The 2023 World Series is one day away. The Arizona Diamondbacks, aiming for their first championship in 22 years, even announced the starting pitcher for Game 2 early on.
Arizona will play the best-of-seven World Series against the Texas Rangers starting on the 28th (Korean time). The home stadium, Advantage, is located in Texas.
Prior to this, Arizona had already announced the starting pitcher for the first game on the 26th. Ace Jack Gallen will face off against Texas veteran Nathan Evoldi.
Arizona then announced the starting pitchers for Game 2 on the 27th. The main character is Merrill Kelly, the hero of Game 6 of the last National League Championship Series (NLCS).
Kelly appeared in Game 6 of the NLCS held at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia’s home stadium, on the 24th and pitched well, allowing 3 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. Led the team to a 5-1 victory.
Accordingly, Kelly brought Arizona back from the brink. In the end, Arizona defeated Philadelphia after a close game that went all the way to Game 7.
Now Kelly stands on the World Series stage. Game 2 of the World Series, in which Kelly will play, will be held on the 29th. In other words, he goes on the mound after resting for four days.
Texas’ starting pitcher for Game 2 has not yet been announced, but it is very likely that Jordan Montgomery, who is leading the Texas mound along with Evoldi, will step up.굿모닝토토 도메인
Kelly has pitched 17 innings in 3 games this postseason and is showing good form with 2 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.65.
In particular, in the first game, he pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the LA Dodgers, who had been exposing his weaknesses, and saved the team from the brink in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Attention is focused on whether Kelly, who is writing the legend of reverse export, will be able to give Arizona its first win in 22 years on the World Series stage. The second game begins at 9:03 a.m. on the 29th.