Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates are teams that break expectations and cause surprises at the beginning of the season.
Arizona marked 74-88 (0.457) last year. It stayed in 4th place with a whopping 37 games difference with the district’s leading LA Dodgers. Pittsburgh has a record of 100 losses (62 wins). 100 losses for 2 years in a row.
The Houston Astros are the only team in MLB to win 100 games in 3 consecutive years (2017-2019) after 100 losses in 3 consecutive years (2011-2013).
The Arizona-Pittsburgh weekend three-game series drew attention because the two teams, which were expected to be in the bottom ranks before the season, competed in a real battle as they leaped to the top of the globe. The fact that the match was decided with a rubber match on the 22nd (Korean time) after 1 win and 1 loss is obviously not a bright leap for the two teams. Of course, in the end, the key is how long the mound can withstand if it is to advance from the long race to the postseason.
Arizona dedicated the winning run in the top of the 6th inning with a 3-3 tie, with a series of throwing errors by third baseman Kibrian Hayes and bullpen pitcher Dowry Moreta. In the 7th inning, leading 4-3, Keitel Matei and Christian Walker added 3 points with timely doubles, effectively splitting the game. Walker hit the right time in the ninth inning as well, going 5 at-bats with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. The season ended with a record of 27 wins and 20 losses, narrowing the gap by 1.5 games to the Los Angeles Dodgers (29 wins and 19 losses), who suffered a losing series with 1 win and 3 losses to the St. Louis Cardinals.토토사이트
Pittsburgh managed to tie the game by attacking Arizona starter Merrill Kelly, who played in the KBO League, with 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 5 innings. But the bullpen was hitless. Bae Ji-hwan was absent.
Pittsburgh, which suffered a losing series against Arizona, kept second place in the NL Central Division with 24 wins and 22 losses. Pittsburgh is a losing series with five teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Baltimore Orioles, and Arizona Diamondbacks, after the winning series against the Washington Nationals in April.