‘ML isn’t easy’ KBO 53-win ace, couldn’t hold out even 4 times… ERA 7.71 poor

Drew Luchinski (35, Oakland Athletics) returned to the major leagues with the success of the NC Dinos as a stepping stone. However, his first victory is long and difficult. 

On the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), Luchinski started in the 3rd game of the 3rd home game against the Seattle Mariners in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, and gave up 5 runs with 3 strikeouts and 4 hits in 3⅔ innings. I suffered the 2nd loss (draw) of the season due to hunting. 

The start was neat. With the start of the game, he made a 7-ball tripartite in the 1st inning, and was hit by lead Eugenio Suarez in the 2nd inning, but he did not concede by handling Carl Raleigh with a shortstop floating ball and Teosca Hernandez with a double stroke. 

Luchinski was shaken from the third inning, leading 1-0. He dedicated a come-from-behind two-run four to Taylor Trammel while leading JP Crawford was walked. It was a favorable count of 1B-2S, but a 90-mile (144km) four-seam fastball on the fourth pitch was formed high outside and led to the second home run of the season. Afterwards, he struck out Colton Wong with a fly ball to left field, struck out Julio Rodriguez, and caught Ty Frances with a fly ball to center field to end the inning. 

The 4th inning with a 3-2 lead was also a nightmare. After the 2nd company, my concentration was disappointing. Raleigh’s walk, Hernandez’s double, and Crawford’s walk again led to a two-out run, and then met with Trammel and allowed a walk to push the tie. Afterwards, he was hit with a timely hit by Wong with two RBIs and lowered his head. 

Luczynski was driven to 2nd out again after Rodriguez’ follow-up walk, and was replaced by Austin Pruitt to finish the game early. 77 pitches. Pruitt dealt France with a fly ball in center field, and all three successors were erased, but it was after he had already given up 5 points. The average ERA also soared from 4.76 to 7.71.

Luczynski made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2014 and played for the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins until 2018. Luchinski, who had an average ERA of 5.33 with 4 wins and 4 losses in 41 major league games, entered the KBO League wearing an NC uniform in 2019.스포츠토토 

After tasting the league with 9 wins in his first year, Luchinski jumped to 19 wins (5 losses) the following year as an ace, leading the team to its first combined championship. Until last year, he reigned as the league’s leading ace, recording 53 wins, 36 losses and an ERA of 3.06 in 121 games.

Thanks to this, Luchinski returned to the major leagues with a two-year, up to $8 million (approximately 10.7 billion won) contract with Oakland ahead of the 2023 season. The start of the season was delayed due to a hamstring injury at the end of the demonstration game, and on April 29, he returned against the Cincinnati Reds, but lost 5 runs (3 earned) in 5⅔ innings. 

Meanwhile, Oakland gave up all three home games in a 3-5 loss to Seattle. Season 6 wins 25 losses. On the other hand, Seattle, which succeeded in winning four games in a row, became 14-16. Starter George Kirby won his 3rd win (2nd loss) of the season with 7 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 7 innings. 

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