ERA 5.66 → 7 innings, 1 run rebound… LG long-haired ace’s sincerity “I’m sorry for the team”

The ace of the LG Twins is finally back. 

The LG Twins won 11-1 in the 4th game of the season against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th. As a result of this day, he ran 3 consecutive wins and recorded 18 wins and 11 losses in the season.

The protagonist of the victory was ace Casey Kelly. In 7 innings, he had 8 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 1 run, completely washing away his sluggishness. In the fifth year of LG, it was shaken with an average ERA of 5.66 with 1 win and 2 losses in 6 games, but on this day, it regained its original shape with sharp breaking balls such as sinkers, sliders, changeups, and curves, as well as a fastball with a maximum speed of 149 km. The strike (64)-ball (28) ratio was also like Kelly. 

After the game, 안전놀이터 Kelly said, “I didn’t change my routine and I just kept trying to do the same thing, and that led to good results. Park Dong-won gave a good sign according to the situation, and the main thing was to throw the ball well according to the sign,” he said. “A lot of great plays came out in the attack. He scored a lot in the beginning, so I was able to throw comfortably.”

He continued, “It is memorable that I overcame the self-inflicted crisis in episode 7. Above all, the good defense of the fielders was a big help, and the home runs of Park Dong-won and Austin were also a big help,” he attributed the victory to the fielders. 

In the meantime, Kelly has been struggling with sluggishness. As an ace, she always felt sorry for not being helpful to her team. “She goes out every game and she wants to give the team a chance to win, rather than pitch seven or more innings,” Kelly said. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to provide such an opportunity, but I want to throw aggressive pitches so that the fielders can handle them quickly.”

Kelly was quite strong last year with an average ERA of 2.00 against rival Doosan, 5 wins and 1 loss in 6 games. And on this day, the energy was the same. “Playing against Doosan is always a special feeling,” said Kelly. The more fans come, the more energy boils, and I’m happy to be able to give victory to the fans. I will try to live up to expectations in the future,” she said. 

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