It was the ace that led the KBO League NC Dinos to win the 2020 combined championship. However, his return to the major leagues after 5 years was shabby.
Luchinski (35) started the home game against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 major league held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time), and lost with 11 hits, 1 strikeout, 1 walk and 5 runs (3 earned) in 5⅔ innings. became a pitcher.
He seems to have done his share as he had 3 earned runs, but it wasn’t like Luchinski, taking 11 hits. He made his major league debut with the LA Angels in 2014, went through the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins, and played in the KBO League NC from 2019 to 2022. He was very active in NC with an average ERA of 3.06 with 53 wins and 36 losses in 121 games over four years. He was a major contributor to the 2020 combined championship.
Based on his KBO performance, at the age of 35, he returned to the major leagues after 5 years. Signed a 1+1 year contract with Oakland for up to $8 million (approximately 10.7 billion won). However, in 3 demonstration games, 1 loss and an average ERA of 6.97, he could not greet the opening normally due to a hamstring injury.
In the end, Luchinski had his first appearance of the season late on this day, and the results were not satisfactory. He passed the first inning well, but after one out in the second, he was hit in a row by Jake Presley, Henry Ramos, Nick Senzel, and Stuart Fairchild and allowed runs. The shocking thing was that his four-seam was around 90 miles. It wasn’t this level of restraint in NC, but it certainly didn’t seem to be in normal condition.스포츠토토
After that, he was beaten. In the 3rd inning, the slider he used on Presley went in flat and gave him a mid-month two-run four. Thanks to the challenge in the 4th inning with 1 company and 1st and 2nd base, the crisis was overcome. However, after one out in the 6th inning, the curve he used on Jose Valero was driven to the center and he was replaced when he got his 11th hit. He maintained a four-seamer at just 90 mph in the sixth inning.
As he builds up his practice, there is room for his restraint to rise further. He was successful in throwing 89 pitches in 5⅔ innings without getting sick. However, after his fame in the KBO, the struggle for survival in the major leagues began. He is not guaranteed a spot on the team.