Drew Luchinski (35, Oakland) is more likely to start the opening game from the first season when he returned to the Major League (MLB) from the KBO League.
On the 15th (Korean time), Intodiace, which specializes in news from Oakland in the US Sports Illustrated, insisted that “Oakland should choose one of Lucinski, James Kaprellian, and Shintaro Fujinami as the starting pitcher for the opening game.” .
On this day, Oakland had a gap in the starting lineup. The start scheduled for the next day was canceled as right-hander Paul Blackburn (30) suffered a broken nail injury. Blackburn was selected as an All-Star last year with a record of 7 wins and 6 losses with a 4.28 ERA.저금통 토토
Blackburn was a promising situation as Auckland’s opening start this year. After sending quality starting resources such as Frankie Montas (New York Yankees), Sean Manaya (San Francisco), and Chris Bassitt (Toronto) in recent years, Cole Irvin, the only regular innings pitcher in the team last year, ahead of this season. 29) Even traded to Baltimore.
As a result, the remaining resources were the existing Blackburn and Kaprellian, and the newly recruited Luchinski and Fujinami. But among them, Blackburn, who had the best performance in the big leagues last year, was missing.
This could be an opportunity for Luchinski. He’s already been confirmed to join Oakland’s opening rotation from before the start of the season. It was the right choice for the starting lineup to reject a strong team and choose Oakland.
Luchinski is a proven starting pitcher in the KBO League. After joining the NC Dinos in 2019, he appeared in 121 games over four seasons until last year, recording 53 wins and 36 losses with an ERA of 3.06. In particular, he threw more than 170 innings each year, and 193⅔ innings last season.
There is also a lot of experience in starting matches here. From 2020, he has been the opening starter for NC for three consecutive years. Last year, in the home opener against SSG, he was buried by Wilmer Font, who recorded 9 perfect pitches, but he made a good pitch with 5 hits and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings. Although he has been in the major leagues for the first time since 2018, he has been selected as a starting candidate for the opening match due to his experience of playing in big games in Korea.
Luczynski is picking up the pace little by little even in the demonstration game. In his first appearance, on the 28th of last month, against Colorado, he scored 6 hits and 3 runs in 2 innings. In the match against the Chicago White Sox on the 15th, he recorded 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5⅓ innings, raising his innings.It can be a big event for him to be selected for the opening game right after moving from Korea to the United States. Whether Luchinski can be the main character depends on his own judgment.