Ben Lively (31, Cincinnati Reds), a right-handed pitcher who returned to the major leagues after 4 years from KBO League Samsung Lions, also pitched well as a starter. Following first baseman Darin Ruff (37), who played an active part for the San Francisco Giants, Lively is poised to cause a reversal as the second KBO foreigner from Samsung.
Lively started on the 20th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League home game against the New York Yankees held at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He suffered his 2nd loss (1 win) of the season, but continued to feel stable with an ERA of 2.45.
In the first inning, Aaron Judge hit a solo home run in the middle of the month and gave up the first run, but blocked the Yankees lineup without allowing any additional runs until the fifth inning. He used a variety of sliders (25), changeups (13), curves (9), sinkers (8) and cutters (1), including a four-seam fastball (28) with a maximum of 93.4 miles (150.3 km). His pitching was sharp as 4 out of 8 strikeouts were looking strikeouts.
He regretted not being able to finish the sixth inning himself. He caught out well with two outs with consecutive strikeouts, but gave the mound to Ian Jibo after giving Judge a walk after a full count match. Zibo hit a two-run home run off Anthony Rizo, and Lively’s run also became two.
Lively, who was not helped by the batting line and the bullpen, lost 2 (1 win) of the season with Cincinnati’s 2-6 loss. However, he successfully made his first start of the season and continued to feel stable with an earned run average of 2.45.
On the 12th, his first appearance since the big league call-up, Lively, who made a successful return with a relief victory against the New York Mets on the 12th, 2 relief appearances, 3 innings, 4 hits, 1 strikeout, no runs, and a relief victory. It was blocked with a strikeout and 1 run.
Although he lost two games in a row until his first start of the season that day, he is steadily establishing himself with pitches that exceed expectations. After the game, Cincinnati coach David Bell also said, “Lively has a good pitch. He’s been trying to get better for this opportunity for a long time. He pitches like he has nothing to lose. He doesn’t back down.”토토사이트
Lively, who made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017, recorded 26 games (120 innings), 4-10, 4.80 strikeouts, and 80 strikeouts over three years until the Kansas City Royals in 2019.
Then, in August 2019, he signed a contract with Samsung as a substitute player and moved to the Korean stage. Before being released due to a shoulder injury in June 2021, he had a total of 36 games (202⅓ innings), 10 wins, 12 losses, 4.14 strikeouts, and 191 strikeouts in three seasons. .
Although he had a good movement as a three-quarter pitcher, he returned to the United States without being able to play full-time due to a large or small injury. In January of last year, he signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati and spent a full-time starting season in Triple-A, and succeeded in returning to the big leagues this year. /