Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning, who suffered the loss, could not hide his disappointment.
In an interview after Game 4 of the Championship Series against the Houston Astros held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 20th (Korean time), Dunning said of his appearance on the mound that day (2 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, 3 runs). I looked back.
He took the mound in relief of starter Andrew Heaney in the first inning and set the stage for a tie by preventing additional runs until the third inning, but he was dismissed after allowing the bases loaded in the fourth inning, and Cody Bradford, who came on the mound later, sent in all remaining runners and scored a run. did. As the team lost, he became the losing pitcher.
“It could have been a completely different game,” he said, expressing his disappointment about the situation in the fourth inning when the game went down with the bases loaded.
“The opposing batting line has tremendous power. Against such a team, he sent out a runner in scoring position and put his teammates in a difficult situation. One small miss led to a good swing and completely changed the flow of the game. “I had to throw aggressively and create an advantageous situation,” he continued.
He made a 0-2 count against Martin Maldonado, the first batter in the 4th inning, but later allowed balls in succession. “I thought I threw a good ball against Maldonado. He said about the match with Maldonado, saying, “He threw a backdoor sinker and then a good slider that led to a swing and miss.”
“After that, I threw a completely uncompetitive ball. In that situation, he should have put the ball in the strike zone a little more. It’s just despairing. He looked back on the game, saying, “I threw a change-up incorrectly to induce a double play, and I threw a completely uncompetitive sinker in a 3-1 count.”
Manager Bruce Bochy said, “I tried to keep pushing Heaney as much as possible in the first inning, but after giving up a walk to McCormick, I decided to replace him. We tried to prevent them from conceding 3 goals and Dunning did the job. Dunning struggled. After pitching 2 2/3 innings, the number of pitches exceeded 60. But I think he did pretty well. A few walks at the end were disappointing. “Those walks hurt us,” he said of Dunning’s pitching.
If former starter Heaney had not struggled in the first inning, Dunning could have pitched in a more comfortable situation and achieved better results.
About Heaney, Bochy said, “I hoped he would go long enough to throw it. It could have been two confrontations with the opposing batting line. He looked at about 60 or 70 spheres. “It didn’t go as planned,” he said.
He continued, “We hoped the game would continue, and Dunning did it. I was hoping he would pitch three or four innings. He worked hard and went through difficult situations. “This is why he replaced it again,” he continued.먹튀검증
Heaney, who allowed a run early in the day, said, “The ball was driven to the center. He admitted his mistake, saying, “I didn’t throw the ball properly.”
Texas, which had won two games in an enemy field, later dropped a game at home and was tied at 2 wins and 2 losses. “Tomorrow is a new day, a new game,” Dunning said. “One of our team’s best starters is taking the mound,” he said, adding that he hopes something different will unfold tomorrow.