I look forward to your continued performance as a baseball fan in Korea and Japan who led the team to victory
Tommy Hyun-soo Edman (28, St. Louis Cardinals), who played for South Korea and Japan in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, respectively, and his teammate Lars Nutba (26), led the team to victory.
Edman and Nootba started as the ninth batter shortstop and seventh batter center fielder in the “2023 Major League” Pittsburgh Pirates match held at Bush Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on the 17th (Korea Standard Time), respectively.
On this day, Edman and Noobar energized the team in the attack. Edman made a heavy hit in his first at-bat after two outs in the bottom of the second inning. Since then, he has not produced any results, but he proved his presence at the last at-bat. In the bottom of the 10th inning, when the 4-4 tight game continued, he hit a change-up to the first pitch of relief pitcher Wil Crowe with two outs and a full base to make a heavy hit, leading the team to a thrilling 5-4 walk-off victory.
As much as Edman, Nootba played a notable role. In the top of the first inning, Noomba gave up a triple because he couldn’t catch the leadoff hitter Kibrian Hayes’ pitch perfectly. He had a burden on his mind, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, when the team was trailing 1-3, he rolled up a high cutter toward the body of opposing starter Mitch Keller to tie the game 3-3 with a two-run home run over the right fence.
Edman went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Noobah played with one hit (one home run) in two at-bats, two RBIs, one run, and three walks. It was a meaningful day when the Korea-Japan duo led the team to victory 파워볼사이트
After the match, the Japanese local media “Tokyo Sports” highlighted the performances of Edman and Noobah. “Nutba returned from the injured list (IL) due to finger contusions and was active as a third baseman, and Edman led the team to victory with a walk-off hit,” he wrote.
Japanese baseball fans also showed interest in Hanil Duo’s strong performance. “Nutba’s performance in his return to the starting lineup was great, and Edman, a former WBC Korean representative, also helped the team win.” He sent messages of support, leaving opinions such as “I look forward to the two players’ performance together,” and “I’m somewhat happy with the news of Numba’s tie home run and Edman’s walk-off hit.”
Meanwhile, with the victory, St. Louis finished the four-game series with two wins and two losses against Pittsburgh, escaping the crisis of the Losing Series. His season record is 7 wins and 9 losses, ranking fourth in the National League Central Division