The fate of the United States is in the hands 메이저놀이터 of Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), who was exported back to the American Major League (MLB) through the KBO League.
MLB.com predicted on the 15th that Kelly would start as a starting pitcher against Colombia, the last game of the WBC Group C league on the 16th (hereafter Korean time).
If the U.S. defeats Colombia today with 2 wins and 1 loss, it will likely advance to the quarterfinals. On the other hand, if you lose, it becomes complicated. Therefore, Kelly must fight hard and lead the United States to victory.
In terms of objective strength, the U.S. is overwhelmingly ahead, but we cannot be relieved as unexpected events continue to occur in the WBC.
The U.S. won a new victory over England, a baseball wasteland, after a hard struggle, and then suffered a crushing 5-11 loss to Mexico.
They saved face by winning 12-1 in the 7th inning against Canada, but Colombia is also struggling. Colombia defeated Mexico 5-4 in the first match.
Therefore, Kelly could get seriously injured if she is not careful.
Kelly started and fought well in the final evaluation match of the US national team ahead of the WBC.
On the 10th (Korean time), he started the evaluation game against the Los Angeles Angels and recorded 1 hit and no runs in 3 innings, leading the US national team to a 6-0 victory.
After playing for the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) from 2015 to 2018 and posting an average ERA of 3.86 with 48 wins and 32 losses, Kelly debuted in the big leagues and recorded 36 wins and 35 losses with an average ERA of 3.96. It is regarded as one of the most successful cases.
The game was also held at Chase Field, the home stadium of the home team, Arizona, so Kelly can throw very comfortably.