Ordeal ERA 6.65? I can see fall baseball.
Daein Dunning’s (29, Texas Rangers) September was definitely difficult. In the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Seattle Mariners held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 23rd (Korean time), he allowed 4 hits, 2 strikeouts, and 2 walks in 5⅓ innings.
Although he did not get a quality start, it is positive that he was on the mound until the 6th inning with 16 outs. Dunning’s biggest advantage this season is that he doesn’t run away and plays aggressively. Strike actively. Although you get hit, there are also quite a few instances where you get hit.
However, if the command of the sinker, cutter, slider, ultra-slow curve, and changeup in the low 90s is slightly shaky, bad results will occur. This is not a style that overwhelms batters with speed. He’s not the type of person who is good at borderline pitching. Therefore, it must be considered that there is some risk.
On this day, after receiving a generous 8 points through the 5th inning, the team actually faltered in the 6th inning. He threw a cutter down the middle to JP Crawford and got an infield hit. With no outs on first and second base, he used a change-up to Carl Rowley and was hit by a three-run gun in right-center. Follow-up pitcher Chris Stratton sent home the runner left by Dunning, resulting in 4 earned runs.
In the end, it was a good pitch except for one three-run shot. With the help of the batting line, he earned his 11th win of the season. September’s performance was 2 wins in 4 games and an ERA of 6.65, but it was a harvest season with the first double-digit multiplier in his career. 11 wins, 6 losses, 3.88 ERA in 33 games. Few people expected that the pitcher who replaced Jacob deGrom in the starting rotation would win 11 games.레모나토토
Texas’ upward trend continued even after a four-game sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays, taking first place in the American League West Division. With 85 wins and 68 losses, they are 0.5 games ahead of the second-place Houston Astros. Even in the wild card race, it maintains second place in winning percentage along with Toronto.
If this continues, Dunning may be able to appear in the postseason for the first time in three years since 2020. Texas has solid cards in Max Scherzer and Nathan Eovaldi. Andrew Heaney, Martin Perez. There is also John Gray, etc. Although it is unclear whether he will start in the postseason, there is a possibility that he will step on the mound through the bullpen.