Monday May 29, 2023

‘KBO reverse export success story’ Flexen, 2K 2 runs in 4 innings… Preparing for the Opening ‘Cruising’

 Right-hander Chris Flexen, who played in the KBO League wearing a Doosan Bears uniform, pitched well in the demonstration game.

On the 24th (hereinafter Korean time), Flexen started in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Goodyear Ball Park in Goodyear, Arizona, USA, and pitched 5 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 4 innings.안전놀이터

He gave up a double to India, the first batsman in the bottom of the first inning, with his team leading 3–0, but did not concede. He had to put out a ball, caught it on a ground ball, and gave up a walk to Stevenson, but ended the inning by handling Myers with a fly ball to center field.

In the second inning, the first batter was sent out with a ball that hit the body, but he continued pitching scoreless by making infield fly balls and double plays.

In the meantime, the batting line made a big inning. The Seattle lineup, which scored 3 points in the first inning and 1 point in the second inning, scored 7 points only in the 3rd inning.

Flexen, who received 11 points, allowed a run in the bottom of the third inning. He dedicated a timely hit to Votto from first out and second base. He gave up a hit to Stevenson and caught Fraley on a ground ball, but in the meantime, third base runner Votto passed home.

Seattle scored 4 more runs, including a home run in the top of the 4th inning. Flexen overcame the crisis with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base at the bottom of the 4th inning, when the team was ahead 15-2. Seattle scored one more point in the top of the 5th and passed the mound to the bullpen from the 5th inning, leading 16-2.

Flexen pitched 4⅔innings and 2 runs in the San Diego expedition on the 18th. Preparations for the start of the regular season are cruising.

Flexen, who made his big league debut as a member of the New York Mets in 2017, entered the KBO League after the 2019 season. Wearing a Doosan uniform, he returned to the United States with a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and an earned run average of 3.01 in 21 games.

Flexen, who was one of the successful figures in KBO reverse export with 14 wins and 6 losses and an average ERA of 3.61 as a member of Seattle in 2021. In his last season, he went 8-9 with a 3.73 earned run average in 33 games (22 starts).


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