On the day Lars Nuthba (26) burst the champagne of victory in the WBC final, Tommy Edman (28) suffered no hits and only struck out two, and his batting average in the demonstration game dropped to the early 10% range.
Edmon of the Major League St. Louis Cardinals started as the first shortstop in the 2023 MLB exhibition game against the Washington Nationals held at Jupiter Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Florida, USA on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time) and struck out 2 hits in 3 at bats. was silent with
Edmund took the lead in the first inning when it was 0-0, and met Washington starter Josiah Gray and retired with a fly ball to left field. He received and hit the slider on the 4th pitch with a 1B-2S unfavorable count, but the ball went straight to the left fielder.
He struck out with one out and no runners in the third inning when they were trailing 0–1. In 2B-2S, he missed Gray’s 94.6 mph four-seam fastball on the fifth pitch. Afterwards, he had a chance to score with 2nd base and 2nd base in the 5th inning, when he was trailing 0-2, but he struck out on a swing and ended the inning forcibly.
Edmund, who had no hits and only struck out two, finished the game off by replacing Jeremy Rivas with the start of the sixth inning, which was 0-2 behind. His batting average in the demonstration game dropped from 10.82 to 10.43 (2 hits in 14 at-bats).
Edmund raised expectations as the first American player on the Korean baseball team at the 2023 WBC, which ended on the 22nd, but suffered a slump with a batting average of 1.8 2.2 and 2 RBIs in 3 games in the first round. He failed to set the table in the most important matches against Australia and Japan, and missed the match against China with a minor injury following relegation against the Czech Republic 9 times. Unlike the 2021 National League Gold Glove winner, he showed anxiety in defense, and both offense and defense did not help Lee Kang-cheol.
Edman’s sluggishness continues in his major league exhibition games as well. He joined the Florida St. Louis spring camp straight from Tokyo, Japan, and recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats against Detroit on the 19th, but went 0-hit in 3 at-bats against Miami on the 21st. fell. If his period is limited to after his return to the national team, his batting average is 10.1 1.
On the other hand, Edman’s teammate Nutba,안전놀이터 a Japanese-American, joined the Japanese national team and defeated the United States on the 22nd to lift the championship trophy. Unlike Edmon, Nutba played his part with a batting average of 2.69, 4 RBIs, 7 runs, 2 stolen bases, and an on-base percentage of .424 in 7 WBC games, and received a lot of love from Japanese baseball fans. Even on the day the WBC finals were held, the joys and sorrows of the two Cardinals players were clearly mixed.