Encouragement, not criticism. Baltimore Orioles players warmly embraced Dean Kremer (27).
Baltimore lost Game 3 of the American League Division Series (ALDS, best of 5) 1-7 against the Texas Rangers held at Globe Life Field in Texas, USA on the 11th (Korean time). Baltimore, which lost games 1 and 2 of the series played at home, was eliminated with three losses. They reached the postseason (PS) stage for the first time in seven years by taking first place in the American League East Division with 101 wins and 61 losses, but the results were shabby.
Game 3 of the ALDS was met with mixed emotions early on. Baltimore was down 0-6 until the second inning. It was painful to see starter Kremer get kicked out early, allowing 7 hits and 6 runs in 1 2/3 innings. On the other hand, Texas’ starter Nathan Evaldi pitched well, allowing 5 hits and 1 run in 7 innings. According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), Baltimore players ‘encouraged’ Kremer after the game. Fellow pitcher Kyle Gibson said, “I don’t think anyone has ever gone through what Kremer had to go through today. I’m sure he’s got a lot on his mind right now. I’m really proud of him.” Infielder Ryan O’Hearn also voiced his support, saying he wanted to play for Kremer like he played for them.토토사이트
Kremer stepped on the ALDS mound with mixed feelings. Previously, ESPN, an American sports channel, highlighted that ‘Kremer is making his first playoff (postseason) start in Baltimore while thinking of his family in Israel, where war has been declared due to a deadly attack by the armed group Hamas.’ The Palestinian armed group Hamas carried out a surprise attack on Israel on the 7th (local time), resulting in hundreds of casualties. Kremer received news that he would pitch in Game 3 of the ALDS the day after the Israeli attack. An Israeli-American, he has most of his family living in Israel.
ESPN said, ‘Kremer was born and raised in Stockton, California, but he has an Israeli identity as the son of Israeli parents. He spends time in the Jewish state every year and is fluent in Hebrew.’
Baltimore is a team with a brighter future. There are quite a few promising pitchers, and Kremer, who won a career-high 13 wins this year, is one of them. MLB.com said, ‘Baltimore is built to be a powerhouse in the division for years to come. “Young talent is flowing through the farm,” he said, expressing hope that “Baltimore will come back and Kremer will come back too.” Kremer said, “We are one of the three teams (Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers) that achieved 100 wins in the regular season. We will be able to reach our goal of the World Series if we take steps step by step.”