Drew Luchinski, former KBO league ace, is struggling on the American Major League stage.
Luchinski started the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) visit game held at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 10th (Korean time), giving up 6 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 7 runs (5 earned) in 5 innings, becoming a losing pitcher.
Luchinski, who was cruising through the second inning, collapsed suddenly in the third. After sending lead batters Jose Trevino and Aaron Hicks on consecutive straight walks, Luczynski allowed runs from the 1st out, 2nd and 3rd bases due to a catch error by the 3rd baseman and tied the game 1-1.
The shaken Luczynski allowed a 1-4 comeback with three consecutive timely hits from Anthony Rizzo, Glaber Torres, and Harrison Bader, and gave up five runs only in the third inning with a sacrifice fly from Jake Bowers.
Afterwards, Luchinski seemed to come back to life with a three-way shootout in the fourth inning, but after a one-out in the fifth inning, he was hit by Rizzo and then hit a two-run home run by Glaber Torres and lowered his head. Afterwards, Luchinski faced a crisis with hits, walks, and balls that hit the body, but he prevented additional runs by catching the last Jose Trevino with a ground ball.
With 5 earned runs that day, Luchinski’s ERA soared to 8.16. He played in 3 matches and lost all. Luchinski, who became a losing pitcher with 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 2/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds on the 29th of last month, was sluggish with 5 runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners on the 5th. On this day, he struggled even against the Yankees, allowing more than 5 runs. 메이저놀이터
Luchinski played for the NC Dinos for four seasons from 2019 to 2022, drawing attention as the best pitcher in the KBO League. He tried again in the big leagues this year and wore the Oakland uniform, but he is struggling with extreme sluggishness and bad luck in the beginning.
Meanwhile, the game ended with the Yankees winning 10-5. Oakland made up for the 3 runs in the 7th and 8th innings with Jordan Diaz’s consecutive home runs, but the Yankees scored with Jake Bowers’ 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.