LG Casey Kelly, the ‘long-lived foreign player’ celebrating his 5th year in the KBO League, was again in danger of defeat. After giving up 5 runs in the first 3 innings, he kept the remaining 3 scoreless innings, but it had nothing to do with victory. The team is also in thirteen places.
Kelly started the game against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 19th and struggled with 9 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 5 runs in 6 innings. He gave up 5 hits and 1 hit ball in the 3rd inning alone, giving up 4 runs.
His earned run average rose to 6.47. Although he comes up with one struggling game at the beginning of the season every year, he has never stayed with a 6-point earned run average to be 4 games like this year.메이저놀이터
His first run came from a defensive mistake. He induced pitcher Seok-Min Park to ground balls from 1st out, 1st and 3rd base, but failed to follow through with a double play. Kelly’s throw to second base was inaccurate. Shortstop Kim Min-seong threw his body to catch the throw and managed to increase the outcount by one. However, third base runner Park Min-woo could not stop the score.
In the 3rd inning, where the score was 1-1, Park Min-woo, the lead hitter, was sent out with a ball that hit his body, putting him in danger. It was shaken enough to record five hits, including three hits in a row only in the third inning.
Against Min-woo Park, the ball came out right even after leading the ball count to 0-2. Then Son Ah-seop, Park Gun-woo, and Park Seok-min hit three consecutive hits and took away two points. The score was 1-3 here.
On Oh Young-soo’s sacrifice bunt, he had an income of catching second base runner Park Kun-woo from third base, but as he got consecutive hits again, the runs piled up. He allowed one RBI each to Cheon Jae-hwan after one shot and An Joong-yeol after two shots. The score was 1-5.
Kelly skipped the 4th through 6th innings without conceding. In the 4th inning, he overcame the crisis of 1 out 1 and 3 by judo. In the 5th and 6th innings, he succeeded in consecutive three-way offenses. In the 7th inning when the score was 2-5, second pitcher Lee Woo-chan took the mound.