They lost, but there’s definitely hope.
LG Twins foreign ace Casey Kelly is making a comeback.카지노
On March 23, Kelly started a home game against the Lotte Giants at Jamsil Stadium and threw eight innings of one-run (unearned), seven-hit ball, striking out four and walking none.
It was his ninth Quality Start and fifth Quality Start Plus in 15 starts this season.
He is tied for sixth in quality starts and tied for fourth in quality starts plus.
Other than a leadoff double to Kim Min-seok in the top of the third inning, Kelly cruised through the seventh without allowing a run. He battled hard with Lotte starter Park Se-woong, but in the bottom of the seventh, Austin Dean led off with an infield single, giving Kelly a chance to win the game. However, in the top of the eighth, after a leadoff single by Yoo Kang-nam and a sacrifice bunt by Kim Min-seok, pinch runner Hwang Sung-bin collided with Oh Ji-hwan as he tried to run to third base and was called for interference, putting runners on first and third, and he gave up an infield single to Go Seung-min to tie the game at 1-1.
Still, he pitched eight innings for the first time this season, allowing just one run. LG gave up a run in the top of the ninth inning, making the score 2-1. While it was a disappointing loss, LG should be happy that Kelly was back to his old self.
Kelly, who has always been a steady pitcher, has been erratic this season, most notably giving up six runs on four hits and three walks in 1⅔ innings against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on April 11, his worst outing of the season. It was said that LG would have to replace Kelly with another pitcher to win the championship.
However, Kelly bounced back with a quality start against Doosan in Jamsil on July 17, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, and then followed that up with eight innings of one-run ball (unearned).
LG has a big problem in the bullpen this week, with domestic starters Lee Sang-young and Lee Min-ho struggling.
For now, they’ll have to rely on Kelly, Plutko, and Lim Chan-kyu to consistently pitch at least six solid innings while preparing to bring in the bullpen early in the fourth and fifth innings. That’s why Kelly’s outing was so important, and he eased the club’s and fans’ worries with his best pitch of the season.
Entering his fifth year in the KBO, Kelly was the highest-paid foreign player this year, totaling $1.8 million. Kiwoom’s Eric Yokishi, the fourth-highest paid foreigner, was in his fifth year with the team, and there were many worries about Kelly as he was separated due to poor performance and injuries.
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