KBO League member Merrill Kelly achieved 500 strikeouts in his career in the Major League (MLB), ranking 8th in the most strikeouts by an Arizona Diamondbacks franchise pitcher.
Kelly started on the 7th (Korean time) in the 2023 major league home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and recorded 5 ⅔ innings, 6 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs.
Kelly took the loss as Arizona, tied with five hits, lost 2-5.
Kelly’s first win of the season was also destroyed. Even in the away game against the Dodgers on the 1st, he failed to win after 3⅔ innings (3 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, no runs).
However, Kelly set a meaningful record on this day. After a full count with David Peralta in the 4th inning, he struck out on a swing with a big drop, recording his 500th strikeout in his major league career.
Kelly reached this mark in 99 games after leaving the SK Wyverns (predecessor of SSG Landers) and making his 2019 major league debut.
He also set the record for the eighth most strikeouts in Arizona franchise pitcher history, passing Wade Miley (499). Kelly struck out Mookie Betts in the fifth inning and Max Muncy in the sixth, increasing his career strikeout streak to 502.
Kelly was also recognized for his excellent strikeout ability when he was active in the KBO League from 2015 to 2018.토토사이트 He led the category in 2017 with his 189 strikeouts. It is the only individual title Kelly has won in the KBO League.
Meanwhile, the record for the most strikeouts by an Arizona pitcher is 2,077, set by Randy Johnson from 1999 to 2004 and 2007 to 2008. Johnson ranks second (4,875) for the most strikeouts in major league history.