‘KBO reverse export legend’ Kelly wins KS – advances to ML – challenges to win WS… 2nd round selection ‘sortie’
Arizona Diamondbacks Merrill Kelly (35) will be the starting pitcher for Game 2 of the World Series.
Arizona announced the starting pitchers for the first and second games of the World Series against the Texas Rangers, which will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 28th and 29th (Korean time). Jack Gallen will appear as the starting pitcher in Game 1, and Kelly will appear as the starting pitcher in Game 2. Brandon Pott will start in the third game to be held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 31st.
Kelly is considered a representative example of a ‘KBO reverse export’ who succeeded in making his major league debut based on his performance in the KBO league. From 2015 to 2018, he played for SK (now SSG) in 119 games (729⅔ innings) with 48 wins, 32 losses, and an average ERA of 3.86, and even won the Korean Series in 2018. Using these performances as a stepping stone, Kelly signed with Arizona and achieved his dream of making his big league debut. He served as Arizona’s main starting pitcher for five years, achieving good results with 48 wins, 43 losses, and an ERA of 3.80 in 127 games 토스카지노(750⅔ innings).
Kelly, who had the experience of winning the Korean Series but had no major league postseason experience, made his first fall in the major league this season as Arizona recorded 84 wins and 78 losses and narrowly advanced to the postseason by placing third in the National League wild card. I started playing baseball.
Kelly led Arizona’s fall sensation by performing well in his first major league postseason. Kelly recorded 2 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.65 in 3 games (17 innings), and Arizona defeated Milwaukee in the Wild Card Series, the Dodgers in the Division Series, and Philadelphia in the League Championship Series, advancing to the World Series for the first time in 22 years since 2001. I succeeded in climbing up. This is the club’s second advance to the World Series.
There are only five players in history, including Kelly, who have played in both the Korean Series and the World Series. Carlos Baerga (1995 Cleveland World Series runner-up, 2001 Samsung Korean Series runner-up), Ryu Hyun-jin (2006 Hanwha Korean Series runner-up, 2018 Dodgers World Series runner-up), Yasiel Puig (2017-2018 Dodgers World Series runner-up, 2022) Kiwoom Korean Series runner-up in 2015) and Juan Lagares (2015 Mets World Series runner-up, 2022 SSG Korean Series winner) have been on both the Korean Series and World Series stages. There is still no player who has won both the Korean Series and the World Series.
Meanwhile, Texas announced Nathan Evoldi as the starting pitcher for Game 1. Starting in the second game, the starting pitcher was not announced.