LG ace Casey Kelly was responsible for 7 innings with no 4 pitches in 5 games. His second win a month after his first win, Kelly cited the power of routine as the driving force behind his victory.
Kelly started the match against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th and recorded 8 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. As LG won 11-1, Kelly won his second win (2 losses) of the season.
There were 8 hits,안전놀이터 but most of them were single hits, and there were more hits by the course than strong hits. His only concessions were made by a triple hit by Jeong Su-bin in the 4th inning and a timely hit to the left by Heo Gyeong-min. Catcher Park Dong-won, who made the battery, was satisfied, saying, “The pitch was good.
After the game, Kelly said, “It led to good results by not changing the routine and keeping it. I was able to throw comfortably thanks to scoring a lot.”
In the 7th inning, with an 11-1 lead, he almost left the mound feeling uncomfortable. After one out, Yang Eui-ji, Yang Seok-hwan, and Yang Chan-yeol hit three consecutive hits and were driven to full base. Kelly overcame the crisis by inducing the shortstop double shot in the first pitch against Kang Seung-ho. A standing ovation erupted from the third-base crowd.
Kelly said, “The moment I overcame the self-inflicted crisis in episode 7 is memorable.” Park Dong-won, who signed first, looked back at this scene and said, “I signed for the first ball (fastball), and it was well accepted. I think it was a double hit because I threw it where I wanted it so well.”
This is the second 7-inning pitch since the match against Samsung on the 7th of last month. He failed to fill six innings in three of the preceding six games. Kelly said, “It’s good to throw more than 7 innings every time I go out, but I want to create opportunities for the team to win. I’m sorry I haven’t had such an opportunity in the meantime, but I will continue to throw aggressive pitches so that fielders can handle them quickly.”
Meanwhile, this victory was Kelly’s 11th victory over Doosan in his career (11 wins, 6 losses). “I always feel special when I play against Doosan,” said Kelly.