10K perfect throw in 6 innings → NL tie for most wins… KBO Reverse Export Success Case, Summon Legends
- on May 29, 2023
It is still considered a ‘successful case of KBO reverse export’. Meryl Kelly, who is responsible for one axis of the Arizona Diamondbacks mound, continues to rise this season.
Kelly started on the 29th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against the Boston Red Sox held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He pitched well with 4 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 6⅓ innings, and Kelly led the team to a 4-2 victory. With the sixth win of the season, he tied for the lead in the most wins in the National League.
After striking out 10 for the second time this season following the game against the Washington Nationals on the 6th, Kelly’s season ERA dropped from 2.98 to 2.83.
With 3 points in the 1st inning and 1 point in the 2nd inning, Kelly, who clearly received support for scoring, completely blocked the Boston batting line. He ended the inning without giving up even after allowing on base in both the 2nd and 4th innings, and in the bottom of the 5th, Kike Hernandez-En-Manuel Valdes-Connor Wong turned into a three-way offense.
Kelly, who was on the mound in the 6th and 7th innings, gave up a hit and a walk after one out, then handed the mound to the bullpen. Alex Verdugo’s 1 RBI, a timely hit, one runner stepped home, but the inning ended without additional runs, and the bullpen kept the lead even after the 8th inning, giving Kelly the victory.스포츠토토
Boston coach Alex Cora, the “enemy”, also praised Kelly for his good pitching. According to MLB.com, the official major league website, Cora evaluated Kelly’s pitching, saying, “That’s pitching ability. Today, Kelly used the strike zone like Greg Maddux. It looks like it’s slightly out of the strike zone, but it went inside.” .
Maddox, who debuted in the big leagues in 1986, recorded 355 wins, 227 losses, and an average ERA of 3.16 in 744 major league games and 5008⅓ innings, and entered the Hall of Fame. He was so perfect that he was nicknamed ‘the magician of jeju’. As much as that, it means that Kelly now is showing pitching comparable to him.