The LG Twins have never been on top since winning the championship in 1994. Recently, I tried to solve the championship with the power of the past, but it ended in vain every time. This year, too, the goal is to win.
‘Ace’ Casey Kelly (34) also aims for a championship ring. Kelly, who has been running in a pinstripe uniform for five years, vowed to stand at the top with her LG colleagues.스포츠토토
Kelly started against the Samsung Lions held at Jamsil Stadium on the 7th and showed quality start plus pitching (pitching less than 3 earned runs in 7 starting innings) with 3 hits, 1 home run, 2 runs, and 4 strikeouts in 7 innings, leading a 7-2 victory. In the opening match, he harvested his first win of the season.
After the game, Kelly said, “It was the opening game at home. I’m happy to win in front of LG fans in Jamsil. It feels good to win. I think it was a victory made by the players coming together as one. It was a game that was well done in both offense and defense.” left
He was also satisfied with his chemistry with catcher Park Dong-won. Kelly, who worked with Yoo Kang-nam for four consecutive seasons until last year. As Yoo Kang-nam leaves for Lotte Giants as a free agent, he is paired with Park Dong-won, who has newly joined from this season. Kelly said, “Park Dong-won led well in the operation, so we got good results.”
Kelly, who first entered the KBO League in 2019, has been accompanying LG for five consecutive seasons. As far as his individual performance, he is not envious no matter where he puts it. He posted double-digit multipliers every year, and had a 58-31 ERA of 2.89 until last year.
But even Kelly couldn’t bring LG to the top. Every year, he led the way to the postseason, but he could not step on the stage of the Korean Series, the final gateway to the championship. In the past 4 years with Kelly, LG’s best performance is 3rd place in the 2022 season.
That’s why I’m desperate to win more. Kelly doesn’t set specific numbers for his personal goals. He is determined to play a season healthy. Instead, he conveyed his intention to support the championship to LG. “I want to win the Korean Series,” said Kelly.
This season, LG is also a strong contender for the championship. Despite a series of injuries to key players, they were ranked tied for second place alongside kt wiz (2 wins, 1 loss) and Doosan Bears (4 wins, 2 losses) with 4 wins and 2 losses in 6 games. If the injured return, a higher ranking could also be a sight. Can LG win the championship as Kelly hoped?