Provided by OSEN | 2023.04.20 10:01
[OSEN=이후광 기자] Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), the first American player on the Korean national baseball team, led the team to escape a losing streak by scoring only 5 RBI.
Edmon started as a shortstop in the third game of the 3rd game at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 20th (Korea time) and had 3 hits (1 home run) and 5 RBI in 4 at-bats. He did a great job with 3 runs on a walk.
From the first at-bat, he hit a long shot. He appeared in the leadoff in the first inning when the game was tied 0-0, and opened the door with a double against veteran Arizona pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who earned 113 billion. After the foul on the first pitch, he attacked the changeup on the second pitch, reported a hit in three games after the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 17th, and even scored a goal when Dylan Carlson’s subsequent hit double .
Edmon, who walked with one out and first base in the second inning with a 3-2 lead, hit a three-run homer with two outs and walked the first and third basemen in the third inning, leading 4-3. With the appearance, Bumgarner’s first pitch was 76.2 miles (122 km), and he reported the second gun of the season in seven games after the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 12th. It was a valuable shot that brought victory in the early stages.
Edmon’s work continued. In the 5th inning, leading 7-4, he faced Peter Solomon with 2 outs, 1st and 2nd base, and hit 2 RBIs and 3 bases, widening the gap. It was an unfavorable 1B-2S count, but a four-team fastball hit 94 miles (151 km) on the 4th pitch and broke right-center. That was the moment when he completed 3 hits in 1 game of the 2nd season after 7 games since the game against Colorado on the 12th. Edman later scored the third point on Carlson’s timely shot.
Edmund, who ended the game in the 6th inning with a third fielder’s choice, raised his batting average from 2.41 to 2.74. It was an active performance with one short shot missing in the cycling shot.
St. Louis escaped its second straight loss by defeating Arizona 14-5 with Edmon’s one-man show leading the way. With Edmon leading off, he gave Bumgarner 3 innings to start Arizona, 7 hits (1 home run), 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 7 runs, giving him the pain of 3 losses on the season.
Edman, meanwhile, is a Korean player born as the second of two boys and one girl to Korean mother Kwak Gyeong-ah and college baseball coach father John Edman. However, it did not help the team as he suffered a slump with a batting average of 1.8 2.2 and 2 RBI in 3 games in the first round.
[저작권자 @머니투데이, 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]