KBO’s best reverse export pitcher… 5 consecutive wins, 1st place in NL most wins, ERA 2.83 “It’s like Greg Maddox” even praised by the enemy

Among foreign players from the KBO League, Meryl Kelly (35, Arizona Diamondbacks), who became the most successful player in the major leagues, won another victory. He is continuing his impressive pitching, comparable to Greg Maddux, the best control pitcher in major league history. 

Kelly started the 2023 major league home game against the Boston Red Sox at Phoenix Chase Field, Arizona, USA on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), and led Arizona’s 4-2 victory with a good pitch with 4 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 6⅓ innings. . His second 10-strikeout game of the season following the game against the Washington Nationals on the 6th. 

Kelly, who recently won 5 games in a row, starting with the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 29th of last month, took his 6th win (3rd loss) of the season and lowered his ERA from 2.93 to 2.83. He was named tied for first in the National League (NL) in wins and fifth in earned run average. 

Kelly, who started the first inning with a tripartite against Boston’s powerful batsmen, allowed a hit to Masataka Yoshida in the second inning, but hit the next three batters. In the 3rd inning, with 1 company and 2nd base, Alex Verdugo and Rafael Devers 1 and 2 were passed without conceding by inducing ground balls. 

In the 4th inning, he gave up a walk to Yoshida after one run, but Kelly, who struck out 2 and finished the inning, returned with 12 balls in the 5th inning. In the sixth inning, he struck out all three batters except for a hit by Justin Turner. Verdugo, Devers, and Yoshida all struck out looking with a ball that spanned the zone. 

In the 7th inning, Kelly, who struck out first batter Jaron Duran on a swing with a curveball, gave a hit and a walk, then went down the mound with one out and 1st and 2nd base. Relief Andrew Chapin hit Verdugo at the right time, and Kelly finished the game with one run. 

With a total of 108 pitches, he evenly used six types of pitches: four-seam fastball (32), changeup (23), sinker (22), cutter (19), curve (10), and slider (2). The highest speed was 94.9 miles (152.7 km) for the sinker, and the average speed of the four-seam fastball was 92.9 miles (149.5 km). 

According to MLB.com,메이저놀이터 Boston manager Alex Cora said after the game, “Kelly has pitchability. We went up to a full count against him and had good at-bats, but he pitched with a mixture of pitches.” We fought him, one of the best pitchers in the league, and we couldn’t win. He is respectful,” he raised to the fullest. 

Arizona, which won 6-3 thanks to Kelly’s good pitch, recently ended its three-game losing streak and escaped from a sweep loss against Boston. Achieved 30 wins (23 losses) in the season. Following Corbin Carroll’s preemptive two-run home run in the first inning (Season No. 8), Gerardo Ferdomo hit a solo home run (Season No. 5) in the second inning, helping Kelly from the beginning of the game..

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