[Sports Illustrated] Chicago Cubs outfielder Mike Tuckman (33) has done it again.

Turkman batted first and started in right field against the New York Mets at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., on Monday (9 September).

In the top of the first inning, Tuckman led off with a walk and calmly picked off a pitch from opposing starter Carlos Carrasco. In his second at-bat, two batters later in the third inning, he completed his multi-hit performance with a single to right.

토토사이트 The highlight came in the top of the eighth inning with the score tied at 2-2. He drove a four-seam fastball from reliever Drew Smith over the left field fence for a solo home run (his seventh of the season). The ball travelled 392 feet (about 119.4 metres) at a speed of 99.5 miles (160.1 kilometres) per hour with a launch angle of 33 degrees.

The Cubs defeated the Mets, 3-2, behind Turkman’s home run, which gave the Cubs the game-winning run and kept them in contention for a postseason berth.

Tuckman proved his worth once again by hitting the game-winning shot.

After playing for the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO last year, Tuckman rejoined the major leagues in a Cubs uniform after his contract fell through. Through nine days, he is batting .284 (61-for-215) with seven home runs, 41 RBIs, and an OPS of .817 in 65 games. He ranks first in batting average, second in slugging percentage, and fifth in on-base percentage among Cubs players with at least 200 plate appearances.

He also stands out defensively. He is primarily a centre fielder, but has also played right and left field, giving him the versatility to play all outfield positions. On several occasions, he has saved the day with his defence, including snatching an opponent’s home run in front of the fence.

Tuckman is also a defensive presence.

Most notably, Tuckman has started 34 games in the leadoff spot, hitting .303 (44-for-145) with seven home runs, 30 RBIs, a .376 on-base percentage and a .517 slugging percentage. In addition to getting on base, he also drives in runs when needed and provides a spark to the lineup. The former KBO player is on his way to becoming another reverse export.

The Cubs are currently 59-55 on the season with a .518 winning percentage, good for the third wild card spot in the postseason. They are followed by the Cincinnati Reds (60-56, .517), Miami Marlins (59-56, .513), and Arizona Diamondbacks (57-57, .500). Tuckman’s performance, including his clutch hitting, is a huge boost to the Cubs’ postseason hopes.

Tuckman has been on a tear, helping the Cubs keep their postseason hopes alive.

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