Today’s star was not Bae Ji-hwan. It was Korean-American big leaguer Tommy Edman.
Edmon cheered after hitting the final hit that decided the game in front of Bae Ji-hwan.
Bae Ji-hwan’s Pittsburgh Pirates and Edman’s St. Louis Cardinals met on the 17th (Korean time) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bae Ji-hwan, who showed a tremendous uptrend and recently fell into a slump, was unable to play as a starter that day. Bae Ji-hwan has been extremely sluggish in his recent hitting, going 0-for-4 against St. Louis the day before. In the seven games prior to this game, he was only 3 hits in 23 at-bats. The dramatic ending home run against the Houston Astros on the 12th has not been able to continue the upward trend. With Choi Ji-man also on the injured list, Korean baseball fans who waited for the early morning game must have been disappointed.
However, Edmon relieved that regret. Edmund is a familiar player after participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in February as the Korean national team. Although the performance of the Korean national team was poor메이저사이트, Edmund played his best.
Edmund boasts the best second base defense in the major leagues and is active as the main axis of the team. Edmund is a mixed race player whose mother is Korean. It was also nice to see Edmon playing in the St. Louis uniform, not the national team uniform.
And Edmund stood tall as the protagonist of the game. The regular innings ended with both teams tied at 3-3. initiation of extension. Pittsburgh scored one run in the top of the 10th inning, but the home team St. Louis also scored to make the score 4-4.
And then, a chance with two outs loaded. Edmon stepped in at the plate. Edman hit Pittsburgh pitcher Will Crow’s chog and connected it with a timely hit in the middle of the finish. The match between the two teams ended 5-4. St. Louis avenged the previous day’s loss and finished the weekend’s four-game series with 2 wins and 2 losses.
Coincidentally, this ball went toward Bae Ji-hwan. This is because Bae Ji-hwan stepped on the ground as a center fielder at the start of the bottom of the 10th inning. However, he had to watch his team lose, only playing one inning on defense, not being able to step into the plate.
Edmund recorded a multi-hit that day, raising his season batting average to .264.