Kelly Received Ejection, But Luczynski Completely Wins Starting Match
Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks) won a complete match against Drew Luczynski (Oakland Athletics) in the ‘Starting Match from the KBO League’.
Kelly started on the 16th (Korean time) in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visiting game against Oakland held at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, and pitched 7 innings with 4 hits, 9 strikeouts and 2 runs (1 earned). Blocked.
On the other hand, Oakland starter Luchinski gave up 5 hits, including 2 home runs, and contributed 5 walks in 3⅔ innings, allowing 5 runs.
Kelly won his 4th win (3 losses) of the season and lowered his ERA from 3.18 to 2.92.
Luczynski suffered his fourth loss in his fourth appearance of the season, and his ERA deteriorated from 8.16 to 9.00.
It was the first time that Kelly and Luczynski faced each other.
After playing only in the minor leagues in the US, in 2015 he signed a contract with the Korean professional baseball SK Wyverns (predecessor of SSG Landers) and played an active role with an average ERA of 3.86 for 4 seasons until 2018. Entry was successful.
Kelly, who played as a built-in starter from the first year of her return to the United States, wrote a “reverse export success story”, such as boarding the US national team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Kelly completed her big league personal career 40 wins (38 losses) on this day.
From 2019, when Kelly returned to the United States, to 2022, Luchinski played as the NC Dinos Ace for four seasons, posting a record of 53 wins and 36 losses with an ERA of 3.06.
Luchinski, who won four personal career wins in the major leagues before signing with NC, succeeded in returning to the major leagues in 2023 and also got a chance to start.
However, Luczynski has yet to report his first win of the season.
On this day, the joys and sorrows of Kelly and Luchinski were clearly mixed.
At the beginning of the second inning when the score was 0-0, Luczynski was hit with a slider by Herardo Ferdomo in the second out and third base.
In the third inning, lead batter Corbin Carroll walked, causing a crisis, and allowed Lowdes Gurriel Jr. to run four in left center.
Luczynski gave up a sacrifice fly between shortstop and center fielder to Carroll in the 4th inning with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, allowed an extra run, and allowed Gurriel Jr. to walk, before being knocked out.
Kelly scored the first run in the 3rd inning after a right-handed hit by Esteuri Lewis at 2nd and 2nd base, which was hit by a fielder’s mistake, but later blocked it until the 7th inning without any additional runs.
In the 8th inning, leadoff hitter Jace Peterson allowed a solo home run, followed by a walk and a hit, and after being driven to first and second base, Kelly passed the mound to Miguel Castro and walked to the dugout.
At this time, Kelly was ordered to leave after expressing dissatisfaction with the referee’s decision.
Prior to this, in the 8th inning, Jordan Dias’ at-bat, ball count 1 ball-2 strike, Dias stopped while holding out his bat to Kelly’s 4th pitch slider.
The referees ruled it a ‘ball’, and Arizona coach Tori Loblo, who insisted on a ‘swing’, was ordered to leave.
Dias eventually walked out.
Kelly, who was left with sediment, was ejected for expressing dissatisfaction while going down the mound.
But as Arizona won 5-2, Kelly took his fourth win of the season 메이저사이트.