Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte will make Major League Baseball history.
Arizona won Game 7 of the 2023 Major League Baseball National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, on Friday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. With a 4-3 series lead, Arizona advances to the World Series.
Marte was named MVP of the Championship Series. Marte also went 1-for-5 in the game, extending his postseason hitting streak to 16 games. Marte will attempt to break the streak against the Texas Rangers.
The longest postseason hitting streak in Major League Baseball history is 17 games. It is a streak held by only three players, Manny Ramirez, who broke the Bambino curse and led the Boston Red Sox to a championship, and New York Yankees legends, Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and Yankees dynasty builder Hank Bauer.
Marte’s bat didn’t look good in this game. In his first at-bat in the first inning, he struck out swinging, and in his second at-bat in the third inning, he struck out after a seven-pitch at-bat. The same happened in his third at-bat of the fifth inning. Marte couldn’t get the ball off the bat and struck out swinging.
His postseason hitting streak was in danger of coming to an end, but he produced a hit in only his fourth at-bat. In the seventh inning, Marte doubled off Alvarado with one out. In his fifth at-bat in the ninth, he struck out. 스포츠토토
Marte’s postseason hitting streak dates back to 2017. It started in the National League Wild Card Series against the Colorado Rockies, where Marte went 3-for-5 and had at least one hit in all three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. Marte’s hitting streak came to a halt when Arizona failed to advance to the postseason, but he’s hit safely in all 12 postseason games this year.
Arizona, meanwhile, will face the Texas Rangers for the World Series championship at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, beginning on April 28.