Sunday, August 21, 2016

Card Of The Week August 21

I went to the Cardinals - Phillies game last Friday night up in Philadelphia.  I was hoping to get a chance to see former Samsung Lion and Hanshin Tiger reliever Seung-Hwan Oh pitch for the Cardinals - especially since Oh has been the Cardinals closer lately and seeing him would imply the Cardinals were winning the game (and the Cardinals are my favorite MLB team after the Red Sox).

It didn't look good for seeing him, however, as the Phillies were leading 3-1 going into the ninth inning.  But then Jedd Gyorko hit a two run home run to tie the game up.  Oh came in the bottom of the ninth.  He gave up a single and an intentional walk that inning but kept the Phillies from scoring.  He pitched the bottom of the tenth as well with the game still tied and retired the side in order, striking out two in the process.  The Cardinals took the lead in the top of the 11th and Oh was replaced on the mound by Alex Reyes, who got the save.  Oh ended up as the winning pitcher.

Here's Oh's card from the 2015 BBM Tigers set (#T11):


yeuxdebleu said...

I'm glad to see him doing so well alonmg with Kim Hyun-soo. It's a pity that Park (minors) and Kang (.230) have been on a slide and both now on the DL (including Ryu). Lee seems to be having fun in Seattle. Hope Oh keeps it going. Choi needs to pick it up.

NPB Card Guy said...

I saw both Kim and Choi at an Orioles game last month. I think Lee just got sent to AAA.