Korean fall ace → ML 14 wins… Where is the reverse export myth, ERA 6 points fall into a losing streak

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Chris Flexen (29, Seattle Mariners), who once made a name for himself as a KBO League reverse export myth, has become a major league losing pitcher. 토토사이트

On the 27th (hereinafter Korean time), Flexen pitched in relief in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, recording 2 innings, 1 hit (1 home run), 1 strikeout and 1 run. 

Flexen climbed the mound in the 8th inning, which was dragging 6-10. It was a mission to deal with defeat. And after one shot, Brian Reynolds hit a superior solo home run and bowed his head. 3B-1S A 91.9 mile (147 km) four-seam fastball on the fifth pitch, thrown at an unfavorable count, headed over the right fence. It was the fourth time in Pittsburgh club history that he became the victim of 7 homers in one game.

Flexen found stability after that. Follow-up corner Joe, Carlos Santana, was beaten in a row, and in the 9th inning, 6-11, he met Jack Swinsky, Kevrian Hayes, and Tucupita Macano, making a 9th pitch tripartite. 21 pitches. The season ERA slightly decreased from 6.44 to 6.32. 

Why did Flexen, which is famous for the KBO reverse export myth, climb the mound when the victory was over to the opponent?

Flexen, who played an active role as the Doosan Bears’ fall ace in the 2020 season, returned to the big leagues the following year 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 was 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 in the third year of his return to the big leagues. However, he suffered extreme hunting with 4 losses and an earned run average of 10.38 without winning 4 games, and his position was changed to the bullpen on May 1 before the Toronto Blue Jays. The role of the back door is also a losing or chasing group that comes out when a team that is not a winning group wins or loses by a large score. On this day, he came out in a losing match and even allowed a home run, which doubled his sorrow. 

What’s hopeful though is that he’s moving to the bullpen and getting back to normal. Flexen’s season performance remains at 6.32 ERA with 4 losses without winning 11 games, but if it is limited to the bullpen, it has a good record of 1.29 ERA without winning or losing 7 games. 

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