The LG Twins are worried about which one-two punch will be active in the postseason. This is because foreign pitchers have variables. Casey Kelly has had ups and downs this season. Adam Plutko, the real ace, is currently in the rehabilitation group due to a left pelvic contusion. Like last year, there is a question mark over postseason performance. Meanwhile, Kelly is easing the coaching staff’s concerns a little with his improved pitching.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said before the Suwon KT Wiz match on the 7th, “Kelly pitched well in the game yesterday (the 6th). “In the previous match against KT, the result was not good because the team attacked the curve, but they reduced the curve and used the batter’s body well after two strikes.”
Kelly allowed only 4 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings against the KT batting line on the 6th. He didn’t concede any goals. The number of strikeouts was 8, the most in a single game this season. He pitched 91 pitches, which was adequate. Coach Yeom said, “It was a game that confirmed that Kelly was returning to the good times. “If it’s the way it is now, I don’t think there’s much to worry about,” he said with a smile.메이저놀이터
Kelly has consistently played in the starting rotation this season without injury, but performed worse than expected with 8 wins, 7 losses, and an earned run average (ERA) of 4.08. This is his poorest performance in the five seasons he played in the KBO League. The problem was that his hitting percentage was high. His hitting percentage this season is 0.271. The reason his ERA was high even after completing 15 quality starts (QS, pitching 3 earned runs or less over 6 innings as a starter) was because there were quite a few difficult games.
After completing the first half of the season, Kelly met with Coach Yeom to find ways to improve. Kelly expressed his intention to work more on his control, and Manager Yeom requested that his changeup be further refined. After that, Kelly showed little improvement. He announced that he was regaining his ace form in the game against KT on the 6th. Kelly’s second half performance improved from the first half (6 wins, 5 losses, 4.44, 0.274) to 2 wins, 2 losses, ERA 3.26, and hitting percentage of 0.264. He reported QS in all four recent games.