Moved to Texas with a series record of 1-1 PS
, led the WS championship as a member of Washington,
and the opposing team, Arizona, was a ‘debut team’
Max Scherzer (Texas), a three-time Cy Young Award winner, will be the starting pitcher in a game that could determine the direction of the series.
Texas and Arizona, who shared one win each in the World Series, will play Game 3 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA at 9 a.m. on the 31st (Korean time).
In the first game, Texas won 6-5 after a close overtime in the 11th inning, led by Adolis Garcia’s walk-off home run. In the second game, Arizona won 9-1, winning 9-1 thanks to the good pitching of former KBO starting pitcher Merrill Kelly (7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 9 strikeouts) and the batting lineup’s explosion.
Texas sends veteran Scherzer as the starter for Game 3, which will be a watershed moment in the series. Scherzer, now in his 16th year in the big leagues, signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets for a total of $86 million in December last year, but transferred to Texas ahead of the trade deadline this season.
Scherzer is one of the best right-handed pitchers and led the Washington team to a World Series victory, but he has not been able to live up to his reputation in this postseason. After suffering an injury on the 13th of last month, he returned only in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Houston on the 19th, but fell short of expectations by allowing 5 hits (1 home run) and 5 runs in 4 innings. In Game 7, he appeared to have lingering effects from his injury as he allowed only 4 hits and 2 runs in 2.2 innings.
However카지노사이트, at a press conference attended as a starting pitcher for Game 3 on the 30th, Scherzer expressed confidence, saying, “Currently, I can throw a fastball at 100%. I don’t know how many balls I can throw, but I think I will be able to throw it with 100% effort.” .
Moreover, his opponent, Arizona, his big league debut team, is bound to have special feelings about Scherzer. “Arizona is where I debuted and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play with some great players,” Scherzer said.
Arizona selected Brandon Paat as Scherzer’s opponent. Paat is a rookie who debuted this season, but he has appeared in four games this postseason and is pitching well with an ERA of 2.70.