The prelude to the 2023 Major League (MLB) National League Western War rises.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will have their first rivalry match of the season for three days at Petco Park in San Diego starting on the 6th (Korean time).
Last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers had an overwhelming advantage over San Diego. This three-game series is expected to be a series in which the direction of the two teams can be predicted in advance this season.
As the season’s first rivalry in the West Division, Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers) and Joe Musgrove (San Diego) will pitch as starting pitchers in Game 1.
First of all, Kershaw, a living legend of the Dodgers who 먹튀검증 is recording 5 wins and 1 loss this season, delivered impressive pitching with 9 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings against the New York Mets last month. In addition, he also showed off his ace dignity, such as achieving his 200th major league career win in the game that day. Attention is focusing on whether Kershaw, who is running toward the MLB career record of 3,000 strikeouts, can achieve ‘Six Wins in the Season’ against ‘Underdog’ San Diego.
On the other hand, attention is being paid to whether San Diego’s Joe Musgrove will be able to shake off his disappointment in the previous appearance.
In his first game of the season on the 23rd of last month, Musgrove earned his first win of the season with 7 hits, 3 runs and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings. And in the game against San Francisco, which was his second game of the season, he had a hard time with 6 hits and 7 runs, including 3 homers, in 3.1 innings. Attention is focusing on whether Musgrove will be able to put a brake on the Dodgers’ winning streak.
On the other hand, Kim Ha-sung’s bat survived the three-game series against Cincinnati.
Ha-seong Kim led the team to victory with a double and a 3-run home run on the 2nd, and also broke 100 RBIs in MLB that day. If Ha-seong Kim plays in the game on the 6th, he will have a pitching match with Kershaw.
Ha-seong Kim recorded one solo home run in 2021 against Kershaw in his major league career, but last year he failed to hit or even get on base. Attention is focusing on whether Ha-seong Kim, who has regained his sense of hitting, can harass Kershaw.