Derek Shelton, manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, expressed his regret for missing Zuru.
In an interview after losing the home game 0-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 6th (Korean time), Shelton expressed regret about the game, saying, “I think we played too aggressively in the beginning.” .
On this day, Pittsburgh had three decisive outs in the first half. In the first inning, Bae Ji-hwan tried to steal third base and was out, and in the second inning, third base runner Rodolfo Castro came home in a wild throw and was out. In the fourth inning, first base runner Carlos Santana was forced to run to third base and was out.
Shelton said of these scenes, “I think I was too greedy in the beginning and tried to create something.”
Regarding Bae Ji-hwan’s attempt to steal, “It was safe, but he passed the base while sliding. He had Brian Reynolds at the plate and the starting pitcher just couldn’t find his rhythm,” he said.
Castro, who was out after digging home in the third inning, said, “I thought the catcher couldn’t catch me when I saw the ball go sideways. The catcher threw well,” he said about the scene at the time.
“We’re working hard, we’re playing aggressive on base,” he said. Sometimes we make mistakes, and sometimes things don’t work out the way we want,” he added.
In fact, there was a bigger defeat in Pittsburgh that day. It was more problematic that the entire team recorded only four hits.
Coach Shelton also said, “I couldn’t get into the atmosphere aggressively. Right now, our attack doesn’t look right,” he said. “The opposing pitcher also threw well, but the batters don’t sync with that. You can tell by looking at the odd swings. He needs to get his timing back,” he said, pointing out that the batting line needs to revive.스포츠토토
It was also regrettable that starter Rich Hill collapsed by allowing 4 runs. Regarding Hill, “I dealt with a difficult batting line focused on right-handed hitters. Except for one home run, the others kept the ball inside the fence. (In the home run scene) he should not have walked Espinal in front of Springer,” he commented on the pitch.
Hill blamed himself, saying, “I couldn’t throw.” “It didn’t go as planned. He couldn’t put the team in a position to win,” he said, regretting that he couldn’t properly play the role of starter.
The absence of Andrew McCutchen, who left due to an ankle injury right before the game, was also regrettable. McCutchen was in a situation where it was impossible to participate in the game itself that day.
McCutchen met with reporters after the game and said, “I was training before the game as usual. He trained in the outfield to catch the ball coming out of the machine, and I don’t know how, but he slipped and landed his foot strangely. He was not in enough condition to make me think he should go to the training room right away,” he explained the situation. “Honestly, I think I will have to see how it is tomorrow,” he said, saying he would check the condition the next day.