The Texas Rangers relief pitcher, who was pointed out as the team’s weakness with an ERA of 4.77 during the regular season, is showing surprising form in the postseason.안전놀이터
Texas held Game 1 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 16th (Korean time).
On this day, Texas won 2-0 thanks to starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery’s 6 1/3 scoreless innings, Jonah Haim’s timely hitting, and Evan Carter’s excellent pitching.
There were also 2 2/3 scoreless innings by Josh Svotz, Aroldis Chapman and Jose LeClerc. They held the Houston lineup to no hits and no runs after Montgomery came off the mound.
As of today, the Texas relief pitcher has pitched 19 1/3 innings in 6 games this postseason and is recording an ERA of 1.86. A completely different look from the regular season.
Of course, the sample is small. However, the postseason is a short-term game where only 13 wins, including the wild card series, is enough to win the World Series. Samples are meaningless.
Although the lack of trustworthy pitchers has been pointed out as a weakness, the relief lineup is still in harmony with the starting lineup and batting lineup.
In particular, Jose Leclerc, who is serving as a closing pitcher, earned two saves by allowing no runs in two innings of the Wild Card Series, one run in three innings of the Division Series, and no runs in one inning of the Championship Series.
The starting lineup, with Montgomery and Nathan Evoldi playing well, and the concentrated batting lineup centered around Corey Seager, and even the relief lineup are showing strength.
If Texas has stability in its relief lineup, advancing to the World Series for the first time in 12 years since 2011 is not a dream.