Ace’ mode restarted. Casey Kelly completely dispelled concerns with a perfect pitch.
LG Twins Kelly started against the Lotte Giants at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 24th and recorded 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. 1 loss in the last 3 matches without a win. Kelly had ups and downs in pitching, winning just two out of the 12 games he pitched in since June. During the previous four seasons as an ‘ace’ in LG, Kelly had consistently recorded an ERA of 2-3 points, but this year, his batting average and run rate increased with an ERA of 4 points.
Kelly, who became the losing pitcher with 10 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts, 1 walk and 4 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings against the Samsung Lions on the 17th, took a break for a week and pitched perfectly as his pitching was delayed due to rain.
Facing the Lotte batting line, Kelly quickly overcame the crisis with luck in the first inning. He allowed lead batter Ahn Kwon-su to double, but with the help of catcher Park Dong-won, he succeeded in putting Ahn Kwon-su out at second base. Even in the situation of second out and first base that followed, the center hitter Ahn Chi-hong was treated as a beating.안전놀이터
In the second inning that followed, Kelly, who perfectly struck out Donghee Yoon, Seungmin Koh, and Jeong Bogeun with two strikeouts, gave Kwonsu Ahn a walk after two outs in the third inning.
After that, the hot fighting continued. Even after allowing lead hitter Lee Jung-hoon a single hit in the top of the 4th inning, he turned 3 batters into a regular hit without a base hit, and in the 5th inning, the lower batting order leading to Jung Bo-geun, Noh Jin-hyeok and Gudrum were treated as a tripartite. The Lotte batting line was blocked by Kelly’s good pitch and did not even create a chance to do so. By the fifth inning, Kelly had only 75 pitches.
Kelly, who continued his good pitching in the 6th inning with a tripartite, came down the mound earlier than expected with 85 pitches. LG started the bullpen with a 3-point lead. LG Bench’s calculation was revealed to make Kelly come down at the best time without overdoing it.
Kelly’s scoreless pitch is the first time this season. He pitched one run, but never pitched a scoreless run. It is only 26 games since the Doosan Bears match on September 13 last year (6 scoreless innings).