (Korean time), going 3 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI, 2 runs. Scored a goal.

Pham, who had a meal with Kim Ha-seong at the San Diego Padres in 2021, signed a one-year $6 million (approximately 8 billion won) contract with the Mets ahead of this season. He appeared in 79 games for the Mets, hitting .268 with 62 hits, 10 home runs, 36 RBI, 29 runs, and a .820 OPS. However, the team moved to Arizona through a trade at the trade deadline on August 2nd. He ended his time with the Mets after just half a year.

Tommy Pham during his Mets days./Getty Images Korea

Pham appeared in the Mets away game for the first time since his transfer. And he swung the fire bat. He grounded out to the pitcher in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. However, he came out as the leadoff batter in the top of the third inning and hit a double against Jose Quintana. He then advanced to third base on Christian Walker’s base hit. After Lourdes Gurriel Jr. got on base with a walk, Evan Longoria hit a timely hit with an RBI. Pham gave Arizona the first score.

Pham hit a hit in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on first base. However, with first and second base on base, Walker hit a ground ball to shortstop.

Tommy Pham./Getty Images Korea
Pham fired a shot at the decisive moment. He came to the plate as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 8th inning, trailing 2-3. He targeted changed pitcher Frevor Gott’s second-pitch cutter at 87.9 miles per hour (approximately 141 km/h) and cleared the right-center wall. Arizona, who tied the game with Pham’s home run, turned the game around with Ketel Marte’s comeback single and timely double in the top of the ninth inning. Afterwards, with two outs and a runner on third base, Pham, who came out in his final at-bat, retired with a ground ball to second base. He then ended the game by being replaced by Jose Herrera ahead of the defense in the bottom of the 9th inning.

According to Major League Baseball’s official website ‘MLB.com’, Arizona manager Torrey Lovullo said of Pham, “It’s unbelievable to see how focused he is,” and “He evaluates himself well when he fails. This is an area where he needs to improve.” “I understand what it is and what I need to do to become a better player,” he said.

He added, “Pham wants to get hits and help the team win. That’s all he has on his mind every day.”

Tommy Pham./Getty Images Korea

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