“It was a good way to end the rest day.”
Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) came out as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning in the 2023 major league match against the San Diego Padres held at Busey Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 30th (Korean time) and scored a final hit.
‘Korean descent’ Edmund, who participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) as a Korean national team, was injured last month. After making his comeback against the Minnesota Twins on August 2, he ran nonstop. He was scheduled to take a break in the game that day, but at the crucial opportunity in the bottom of the 10th inning, he went to bat and acted as a solver.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, which was tied at 5-5, St. Louis created a chance to run on third base with Richie Palacios’ sacrifice bunt. San Diego made the choice to send Paul Goldschmidt to the fourth pitch of Auto High. Then, St. Louis appointed Edmon as a pinch hitter for Nolan Gorman’s at-bat.
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Edmon, who entered the plate, attacked Josh Hader’s first pitch. He hit the body sinker at 96 mph (about 154 km/h). The batted ball went far and landed in front of the left wall. It was a hit that left fielder Juan Soto had no choice but to give up immediately. Edmon’s walk-off hit helped St. Louis escape their fourth straight game.
According to American media ‘Harold Bulletin’, St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said, “Edman was ready.”메이저놀이터
“It was a good way to end the rest day,” said Edmund, who had his fourth walk-off hit of his career. “I thought I could contribute in some way. We haven’t had that many wins lately. It felt good.”
If it was Edmon who finished the game, it was Wilson Contreras who brought the match to overtime. Contreras played an active role with 2 hits (2 homers), 3 RBIs and 3 runs in 4 at-bats.
Contreras hit Seth Lugo’s 80-mile (approximately 128 km/h) curveball in the bottom of the 6th inning, trailing 2-4, and hit a one-run home run. In the bottom of the eighth inning, which was trailing 3-5, he hit a two-run home run against Robert Suarez to tie the game.
On this day, Contreras’ parents visited the stadium. After hitting a home run, Contreras returned home and held a ceremony while looking at the place where his parents were. “I was just trying to do something nice for my parents,” he said. “I haven’t been playing well lately. I needed something to cheer me up.”
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong of San Diego, who started as the first batter and second baseman, recorded 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 at-bats. He went on base in 11 games and recorded his 50th RBI all season. However, the bullpen collapsed and the team suffered a come-from-behind defeat.