Pittsburgh Pirates ace Mitch Keller (27) of the Major League Baseball (MLB) was selected as the ‘Player of the Week’ for the first time in his life.
The MLB Secretariat announced the players of the week for the National League (NL) and American League (AL) on the 16th (Korean time).
In the NL, Keller, who took the lead in Pittsburgh’s escape from losing streak last week, was selected as the winner.
Keller started two games last week and threw 16 innings without giving up a run. He struck out 21 strikeouts and gave up only 1 walk. He only had 8 hits.
Keller, who started the home game against the Colorado Rockies on the 9th, pitched 9 innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs, leading Pittsburgh to a 2-0 victory and harvesting his first shutout victory. Pittsburgh managed to escape from seven consecutive losses thanks to Keller’s good pitching.
After that, Pittsburgh lost another four straight, breaking the losing streak in a game Keller started.
On the 15th against the Baltimore Orioles, Keller cheated out 13 strikeouts in 7 innings and gave up 4 hits and no runs. Pittsburgh won 4-0.
Keller, who made his big league debut in 2019, is 5-1 with a 2.38 ERA in 9 games this season.
In the AL, Anthony Rizzo of the New York Yankees was named Player of the Week.
In the seven games he played last week,스포츠토토Rizzo hit hard with a batting average of 0.444 (12 hits in 27 bats), 3 homers, 7 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.315.
Rizzo won Player of the Week for the fourth time in his personal career, following July 2014, August 2017, and August 2018 while playing for the Chicago Cubs.