The Philadelphia Phillies lost games 3 and 4 in a row in the National League Championship Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks after winning two games in a row in games 1 and 2. It is the origin. The first team to win 2 games in the remaining 5 to 7 games will advance to the World Series.
Philadelphia, which has suffered consecutive losses, is disappointed with the poor performance of closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel became the losing pitcher in consecutive games 3 and 4. He allowed 5 runs in 2 games.
Game 4 of the National League Championship Series held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 21st (Korean time).
Philadelphia manager Rob Thompson brought Kimbrel to the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning with a 5-3 lead. Leadoff hitter No. 7 Louerdes Gurriel Jr. hit a double. Evan Longoria was outed with a fly ball to left field, but pinch hitter Alec Thomas hit a tying two-run home run, allowing the score to be tied 5-5.
Kimbrel was anxious even after allowing the tie. He struck out Gerardo Perdomo, got 2 outs, gave up Ketel Marte on a single, and sent Corbin Carroll out on a walk. In the end, he was replaced at 1st and 2nd base with 2 outs.
Philadelphia, which was in crisis, had Jose Alvarado come up as a relief pitcher, and he got a timely hit from Gabriel Moreno, allowing a 5-6 comeback. Philadelphia lost without scoring in the 9th inning. Kimbrel became the losing pitcher with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, and 3 runs in ⅔ innings.
Kimbrel also took the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 3 on the 20th when the score was tied 1-1 and suffered a walk-off loss. . 굿모닝토토 주소
Kimbrel walked leadoff hitter Gurriel Jr. and even allowed a steal of second base. He allowed an infield hit to second base to Parvin Smith. With no outs on second and third base, Emmanuel Rivera’s ground ball to shortstop caused the runner on third base to be tagged out at home.
However, he walked Perdomo, had the bases loaded with one out, and got a walk-off hit from Marte, making him the losing pitcher.
Kimbrel has pitched in 6 games in the postseason, recording 3 saves, 2 losses, and an ERA of 7.20 (5 innings, 4 runs). He had shaky ball control in games 3 and 4, allowing 4 runs.
After the game, Coach Thompson said, “We have to talk. But should Kimbrel be deployed in a low-risk situation? I don’t know. “He needs to talk to the pitching coach,” he said, declining to comment on Kim Brull’s use after Game 5.
“I’ve been in the big leagues a long time,” Kimbrel said. We lost a lot of games and won a lot of games. “The only way to overcome failure and succeed is to believe that you can do it,” he said. “It’s entirely up to the director. “Every time he gives me the ball, I’m ready to receive it,” he said. He appeared to have not lost confidence.
Kimbrel made his major league debut in Atlanta in 2010, and as a closer in his second year, he made 46 saves, leading the National League in saves and winning Rookie of the Year honors. From 2011 to 2014, he won four consecutive saves titles.
He played as a closing pitcher for the San Diego Padres in 2015, the Boston Red Sox in 2016, the Chicago Cubs in 2019, the Cubs and Chicago White Sox in 2021, and the LA Dodgers in 2022.
He wore a Philadelphia uniform this year and recorded 71 games, 8 wins, 6 losses, 23 saves, and an ERA of 3.26. He has 417 saves in his Major League career, the most among active pitchers.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia had Kerkering, Alvarado, and Hoffman, in addition to Kimbrel, fight in games 3 and 4. MLB.com said, “Coach Thompson does not like using a relief pitcher three days in a row. He said, “Everyone is curious about how the bullpen will be managed in Game 5.”