Meryl Kelly (35, Arizona Diamondbacks) returned to the major leagues after winning 48 wins in the KBO League. She has now become synonymous with major league comebacks from the KBO League. She leads the National League in most wins this season.
Kelly started the 2023 Major League home game against the Atlanta Braves held at Chase Field, Arizona, California, USA on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time), 7 innings, 5 hits (2 home runs), 8 strikeouts, 3 walks, 2 runs, 7 wins (3 lost) was obtained.메이저사이트
Joint leader in most wins in the National League. Teammate and Arizona ace Jack Gallen, Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers), who became the winning pitcher against the New York Yankees that day, and Bae Ji-hwan and Choi Ji-man’s colleague Mitch Keller (Pittsburgh Pirates) formed the leading group.
Kelly returned to the major leagues after leading the SK Wyverns’ final Korean Series in 2018. Based on his 48-win experience, he signed a 2+2 year, $15 million contract with Arizona. Before this contract expired, he signed a two-year, $18 million extension. He will sign a contract worth 33 million dollars (approximately 43.2 billion won) until the 2024 season.
I’ll have to look at next year’s performance, but at this point, it’s Arizona’s Hyeja contract. In 33 games in the 2022 season, he recorded an average ERA of 3.37 with 13 wins and 8 losses, and won 7 wins in the first two months this season. If this pace continues, it can easily exceed 15 wins.
He threw a 94-mile two-seam to leadoff hitter Ronald Acuna Jr. in the first inning and got an infield hit to shortstop. However, he passed the crisis when he failed to steal second base. After two shots in the second inning, he laid the cutter low on Eddie Rosario, but was hit by a solo shot by Woo Joong-Wol. In the 3rd inning, he gave up a good hit to leading hitter Michael Harris Jr., but he also benefited from center fielder Corbin Carroll’s recovery. 2nd out 1st baseman Austin Riley hit a left double, but third baseman Emmanuel Rivera killed Kurt and Matt Olsen near third base on a throw from left fielder to shortstop.
Afterwards, he turned the 4th and 5th innings into a three-way offense, and also gave up only one walk in the 6th inning. After one shot in the 7th inning, he used a curve to Rosario and allowed a solo shot in the middle of the left, but did not concede any additional points. He threw well with a mix of four-seam, two-seam, change-up, cutter, and slider in the early to mid-90s.
The National League West division is a composition that overturns expectations. The San Diego Padres fell into the bottom ranks due to the sluggish performance of high-priced hitters. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Dodgers are weaker than in previous years, but lead the way. And Arizona fights evenly with the Dodgers. At the center of it, Kelly’s stake is large.