How did Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton see Bae Ji-hwan’s defensive mistakes?
On the 4th메이저사이트 (Korean time), Shelton looked back on the day’s game in an interview after losing 1-8 to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
On this day, Pittsburgh allowed 4 unanswered runs as Rodolfo Castro in the 3rd inning and Bae Ji-hwan in the 5th made a defensive error.
Shelton said, “You shouldn’t give a situation where you have to get an extra out against a team that good. We gave up on that situation and made the pitcher throw more. should do better than this We’ve been doing great for a month, but today we didn’t. It will rebound tomorrow,” he urged the players to do their best.
Bae Ji-hwan made a mistake in the bottom of the 5th inning defense, blocking the opponent’s hit, and then running out of the forward defense situation and catching the batted ball, failing to properly handle the ball, and then sending the batter runner to third base with a bad throw.
“I made a mistake after I made a really good play,” Shelton said. It was a tough defense. It was not easy to bounce the ball on the turf (artificial turf), and I caught it at chest level,” he evaluated the scene at the time.
“I think there is something to be learned from that scene. I like that he did not lose his aggressive appearance even after that mistake.”
Regarding the many mistakes made throughout this series, “I am not playing a good game. Artificial turf is also unfamiliar and there are many factors, but there is a big thing we are not good at. The opponent is a really good team, and we are not missing out on making these mistakes.” “Mistakes are made, but we are making too many,” he added.
Regarding starter Mitch Keller, who recorded 5 runs in 5 innings (1 earned run), “The pitch was really good. There should have been better results,” he expressed regret.
Keller, who did not receive help from the defense, said, “We have to forget everything and move on. I will prepare for the next appearance starting tomorrow,” she swallowed her regret. “In terms of pitch, it was the best this season. Overall, the feeling was very good. Efforts were made to remedy the situation. Unfortunately, this is baseball. It happens. Mistakes are bound to be made. Now, how quickly you forget and prepare for the next one is important.”
Meanwhile, manager Shelton, who was ejected during an attack in the top of the 5th inning, said about the exit situation, saying, “I didn’t like the way the pitch clock was operated.”
He said, “I had a problem yesterday, so I talked to the secretariat this morning. I like that it has been consistent so far, but I think it was inconsistent yesterday and today. In that situation, the clock stopped after 30 seconds. I asked the referee why the clock stopped, but the referee didn’t seem to agree with my question. Perhaps tomorrow we will discuss this issue again,” expressing regret about the pitch clock operation.