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Jim Edmonds Talks Mindset of Choate, Rest of Team After Game 3 Loss

Brendan Marks, Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:11:00 GMT

Former Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds played in his fair share of heartbreaking losses over the course of his 19-year career.

So he knows exactly what pitcher Randy Choate and the rest of the team felt after the left-hander’s wild throw clinched a 5-4 loss to the Giants.

“It’s a very unfortunate situation, to lose that way is tough,” Edmonds told The Ryan Kelley Morning After Wednesday. “We won some games like that too in the past 10 years, so sometimes it just turns around and grabs you.”

Looking back on his career, Edmonds tried to relay how a player would react to Choate after the game.

“There’s really nothing you can do. You look back, there’s a point in that game where everybody could’ve done something to win that game before the 9th or 10th inning,” Edmonds said. “You go pat him on the back and know he’s not trying to throw it away.”

The ex-Cardinal also adds the play looked easier than it was.

“It seems so simple on TV and yet, that play is a tough play. If Kolten’s there a little earlier, he can stop and turn around and maybe get off the bag a little easier. You can see everyone was getting there at the same time and he couldn’t change directions,” Edmonds said.

Edmonds also talked about whether pitcher John Lackey was pulled too early and if we will see Michael Wacha in the playoffs. Listen to the whole thing below:

Jim Edmonds on The Morning After