Rockies’ Oh Seung-hwan throws scoreless relief outing in postseason debut

October 3, 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) — Colorado Rockies’ South Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan threw a scoreless outing in his major league postseason debut, helping his club reach the next stage in dramatic fashion.

Oh threw 1 2/3 shutout innings as the Rockies edged out the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in 13 innings in the National League (NL) Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago — a contest that began Tuesday (local time) and stretched past midnight.

Oh relieved Wade Davis to begin the bottom of the 10th inning, with the score tied at 1-1. Oh faced the top of the Cubs’ order and sat down Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant and Terrance Gore — who pinch-ran for slugger Anthony Rizzo in the eighth inning — in order.

In this Getty Images photo, Oh Seung-hwan of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the 10th inning of the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

In this Getty Images photo, Oh Seung-hwan of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the 10th inning of the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

Zobrist grounded out to shortstop. Bryant hit a hard grounder to the hole in left, and third baseman Nolan Arenado, winner of the past five Gold Gloves, made a fine diving grab and threw to first base for the second out.

Gore went down swinging on a 2-2 cutter.

After the Rockies wasted a two-out, bases-loaded opportunity in the top of the 11th, Oh returned to the mound to begin the bottom 11th.

The right-hander walked leadoff man Javier Baez, who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Albert Almora Jr.

Oh intentionally walked Daniel Murphy to set up a potential, inning-ending double play.

After a protracted battle, Willson Contreras — who appeared to have injured his leg during the at-bat — chopped one to Arenado in what could have been a double play ball but instead turned into a bizarre sequence.

Arenado applied the tag on Baez coming at him from second base, but the Cubs runner bear-hugged the Rockies’ third baseman, who made no attempt to throw to first with the slow-footed Contreras running and simply tapped Baez on the back.

Contreras was the final batter Oh faced, as he was lifted for Chris Rusin with men on first and second.

Those runners were both Oh’s responsibility, but Rusin cleaned up the mess by retiring Victor Caratini on a grounder to first base.

Oh is the first South Korean player to appear in postseasons in South Korea, Japan and the United States.

The 36-year-old spent the past two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, and began this year with the Toronto Blue Jays before joining the Rockies in a July trade. He was 6-3 with a 2.63 ERA in the regular season.

The Rockies broke the deadlock in the top of the 13th with three consecutive two-out singles, with Tony Wolters delivering the knockout punch.

Scott Oberg, Colorado’s sixth pitcher, struck out the side in the bottom 13th to close out the Cubs. The Rockies will face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Division Series starting Thursday.

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