In 17 postseason games, he’s never been silent.
That’s Ketel Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks). Marte went 1-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs while starting at second base in the lineup for Game 1 of the 2023 Major League Baseball Postseason World Series against the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
After being retired on a fielder’s choice in the top of the first inning, Marte came up to bat for the second time in the top of the third inning with runners on first and third. Once again, Marte sent a grounder to first baseman Nathaniel Lowe. Lowe’s option was to throw home. But third baseman Corbin Carroll had quick feet. Carroll scored to give Arizona a 3-2 lead. Marte reached on a fielder’s choice.
In the top of the fifth inning, with the score 4-3, Marte had another chance: leadoff hitter Heraldo Perdomo singled and stole second. After Carroll struck out, Marte stepped up to the plate. Marte took advantage of Nathan Ivoldi’s curveball and smashed it into the right-center field wall카지노사이트. Perdomo came home with time to spare and Marte advanced to second.
Marte’s RBI double extended his postseason hitting streak to 17 games. He tied Hank Bauer (1956-1958), Derek Jeter (1998-1999), and Manny Ramirez (2003-2004) for the longest postseason hitting streak.
Marte played his first fall ball in an Arizona uniform during the 2017 season. He went 3-for-5 in the Wild Card Series against the Colorado Rockies and had a three-game hitting streak in the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the team was eliminated in three straight games by the Dodgers.
Marte was back in the postseason for the first time in six seasons. He started his hitting streak in the Wild Card Series against the Milwaukee Brewers. He had a three-game hitting streak in the Division Series against the Dodgers. In the Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit safely in all seven games, including Game 1 of the World Series.
Marte has hit in all 17 postseason games. He was never silent.
“Marte became the first player in Major League Baseball history to reach base in all 16 games of his first postseason,” according to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball. He also had a hit in Game 1 of the World Series, extending his streak.
If Marte gets a hit in Game 2 of the World Series on Monday at Globe Life Field, he will pass Bauer, Jeter and Ramirez for sole possession of first place on the list.
Arizona, meanwhile, gave up a tying two-run homer to Corey Seager in the bottom of the ninth and then a game-tying shot to Adolis Garcia in the bottom of the 11th to lose 6-5. It will be interesting to see if the Dodgers can avoid a sweep in Game 2.