‘Kershaw, I go first.’

The joys and sorrows of Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets) and Clayton Kershaw (35, LA Dodgers), who are competing for third place with the most wins in the major leagues, were completely mixed. Scherzer started the first leg of the 2023 Major League Home Double Header against the Cleveland Guardians held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, New York, on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time), and became the winning pitcher with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. Season 3 wins (2 losses).

On the other hand, Kershaw started the mound in an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. He took 4 losses (6 wins) of the season with 5 hits, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks and 4 runs in 3⅔ innings. While Scherzer won 204 career victories, Kershaw only won 203.

The pitcher with the most wins in major league career is Justin Verlander (40, New York Mets). Verlander became the winning pitcher that day and achieved 246 wins in his personal career. It was also noticeable that the save pitcher in this game was Brooks Rayleigh from the Lotte Giants in the KBO League.

After the two, Jack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals) with 224 wins runs second with the most active wins. However, Greinke’s deterioration is evident. If Scherzer and Kershaw play for one or two more years, there is a possibility that they will surpass Greinke. In particular, it is a motivating part for Kershaw, who is in his mid-30s. In fact, Verlander and Scherzer are also 40 and 39 years old. It can be said that the record for the most wins in active career ultimately depends on Kershaw’s health.

Even so, it is unlikely that Scherzer will easily give Kershaw the 3rd place with the most wins in his career. It’s definitely not good this season with various minor injuries. The second season of a three-year, $130 million contract. Scherzer, who has a strong sense of responsibility, did not just collapse.

In the first inning, he struck out Steven Kwan on a 76-mile curveball swing, and then Ahmed Rosario grounded to second base with a slider. Jose Ramirez was sent out for a walk, but Josh Nayer induced a fly ball from left field with a 93-mile four-seam. 2nd place Josh Bell also struck out a foul tip after winning with a curveball, cutter and changeup. He threw 92.5 mph four-seams at Taylor Freeman, but overall, he did not show the speed of the previous year.토토사이트

In the 3rd inning, he allowed an infield hit to Mike Zunino after an opponent challenge, but then cooked three batters with bats. Also, the percentage of breaking balls was significantly higher than that of the four-seam. The 4th and 5th reps have a similar pattern. In the sixth inning, Kwan threw a 94-mile four-seam and gave up a right-handed hit, but Ahmed Rosario was treated as a ground ball to second base and Ramirez was treated as a floating ball to third base.

If you get out of the aftermath of the injury, there is room for a little increase in speed. What matters is the result, not the speed. After Scherzer went down, Brooks Rayleigh from the KBO League blocked one inning scoreless and definitely gave Scherzer a starter victory in the company that took hold. Scherzer’s race for the most wins has just begun.

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