Hanwha’s Tuckman has 3-hit blast in 2 years since returning to ML…batting .333, OPS .842

Outfielder Mike Tuckman (33-Chicago Cubs), who played for the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO last year, had a three-hit game in his second year in the majors.

Tuckman started in the seventh spot in the lineup and went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Cubs’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday (Sept. 29) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

In his first at-bat against Cincinnati right-hander Graham Ashcraft in the second inning, he lined a fastball up the middle for a single. With runners on first and third, Patrick Wisdom followed with a three-run homer to cut the Cubs’ lead to 3-2.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Tuckman drove a low four-seam cutter from Ashcraft over the third baseman for a single to left.

With one out in the sixth, he took a low slider from right-hander Lucas Sims for an infield hit. A slow grounder to short was thrown by Sims, but he couldn’t make the catch, and Tuckman reached base for the third straight at-bat.

The Cubs lost 5-8, but Tuckman made his presence felt with his first three-hit game since returning to the majors. It’s been two years, one month, and 760 days since Turkman had a three-hit game against the Colorado Rockies on April 29, 2021, when he was with the San Francisco Giants.

In his one year in the KBO last year with Hanwha, Tuckman batted .258 (166-for-575) with 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 19 doubles, 64 walks, 104 strikeouts, a .366 on-base percentage, a .430 slugging percentage and a .796 OPS in 144 games. Despite his contributions on defense and at the plate, he was not re-signed due to his lack of power and poor decision-making at the plate for a foreign hitter. 메이저사이트

He then signed a minor league deal with the Cubs to try and make it back to the big leagues. Cody Bellinger’s knee injury earned him a call-up on April 20, and in nine games, he’s batting 3-for-3 (8-for-24) with one home run, five doubles, six walks, a .467 on-base percentage, a .375 slugging percentage and an .842 OPS.

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