There is a pitcher who could not join the Korean WBC national team due to a sore hip. He came back healthy from surgery and rehab and transformed into the bullpen, a huge addition to his team.
This is the story of Dunning (29, Texas Rangers), a Korean-American. Dunning met with LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who visited the United States in the capacity of the KBO Technical Committee in 2022, and received an offer to join the national team. However, as he underwent hip surgery at the end of the season, the relationship was not natural.
Dunning has been a consistent starter for Texas in 2021 and 2022. He pitched in 56 games over two years, including 54 starts. However, he has turned into a long relief or setup man this season. In the 2022-2023 offseason, Texas acquired Nathan Eboldi, Andrew Heaney, and Jake Odorizzi one after another, including the district’s best ace Jacob deGrom, completely setting a new plate for the starting lineup.
The $740,000 right-hander has moved to the bullpen, but he contributes greatly to the team. On the 2nd, against the Philadelphia Phillies, 3 hits and no runs in 3 innings, against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, 4 innings, 1 hit, 1 strikeout, 2 walks, no run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 run in ⅓ innings against the Chicago Cubs on the 9th (unlawful), against the Kansas City Royals on the 11th 2 innings, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, no run, 15th Houston Astros 1⅔ innings, 1 hit, 1 strikeout no run토토사이트, 18th Kansas City vs 4⅓ innings, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk no run.
As a former starting pitcher, there is no problem digesting long innings. When Ace de Grom suddenly went down due to an injury, he hurriedly climbed onto the mound and threw well, blocking even short innings around one inning. As starting pitchers cannot always do well in long-term races, pitchers who play the same role as dunning are also very important.
6 consecutive games scoreless since opening. However, on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time), in an away game against the Cincinnati Reds, he had an earned run for the first time since the opening. After starting pitcher Eboldi, he got on the mound as the second pitcher in the bottom of the 7th inning with a 6-4 lead. The role of succession succession.
Dunning struck out leadoff hitter Nick Senzel with three balls. He cooked Jose Barrero with a floating ball for center fielder and Jonathan India with a ground ball for second baseman. I simply deleted 1 inning with 8 balls. It was a sinker and slider combination in the early 90s.
However, after one out in the 8th inning, the slider thrown to Spencer Steer went to the center and got a heavy hit. Tyler Stevenson allowed a walk without the cutter getting out of control. He guided Jake Freley to a shortstop floating ball with a cutter. After that, it was not good to walk Will Myers.
In the end, the two companies were replaced with full bases. Follow-up Jose LeClock allowed a pushout walk, giving Dunning his first earned run of the season. He also gave up a walk to Nick Senzel, increasing his earned run to two points. tied 6-6. In the case of the major leagues, a hold is given to a bullpen pitcher who withdraws during a save situation. Dunning thus won his third hold of the season. embarrassing though Texas was defeated in the bottom of the ninth, 6-7.
Still, Dunning’s move this season is fine. On this day, he allowed 1 hit, 1 strikeout, 2 walks and 2 runs in 1⅔ innings, but he had an ERA of 1.06 with 3 holds in 7 games this season. In 17 innings, 9 hits, 10 strikeouts, 6 walks and 3 runs (2 earned). Korea needs to pay attention to Dunning in preparation for the 2026 WBC.