The legend of reverse export’ Merrill Kelly (35, Arizona Diamondbacks) won the honor of being selected as a starter in the first game of the National League Division Series (NLDS).
Arizona, which broke through the wild card series, will enter the best-of-five NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on the 8th (Korean time).
Arizona announced the starting pitchers for Game 1 ahead of the NLDS. Arizona, which used ace Jack Gallen in the Wild Card Series, selected Kelly as the starting pitcher for Game 1.
Accordingly, Kelly not only made his first postseason appearance five years after his major league debut, but also had the honor of being the starting pitcher for the most important first game in a short game.
The LA Dodgers’ starting pitcher, who will face off against each other, is Clayton Kershaw, a veteran of veterans. The LA Dodgers chose Kershaw over Bobby Miller.
Kelly pitched 177 2/3 innings in 30 games this season, posting a record of 12 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.29. 187 strikeouts.먹튀검증
Following last year, he recorded an ERA in the 3-point range for two consecutive years. Kelly is currently Arizona’s second most reliable starting pitcher after Gallen.
He did not have fun against the LA Dodgers, who would face him in a close match. He faced off four times this season, only recording two losses and an ERA of 3.98 without a win.
After entering the major league through Korean professional baseball, Kelly took charge of the most important first game in his first postseason in five years.
Attention is being paid to what kind of performance Kelly will show as the starting pitcher for the first game in Arizona, which is behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in terms of overall power.