Arizona Diamondbacks coach Tori Lovello looked back on the last World Series.

Lovello held a season-ending press conference at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time).

“When I woke up in the morning, I couldn’t believe there was no more games left. It feels strange that I don’t have to change my uniform when I came to the stadium in plain clothes. Time really flew by,” he said, expressing his feelings about the end of the season.

Arizona, led by him, finished the regular season with 84 wins, barely advancing to the postseason in third place as a wild card, and creating a reversal drama that advanced to the World Series.
In the World Series, he lost 1-4 against the Texas Rangers, unable to overcome the inferiority of his power.

After Game 5 of the World Series, he apologized to fans at a press conference, saying, “I didn’t do my job properly,” and said, “I have received a tremendous encouraging text since then. “I feel a little better, but I still have that thought,” he said, expressing appreciation and regret for the attention from people around him.

“I’m just proud of all of our clubs. We played the season until the very last. I’m so proud. We tasted the fall baseball. The taste was very good. You have to remember the taste and feeling and be motivated,” he said.

When asked if there was any scene that he regretted the most during the World Series, he mentioned a 0-3 deficit in the top of the second inning of Game 4.

At that time, Lovello dropped right-hander Miguel Castro, who hit a triple by Marcus Simien, with two outs and third base, and left-hander Kyle Nelson to play Corey Seager. But Nelson allowed Seager a two-run homer. The score widened to 0-5 and completely gave up the atmosphere.
Lovello expressed regret, saying, “I had to walk Seager there and choose Mitch Garver.” “It is important to stop the opponent’s momentum in the postseason,” he said, regretting that he failed to prevent the momentum from going over.

At the same time, he stressed that the postseason experience will be helpful to the team, saying, “The postseason experience cannot be imitated separately.”

He also expressed his feelings about facing Bruce Bochy. “When I was a coach, I studied watching Bochy do it. Dealing with him since becoming a manager was incredible at first. “He is a coach who will enter the Hall of Fame, and I got a lot of inspiration from him,” he said, expressing his feelings about confronting the admiring master.


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