The Baltimore Orioles destroyed themselves with a walk.
Baltimore lost 8-11 in the second game of the American League (AL) Division Series (ALDS, 3 wins out of 5) against the Texas Rangers held at Camden Yards, Maryland, USA on the 9th (Korean time). Baltimore, which ranked first in the AL East with 101 wins and 61 losses in the regular season, crossed the threshold for fall baseball for the first time in seven years since 2016, but lost both the first and second games held at home and was on the verge of being eliminated from the series.토토사이트
A walk was the ‘culprit’ of the loss. Baltimore’s starter Grayson Rodriguez left the mound early, allowing 6 hits, 4 walks, and 5 runs in 1 2/3 innings. The bullpen, which started operating quickly from the second inning, also had serious problems with ball control. Third pitcher Brian Baker allowed three runs with no hits and three walks in one-third of an inning. Baltimore, which used 8 pitchers that day, excessively walked 11 times. There was a big difference with Texas, where 5 pitchers gave up only 2 walks. Aaron Hicks played well in the batting lineup with 2 hits and 5 RBIs in 5 at-bats, but showed too much weakness in the fight on the mound.
Texas, who gave up the first run in the first inning after Aaron Hicks hit a timely hit with two RBIs, scored a whopping nine runs in the second and third innings to immediately turn the game around. In particular, in the 3rd inning with bases loaded and 1 out, Mitch Garber put a wedge in the game with a grand slam over the left fence. Texas’ second shortstop, Corey Seager, opened up the attack by drawing five walks in one game for the first time in Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason history. Number 3 Garber provided the firepower with 2 hits in 6 at-bats (1 home run) and 5 RBIs.