The Pittsburgh Pirates left for Denver, Colorado after 2 wins and 2 losses in 4 consecutive matches against their Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals.
Pittsburgh lost 4-5 in the final game of the 4-game series against St. Louis, which continued at Busch Stadium on the 17th (Korean time), allowing a finishing hit to Tommy Hyeon-su Edmon in the 10th inning of overtime.
Prior to the game, due to the start of St. Louis right-hander Miles Michaelas (1 loss, 8.10), Super Utility Man Bae Ji-hwan was expected to be placed in the starting lineup, but was excluded.
At first base, Carlos Santana, designated hitter Andrew McCutchen, shortstop Rodolph Castro, second baseman Tucoff Marcano, and center fielder Jack Serwinski all played, leaving Bae Ji-hwan out.
As for the game, when Pittsburgh led 1-0 and 3-1, St. Louis counterattacked and tied the game twice. Pittsburgh broke the tie at 4-3 with Kanan Smith Ingigba’s grounder from first base in the 10th inning with one out and third base. However, St. Louis, who lost in overtime the previous day, showed their potential at the end of the 10th inning in danger of being driven to a series 1-3.
St. Louis succeeded in attacking Wil Crow, who came up in overtime 10 times. With one out and second base, catcher Wilson Contreras picked up a walk and became first and second base. Designated hitter Nolan Goman hit second base runner Paul Goldschmidt home with a ‘ground rule double’ on the right, and the score was tied 4-4. With 1 out on 2nd and 3rd base, Pittsburgh manager Derek Selton deliberately sent out Lars Nuthba, who had hit a two-run home run to tie the game, with 4 pitches to complete the bases-loading strategy.
By catching rookie Jordan Walker with a looking strikeout, it seemed that the bases cap would be successful. Up to this point, Hyunsoo Edman was in a slump with no hits in 15 at-bats, and was sluggish with 1 hit in 16 at-bats with the bases loaded. However, Crowe’s first pitch changeup ended the game with a hit that cut the side of the second baseman, ending the 5-4 victory. Suspension Edmon’s third career walk-off hit.
Bae Ji-hwan was replaced with center fielder defense in the 5th time in the 10th inning, Smith Ingigaba, and there was no offense. 메이저놀이터
In this 4-game series, both teams exchanged complete shutouts side by side, and even in the overtime match, they played defense 10 times and called General Meng-gun with 1 win and 1 loss. Pittsburgh recorded 9 wins and 7 losses in the season, while St. Louis, whose starting rotation was sluggish at the beginning of the season, went 7 wins and 9 losses.
Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man (31), who was listed on the injured list on the 10th due to an Achilles tendon injury, will be unable to play for the time being. Vice President of Pittsburgh Baseball Operations announced on the 17th that Choi Ji-man may play in May as more than 10 days of rehabilitation are required. Since it is dated the 10th, business trips are possible from April 26th.
Choi Ji-man received treatment for an Achilles tendon muscle injury during spring training. Early in the season, he is sluggish, going 4-for-32.