Alcantara – Scherzer Opening Big Bang, Pittsburgh Duo Against Average Speed of 160km
Major League Baseball starts the 2023 season on the 31st (Korean time). For the first time in 55 years, all 30 clubs will play the opening game on the same day. It is the first time since 1968. MLB.com looked at the main contents of the opening 15 games.
In terms of starting pitcher weight, the best match-up in the opening game is the New York Mets and Miami match. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (New York Mets) and last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara (Miami) will collide head-on. 바카라
Alcantara struck out 207 in 228.2 innings last season and recorded an ERA of 2.28, sweeping the top spot in the Cy Young Young. Scherzer still showed off his skills last year at the age of 38. He was disappointing in just 145.1 innings, but posted a 2.29 ERA and 5.2 WAR (baseball reference). The opening game was strong even for the Mets, who were disappointed with their backing. They have won 5 times in the past 6 years, and are recording the highest win rate (0.656) in the league with 40 wins and 21 losses.
Ha-Sung Kim’s San Diego team faces Colorado. Blake Snell (San Diego) and Hermann Marquez (Colorado) will start as starting pitchers. Sander Bohartz, who signed a mega contract last winter, makes his debut in a San Diego uniform.
Pittsburgh’s Korean duo Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan meet the best fastball pitcher in the league from the first game. Cincinnati starting pitcher Hunter Green, the opponent for the opening match, took first place last season with an average four-seam fastball speed of 159.1 km. The eternal ‘Pirate Captain’ Andrew McCutchen returns to Pittsburgh after six years to open the day. Cincinnati history Joey Votto will start the season on the disabled list (IL).