Oh threw one shutout inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington on Wednesday (local time), as the Cardinals won the game 6-1.
Oh took the mound in the bottom of the ninth with his team up 6-1, a day after giving up a run on two doubles in one inning of work.
|St. Louis Cardinals' closer Oh Seung-hwan (AP-Yonhap)|
Daniel Murphy, who drove in that run with a double the previous day, popped out to center leading off the ninth inning this time.
Oh gave up a double to Ryan Zimmerman -- a hanging slider that the Nationals veteran drove to left-center -- but induced back-to-back flyouts to close out the game.
Oh lowered his unseemly ERA from 12.27 to 9.64 in 4 2/3 innings.
Oh has been touched for five extra-base hits, including two home runs, so far in 2017.
He has been in just one save situation -- on the Opening Day against the Chicago Cubs -- and blew that opportunity by giving up a three-run home run in the ninth inning. Oh recorded 19 saves with a 1.92 ERA last year after taking over as the closer in July. (Yonhap)