Oh Seung Hwan Achieves 30th MLB Save
Angela Jung, May 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
St. Louis Cardinals closing pitcher Oh Seung-hwan picked up the 30th save of his Major League Baseball career on Saturday. Oh stepped onto the mound with the Cardinals leading 3-0 against the Colorado Rockies. He retired two hitters and gave up one hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to close the game at Denver's Coors Field.
It was Oh's 11th save of the season and he now has 22 strikeouts, his ERA falling from 3.13 to 3.00.
Initially using him as a setup man, the Cardinals moved Oh into the closing role halfway through last season, which he finished with 19 saves. He resumed as a closer this season, and has so far posted 11 saves from 21 games.
Oh is only the second Korean after Kim Byung-hyun to reach 30 MLB saves. Kim had 86 big league saves over nine seasons in the MLB from 1999 to 2007.