St. Louis Cardinals infielder Tommy Edman, who is about to join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team in Korea, played his first demonstration game.
On the 26th (Korean time), Edmon played shortstop in the home game against the Washington Nationals held at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, USA, and recorded no hits and 1 strikeout in 2 at-bats.
From the team’s first demonstration game, he started and played at bat. He still looked a bit unwell. He struck out on a swing in his first at-bat against Mackenzie Gore in the first inning and retired with a fly ball to center field against Willie Peralta in the third inning.
After two at-bats, he was replaced before the defense in the top of the 4th inning. On this day, St. Louis replaced all starting players after taking two at-bats.
Edman, who is preparing for the season at his team St. Louis, will head to Japan, where the tournament will be held after joining the national team in early March.
Edmund, who was raised by a Korean mother, was able to represent Korea in this tournament thanks to the competition rules that recognize the nationality of his grandparents as well. He is scheduled to become the first Korean national team player in Korean baseball history. 메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, starter Adam Wainwright, who will join the WBC as the U.S. representative, also started a real-life inspection. He gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 2 innings. 40 pitches.
In the first inning, two missed balls led to a hit, giving up one point, and in the second inning, a walk and a hit were allowed, but a large number of runs were prevented.
As if he wasn’t in perfect physical shape yet, his speed was slow. He stayed at a sinker best velocity of 85.6 mph and an average of 84.7 mph.
Brendan Donovan hit a two-run home run in the third inning and reported the team’s first home run in the exhibition game.