Kelly a former perfect KBO player won 10 games in eight innings without losing a point, ERA 3.04 until the 5th inning


Right-hander Merrill Kelly (34, Arizona Diamondbacks), a former KBO League SK Wyverns (currently SSG Landers), has won 10 games in three years.

Kelly started the 2022 Major League home game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 26th (Korea Standard Time), and led Arizona to a 7-0 victory with three hits, seven strikeouts, and no runs in eight innings. He pitched eight innings with the most ties in his career.

Kelly, who won his 10th win (5 losses) this season, also lowered his ERA from 3.27 to 3.04. He has returned to double-digit wins for the first time in three years since 2019 (13 wins), his first year in the Major League.

It was a life style for Kelly. He overwhelmed the San Francisco lineup with a perfect score including six strikeouts until the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, the perfect was broken when Luis Gonzalez hit a right double, but he overcame the crisis without losing a point. He also got one hit in the seventh and eighth innings, but he made three batters.

Although he raised expectations for his first complete pitch and shutout, Kelly handed over the mound to Keenan Middleton from the start of the ninth inning. Up to the eighth inning, 99 pitches were thrown, including 61 strikes, 38 balls, up to 94.6 miles (152.2 kilometers), an average of 92.3 miles (150.0 kilometers), four-seam fastballs (24), cutters (23), and sinkers (19).

San Francisco’s No. 5 designated hitter Darin Ruf, a former Samsung Lions player in the KBO League, was also stuck with Kelly with no hits and two strikeouts in three at-bats. He struck out three pitches from his first at-bat in the second inning. I was beaten standing in a low sinker outside. In the fifth inning, he was tricked by a low changeup and struck out with a swing. In the eighth inning, a fly ball was thrown out to the left fielder 토토사이트

Kelly, who played for SK for four years between 2015 and 2018, signed a contract with Arizona for up to $14.5 million in 2+2 years in recognition of his performance in Korea. He has played steadily for three years since his major league debut in 2019, and signed a two-year, $18 million extension contract ahead of the opening of this season. After signing the contract, he spent a career high season and established himself as Arizona’s ace.

Arizona, which won 7-0 thanks to Kelly’s good pitching, marked 43-53. San Francisco, which has lost five games in a row, is on the verge of a .50 percent winning percentage with 48 wins and 48 losses

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