Can Nathan Evoldi (33), who has a two-year guaranteed contract worth only $34 million, gift the Texas Rangers with advancing to the World Series for the first time in 12 years?메이저놀이터
Texas will play the best-of-seven American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros starting on the 16th (Korean time).
Previously, Texas advanced to the postseason as a wild card runner-up and won the wild card match (ALWC) with 2 wins and no losses over the Tampa Bay Rays, who had 99 wins in the regular season.
Texas then swept the three-game series against the East Division champion Baltimore Orioles, who had 101 wins, in the American League Division Series (ALDS).
Texas, which is riding the best momentum, will face Houston, which has repeatedly hindered them in the regular season. If they win here, they will advance to the World Series for the first time since 2011.
Evoldi, who is a part of the Texas mound, pitched 144 innings in 25 regular season games, recording 12 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.63.
At one point in the season, he was considered a Cy Young candidate, but his performance deteriorated due to injury. However, it is assessed that Evoldi actually used the six games he played in September as rehabilitation games.
As if to prove this, Evoldi fluttered in the ALWC and ALDS, allowing 1 run in 6 2/3 innings and 1 run in 7 innings, respectively. Evoldi won all of these matches.
Also, before leaving due to injury, Evoldi pitched brilliantly against Houston in early July, allowing 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings.
Accordingly, Texas is expecting a good pitch from Evoldi, who was announced as the starting pitcher for Game 2 on the 17th. The starting opponent is left-handed Framber Valdez.
Even with his small contract, Lee Boldy showed remarkable performance through the regular season and two postseason games. Attention is being paid to how he will perform in the ALCS against Houston.