Houston Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker thought about the home run he narrowly missed.
Tucker looked back on the game in an interview after losing Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to the Texas Rangers 2-9 held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 23rd (Korean time).
It was a very disappointing game for Tucker. At the plate, he did not play much of a role with no hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout, and in the 4th inning, he extended his glove over the fence to catch Jonah Haim’s home run, but missed it by a narrow margin, making it a home run.
He said, “The batted balls kept flying. “I thought I could catch him, but even if he jumped, I couldn’t catch him,” he said of the situation at the time.
Starter Framber Valdez, who allowed a home run, said, “The ball was a little high. “It wasn’t a pitch that went where I wanted it to go,” he said of the home run he allowed to Haim.
Valdez, who recorded 5 hits, 2 home runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings that day, said, “Of course I was surprised. He wanted to get an out, but there was nothing else he could do. “I just continued to throw my pitches aggressively,” he added.
If the offense had gone a little better that day, this defense would have been quickly forgotten. However, on this day, Houston showed a frustrating offense with 1 hit in 8 at-bats and 9 bases left in scoring range, including not scoring a single run when the bases were loaded in the 8th inning.
“We kept missing opportunities throughout the game,” Tucker said. He expressed regret about this, saying, “He should have enjoyed more advantage.”
Regarding opposing starting pitcher Nathan Evoldi, who shut down the Houston batting lineup by allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings, he said, “He is a good pitcher. He has good pitch and control. “He pitched really well today,” he said, appeasing his disappointment by acknowledging the opposing pitcher’s good pitching.
He, who is continuing to slump this postseason with a batting average of 0.143, said, “I’m not hitting hard balls yet, but I’m getting walks,” and said he is looking for a way to contribute to the offense in some way.
The away team won all six games of this championship series. Houston also had experience in the 2019 World Series, where the visiting team won both games against the Washington Nationals, and lost the series with 3 wins and 4 losses.
He refused to connect his memories back then and now, saying, “It’s a different season and a different team then and now.” “I’ll just worry about tomorrow. He left the stadium with the words, “All batters should work together to achieve good results at bat.”굿모닝토토 주소
His colleague Michael Brantley said he did not know the specific reason for the difference in performance between home and away games, saying, “If we had known about it, we would have fixed it a long time ago.”
He said, “I am concentrating on each game. The past doesn’t matter anymore. “It’s time to change the scene,” he said, strengthening his resolve.