I won, but it’s a pity to be satisfied. Casey Kelly, the “ace” pitcher who is like the heart of the LG Twins, was put to the test for the first time.
This season is Kelly’s fifth season playing for LG. For the past four years, he has been the best foreign pitcher in the KBO League. A complete pitcher who can consistently win close to 15 wins. His earned run average was always in the 2-3 range.
However, his start this season is a bit different. His record in 5 games was 1 win 2 losses and an average ERA of 5.76. Hits and runs slightly increased. Kelly, who started the season opener and became a losing pitcher with 8 hits (2 home runs) and 6 runs in 5⅓ innings against the KT Wiz, took his first win against the Samsung Lions in his second appearance, giving up 3 hits (1 home run) and 2 runs in 7 innings. seemed to be looking for
In the following two games, he scored 8 runs (4 earned) in 5⅓ innings against the Lotte Giants and 5 runs in 6 innings against the NC Dinos. There were 9 hits. In his most recent appearance, against SSG Landers in Jamsil on the 25th, Kelly, who started as a starter, scored 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings. Although his final record was a ‘quality start’, he had 8 hits and 3 walks.메이저놀이터
It’s not that Kelly collapses or makes a lot of runs in a row. Even in the process of taking hits and allowing runs, he somehow consistently does his duty as a starting pitcher by throwing at least six innings.
However, it is true that the start of this season is somewhat disappointing considering the expectations of an ‘ace’ pitcher, and the first starter of a team aiming for a championship. Compared to last year, Kelly’s batting average rose from 0.232 to 0.301, and his WHIP (on-base per inning) also rose from 1.08 to 1.48.
There are no major changes in terms of power analysis. The average speed limit is also a difference of about 1 km. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop of LG analyzed, “The reason is that there are more misfires than restraints.” Director Yeom said, “As the number of lost pitches increased, the rate of hits increased, and the situation where walks were given when it was necessary to give up and runs were repeated.”
“This week is very important to Kelly,” he said. Following the match against SSG on the 25th, Kelly is scheduled to start against the Doosan Bears on the 30th, Sunday. It is twice a week. It’s also a week to see if Kelly is definitely on the right track, as he’s starting after 4 days rest instead of 5 days.