The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte is the National League Championship Series MVP. But he’s not done yet, he’s going for Major League Baseball history.
Arizona defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) of the 2023 Major League Baseball postseason at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Friday. With the win, Arizona improves to 4-3 in the best-of-seven series and advances to the championship game.
Marte was named the Championship Series MVP. Marte went 1-for-5 on the day.
After striking out swinging in his first at-bat in the first inning, Marte struck out on a seven-pitch at-bat in his second at-bat in the third inning with the score tied 1-1. He stepped to the plate with one out in the top of the fifth with his team down 1-2. It didn’t work out, though: Marte struck out swinging.
It seemed like he couldn’t get a hit, but Marte had one last at-bat. With one out in the top of the seventh inning and a 3-2 lead, he hit a two-run double off of Alvarado. It extended Marte’s postseason hitting streak to 16 games.토토사이트
Arizona then tied the game on Carroll’s sacrifice fly.
In the Championship Series alone, Marte batted .387 (12-for-31) with three RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base. As a result, he was named the Championship Series MVP.
This isn’t Marte’s only fall performance. It was 2017. Marte had a solid 2017 regular season, batting .260 with five home runs, 18 RBIs, and a .345 OPS in 73 games, but he exploded in the postseason, his first that year. He batted a whopping .412 (7-for-17) with a home run in all four games of the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Now it’s the World Series. Arizona and Marte have reached the World Series for the first time in 22 years.
Marte personally has a record on the line. He’ll try to set a new record for consecutive at-bats against the Texas Rangers in the World Series.
The longest postseason hitting streak in Major League Baseball history is 17 games. Only three players have ever done it: Boston Red Sox Manny Ramirez, New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter, and New York Yankees Hank Bauer.
Now, Marte is looking to match – and possibly surpass – them. All eyes are on Marte’s bat.