Three of the five hits were concentrated in the first inning. He hit one long ball, but it happened to be after two outs. LG Casey Kelly failed to overcome one crisis and lost five games (6 wins) of the season.
Kelly, a “long-lived foreign pitcher in crisis,” 꽁머니사이트 has not been able to accumulate a multiplier for more than a month. He won four games in May alone, but only one since June. In the match against Hanwha in Jamsil on the 12th, he pitched well with two runs in seven innings, but it also did not lead to a victory.
Kelly started the game against the Hanwha Eagles at Jamsil Stadium on the 12th and pitched well with five hits, four walks, two strikeouts and two runs in seven innings. It is a quality start plus (more than seven innings and less than three earned runs) after three games since one run in eight innings against Lotte on the 23rd of last month. In the past two games, the ERA, which rose to 4.57 by giving up 15 hits and allowing 9 runs in 11.2 innings, became 4.44 with good pitching against Hanwha on the 12th.
However, as LG lost 1-2, Kelly lost. The first episode was disappointing. Kelly was hit in front of right field by “natural enemy” Kim In-hwan after one out. It was a completely eaten ball, but it exceeded the height of the second baseman. Kelly, who was looking at the ball, smiled despondently. But this smile didn’t last long. He also gave up a hit to the next batter, Noh Si-hwan, putting him on the verge of first and second base with one out.
He blocked Chae Eun-sung with a straight hit to second base, but it did not lead to a double play. In the end, Moon Hyun-bin allowed a two-run double in the first and second bases with two outs. He was hit by a long hit after five fouls, including a foul home run on the right that narrowly went outside. Both runners scored because of the long shot that was a long shot.
In the second inning, the well-hit ball went to the front of the outfielder and avoided losing a point. Instead, Kelly overwhelmed Hanwha’s batters from the third inning. From Lee Jin-young’s at-bat with two outs and a runner on first base in the second inning to Kim In-hwan’s at-bat, the leadoff hitter in the sixth inning, he succeeded in handling 11 consecutive at-bats. Thanks to this, he was able to take responsibility for up to seven innings even after throwing 31 pitches in the first inning alone. Kelly finished the seventh inning with three outs.
However, Hanwha starter Moon Dong-joo threw better. Moon Dong-joo surpassed Kelly with three hits and no runs until the seventh inning. After one out in the eighth inning, he went down the mound as he was on the verge of full base, and he scored one run in 7⅓ innings as one remaining runner scored.
Kelly has 6 wins, 5 losses and a 4.44 ERA in 18 games in the first half, including the game on the 12th. The ERA is the worst season ever, higher than 4.38 in 2020. LG expects Kelly to show his aspect as a man in the second half and the postseason again. I don’t think of a replacement at this point. The pitching should continue from the second inning to the seventh inning of the game on the 12th.