At ML Coors Field, He Tries To Win Two Games For The Seventh Time In Six Games
Chris Flexen (Colorado Rockies) finally got his first win at Coors Field since moving.
Flexen started at home against the LA Dodgers in the 2023 Major League Baseball at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 29th (Korea Standard Time) and won his second win of the season with six hits (two homers), three strikeouts, two walks and three runs (eight losses). He has a 6.86 ERA.
Flexen pitched in 21 games for the Doosan Bears in 2020, recording 8 wins, 4 losses, and an ERA of 3.01. He was a great addition to Doosan’s runner-up finish in the Korean Series. Prior to that, he played for the New York Mets for three years starting in 2017, and based on his performance at Doosan, he returned to the major league wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform in the 2021 season.
The first season of the two-year, 47.5 billion won contract was a hit. He had 14 wins, 6 losses, and an earned run average of 3.61 in 31 games. In the 2022 season, he wasn’t bad either, with 8 wins and 9 losses and an ERA of 3.73 in 33 games. He played 317⅓ innings over two years and activated the option for the 2023 season.
However, in 17 games this season, he only had 4 losses and an ERA of 7.71. He made only four starts. He was eventually released. Afterwards, he was released once more by the New York Mets, and re-entered the major league after signing a minor contract with Colorado.
A team that uses Coors Field as its home. As expected, Flexen did not have any luck. In his second game in a Colorado uniform (August 5 away against the St. Louis Cardinals, 10 hits, 2 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings), he dramatically won his first win of the season.
However, victory was not easy at home. On the 2nd, he faced Ryu Hyun-jin as a starter, but gave up 7 hits, 1 walk, and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings, resulting in a no decision. Since then, they have only lost one game in two home games. The pace this month is not good.
In the end, they achieved a dramatic home win in their last appearance of the season. On this day, the Dodgers’ performance was so disorganized that they made three errors. The Colorado lineup targeted Dodgers left-handed starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough from the beginning, giving Flexen, who lasted until the sixth inning, a whopping 9 runs. Succeeded in 6 rounds and 7 rounds.
He competed head-on with the Dodgers’ Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, using a lot of strikes. In the first inning, he threw a fastball to JD Martinez at 91 mph and got a two-run shot, but struck out Jason Hayward with a changeup at 83 mph. In the second inning, Kike Hernández also hit a solo shot in the middle with a 93 mph four-seamer into the middle.
However, Flexen overwhelmed the Dodgers’ batting lineup without giving up a single point after that. He hit Freeman with a curveball in the 3rd inning, and in the 5th inning, when he met again with 1 out and runners on first base, he hit a double play at second base with a cutter. In the 6th inning, with one out and runners on 1st and 3rd, Chris Taylor hit a short fly ball to center field with a 91 mph high fastball. He ended the inning by inducing David Peralta to ground out to third base with a changeup and cutter. It is difficult to win one game like this.