‘The myth of reverse export’ Kelly saved ARI, ‘5 innings, 1 run allowed’
Merrill Kelly, who bowed his head after hitting three home runs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), showed a different side this time and saved the team that was at a dead end.
The Arizona Diamondbacks played Game 6 of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
Kelly, who started as Arizona’s starting pitcher on this day, threw 90 balls (57 strikes) in 5 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. 8 strikeouts.
Accordingly, Kelly overcame the slump of allowing 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings in Game 2 of the NLCS on the 18th. Kelly held a 4-1 lead until he left the mound.
Kelly faced a crisis with two walks in the first inning with one out and runners on first and second base, but he escaped the crisis by striking out Alec Bom and Bryson Stutt and getting a base hit.
Afterwards, Kelly gave up an RBI single to Brandon Marsh in the second inning with one out and two on second base with a 3-0 lead, but he blocked the follow-up batter by making a hit to prevent additional runs.
Kelly, who was not good compared to the small number of runs allowed in the early part of the game, properly cooked the Philadelphia batting lineup from the 3rd to the 5th inning. He pitched three innings, allowing only one walk and striking out nine batters.
Although he did not go on the mound in the 6th inning due to the large number of pitches in the early part of the game, it was definitely different from the 2nd game of the last NLCS스포츠토토, which collapsed with 3 home runs.
It was a surprisingly good pitch, especially considering that Philadelphia starting pitcher Aaron Nola collapsed that day, giving up 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings. Kelly’s postseason ERA fell to 2.65.