Can Merrill Kelly (35, Arizona Diamondbacks), known as the ‘reverse export legend’, continue his upward trend in the postseason?
Arizona will play the best-of-seven National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the Philadelphia Phillies starting on the 17th (Korean time).
Kelly will be Arizona’s starting pitcher in the second game on the 18th. Face to face with Aaron Nola. The first match on the 17th is a clash between Jack Gallen and Jack Wheeler.
Previously, Kelly started in Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 8th and won a complete game against Clayton Kershaw.
At that time, Kelly pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and no runs, becoming the most important winning pitcher in the first game in a short game. On the other hand, Kershaw collapsed after allowing 6 runs in 1/3 inning.안전놀이터
This is an overcoming of the weakness against the dreadful LA Dodgers. Kelly was weak enough to record 0 wins, 11 losses and an ERA of 5.49 against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the regular season.
However, Kelly never let down his guard even with a large lead given from the first inning, and ultimately succeeded in getting revenge with 6 1/3 scoreless innings.
Now, Kelly will take the starting mound for Arizona’s advance to the World Series. The last time Arizona advanced to the World Series was in 2007.
Kelly has thrown just once at Citizens Bank Park. She gets good grades. 7 2/3 innings, 3 hits, no runs allowed. He also appeared three times against Philadelphia and recorded an ERA of 2.75.
However, the regular season and postseason are different. Attention is being paid to whether Kelly, who overcame the LA Dodgers, his strongest team, will perform well in the NLCS as well, as is the legend of his return.