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LG Kelly overcame his slump at the beginning of the season and said, "Compliment Baek Seung-hyun's 1.2 innings save."
As the wind got cooler and autumn approached, "Jamsil Jesus" came. LG's right-handed foreign pitcher Casey Kelly, nicknamed "Jamsil Jesus" for his unique long hair style, helped solidify his team's lead with six innings of good pitching.
The 2023 professional baseball game between LG Twins and SSG Landers was held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the afternoon of the 21st. LG starter Kelly is pitching hard. Yonhap News Agency
Kelly started in an away game against SSG in the 2023 KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 21st, allowing only four hits without four outs in six innings. Five strikeouts.
Kelly won the ninth win 7 losses of the season as LG won 2-1 in the eighth inning amid a dubious decision by the umpires. If he wins one more game, he will succeed in double-digit wins for five consecutive years.
Kelly, who had 14 wins, 12 losses and a 2.55 ERA after first wearing the LG uniform in 2019, reigned as the ace on the LG mound for four years until last year. He had 15 wins, 7 losses, 3.32 losses in 2020, 13 wins, 8 losses, 3.15 in 2021. Last year, he recorded 16 wins, 4 losses, and 2.54 losses, and was a filial mercenary with both strength and steadiness.
However, he suffered ups and downs this season. It was far from stable, with an ERA of 5.66 in April, 4.73 in June and 5.11 in July.
LG starter Kelly is fighting hard.
Kelly, who regained his old form with a 3.21 ERA in five games in August, is 1.96 in three games in September. In the match against SSG on the 16th, after slumping with four runs in 5.1 innings, he blocked the opponent he met again in five days with six scoreless innings, doubling the joy of victory. Kelly, who lowered his ERA to 4.02 this season, can also see his ERA in the three-point range if he continues to pitch well in his next appearance.
Kelly, who met in the dugout after the game, said, "I feel good that I can help you win. At this time of the season, the team has to do anything to win. You can go out and give two to three points, or play scoreless games, but rather than paying attention to that, it is most important to throw my ball and give the team a chance to win. I'm satisfied that I did it today," he said.
Given the reason for Kelly's recent rebound, the control on the body is good, and the sharpness of the slider is also revived. In response, Kelly said, "Nothing has changed. I believe in myself and have a mind to play baseball. I think I can do well again because the coaching staff and front office all believe in me. I'm grateful that I'm playing as a member of LG." He added, "In fall, I don't sweat much and I feel better because I can play baseball in cool weather."
Kelly never forgot to thank his teammates. Kelly mentioned Baek Seung-hyun, who played 1.2 innings and made a save. "Today, Baek Seung-hyun came up in the eighth inning and made a save by playing multiple innings. "The game itself was very tight, and I'm proud as a teammate because I did my part well."
This summer has been especially hot. Nevertheless, Kelly is sticking to her trademark long hair. Wouldn't it be tempting to cut it. Kelly laughed at this question and said, "It was actually very hot in the summer. Now the season has changed and the wind has become cool autumn. It has become the best season to maintain long hair. I'm trying to keep my style," he replied.
Friday, September 22, 2023