The Pittsburgh Pirates suffered two consecutive losses.
Pittsburgh lost 3-8 in the 2023 Major League Arizona Diamondbacks home game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 22nd (Korean time).
From the starting pitcher to the bullpen, he was shaken. The batter only had 3 hits. Bae Ji-hwan, who showed a good hitting feeling in the last 3 games in a row and 3 hits two days ago, was absent.
The Pittsburgh line-up had only three hits against Arizona starter Merrill Kelly. Kono Jo had one hit, Rodolphe Gascrow had one, and Tucupita Macano had one.메이저놀이터
Kelly, who won 48 wins and 32 losses from 2015 to 2018 at SSG’s predecessor SK, the protagonist of the KBO reverse export success story, won 5 wins (3 losses) of the season with 3 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 5 innings.
Kelly received 1 run in the 1st inning, and allowed a tie at the end of the 2nd inning with 2 outs on 1st base after an error in check and a wild fight. He received additional support for 1 run in the 3rd and 5th innings, then allowed 2 RBIs to Macano in the bottom of the 5th inning, and the score was tied 3-3 again.
But the Pittsburgh bullpen collapsed. The joys and sorrows were mixed with 1 run in the 6th, 3 runs in the 7th, and 1 run in the 9th. Pittsburgh fell into a two-game losing streak, and Arizona starter Kelly became the winning pitcher for two consecutive games from the Oakland expedition on the 16th.