Chris Flexen (Seattle Mariners), who was raging as an ace in the fall in the KBO League, has become a major league neighborhood book.
Flexen started in the 2023 major league home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 24th (Korean time), 4 innings, 9 hits (2 homers), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs. suffered a loss (draw)
With the start of the game, he dedicated the first solo home run to Lars Nutba, who led the first inning. His first pitch, a 90.9 mph four-seam fastball, savagely headed over the right-middle fence. Afterwards, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman were hit in a row, and Nolan Arenado struck out at 1st and 3rd base and runner Gorman on 1st base failed to steal 2nd base, increasing the count by 2, but in the meantime, 3rd base runner Goldschmidt gave up home
The second inning also started with consecutive hits by Paul De Jong and Jordan Walker. This time, Andrew Nizner’s bunt hit with no 1st and 2nd basemen force-outed the 3rd and 2nd base runners as luck followed him. After that, the center fielder treated Nutba as a floating ball in the 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, and at this time, the walker who had not yet returned from 2nd base was forced out and the inning was finished without a run.
In the third inning with a 3-2 lead, a walk was the cause. Leading Goldschmidt and Wilson Contreras walked, allowing 2 out 1st and 2nd baseman Tyler O’Neill to tie 1 RBI at the right time.
In the 4th inning, where the score was 3-3, Nizner and Nutba hit consecutively after one shot. He took a breather by handling Goldschmidt with a straight hit by shortstop, but dedicated a painful three-run shot to Gorman. It was the result of the first ball cutter being driven to the middle.
Flexen passed the mound to Penn Murphy in the 5th inning, trailing 3-6, and ended the game bitterly. 84 pitches. Seattle lost 3-7, ending their three-game winning streak. 먹튀검증
Flexen, who played an active role as the Doosan Bears’ fall ace in the 2020 season, returned to the big leagues prior to the 2021 season by signing a 2+1 year contract with Seattle for $12.75 million. And in the first year of his comeback, he was reborn as a KBO reverse export myth in a good fight with an average ERA of 3.61 in 31 games, 14 wins and 6 losses.
Even last year, Flexen had a respectable record with an average ERA of 3.73 and 8 wins and 9 losses in 33 games, but his position changed to the bullpen from August. He pitched well with an ERA of 1.62 in 11 games, 1 win, 2 saves, but suffered the bitter taste of being eliminated from the postseason entry.
Flexen returned to the starting rotation for the third year of his return to the big leagues. However, his performance is below expectations. On this day, he struggled with 4 losses and an average ERA of 8.86 without winning in 5 games, including sluggish 6 runs in 4 innings. A season is underway where the 14-win ace of two years ago can’t be found at all.