Despite pitching the most innings this season… Former Samsung pitcher loses his third game in a row

Ben Lively (31-Cincinnati Reds) pitched the most innings of the season. Despite the start, he gave up five runs and suffered his third loss of the season.

Lively took the mound for the Reds against the Milwaukee Brewers on 5 May at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.안전놀이터

Lively faced a Milwaukee lineup of Christian Yelich (left fielder), Owen Miller (third baseman), Raulie Tellez (first baseman), John Singleton (designated hitter), Andrew Monasterio (second baseman), Blake Perkins (right fielder), Bryce Turan (shortstop), Victor Caratini (catcher), and Joey Wimer.

Lively was shaky from the start. In the first inning, he struggled with his command of his pitches and gave up two walks. With runners on first and second, he gave up a three-run homer to Monasterio over the centre field fence to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.

In the second and third innings, he got some help from the field. In the top of the second, a shortstop-to-first baseman-to-first baseman double ended the inning. One out later in the inning, Miller’s big hit was caught by right fielder Jake Flaherty, who bounced the ball off the fence to erase the hit.

The next run came in the top of the fifth. Leadoff hitter Caratini gave up a solo shot to right-centre to make it 0-4. Wimer followed with a single up the middle and Yelich walked to load the bases for Miller, who singled to make it 5-0.

With runners on first and second, he got help from catcher Tyler Stephenson, who got Telleth to pop up to third. Stevenson took a load off Lively’s shoulders by throwing out Yelich at second, who was heading for third, and then Miller at first, who was trying to steal second.

Lively induced two straight double plays in the top of the sixth and seventh innings. In the top of the seventh, he got some help from the infield, as shortstop Matt McLane made a great catch on a leadoff hit by Wimmer to end the inning.

Lively’s final line on the day was seven innings, six hits (two home runs), three walks, five strikeouts and five runs. The team fell to 1-5, and Lively suffered his third loss of the season.

After playing for the Samsung Lions in the KBO from 2019 to 2021, Lively has been impressive in his return to the major leagues this season. In five games so far this season, he has compiled a 3-2 record with a 1.99 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22⅔ innings pitched.

“Lively hasn’t allowed more than two runs in his last three starts,” said CBS Sports after the game. Despite the loss to Milwaukee, he has been solid with a 3.03 ERA in 29⅔ innings.”

Lively’s 2023 season stats

6 games, 3 wins, 3 losses 29⅔ innings, 3.03 ERA, 29 strikeouts, 1.01 WHIP, 1.00 runs allowed per nine innings.

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