The joys and sorrows of the Los Angeles area rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels, are divided. The Dodgers, whose crazy selection has been a huge success. And what is the story behind Angels’ tears?
Lance Lin (36, Dodgers) started on the 18th (Korean time) in the Milwaukee Brewers match in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.안전놀이터
Lin’s pitching that day was perfect. He gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and no run in 7 innings, setting the stage for the team’s 1-0 victory. He did not lose even in the face-to-face confrontation with opponent ace Corbin Burns, who was born in Cy Young, and played a luxury pitching battle.
Veteran pitcher Lin left the Chicago White Sox to move to the Dodgers ahead of the trade deadline this season. The Dodgers, who suffered from headaches as a starting pitcher throughout the season, started to reinforce their starting lineup by embracing Lin. However, this choice received a lot of criticism at the time of the trade. Although Rin had a lot of experience, it was clear that his skills were not as good as before.
In fact, Lin recorded an average ERA of 6.47 with 119⅔innings in 21 games played for the White Sox this year. He also had only six quality starts (three earned runs or less in six innings of starts). Even though the Dodgers were in a hurry to reinforce their starting lineup, they were full of doubts as to whether they should have recruited a veteran who was in a downturn.
However, this choice has been successful so far. More than just success. Lin has won 3 wins in 4 games so far, and is recording an ERA of 1.44 in 25 innings. It’s as good a record as it was in its prime.
Recently, the Dodgers are on an 11-game winning streak. During this period, Lin is contributing to the team’s 1st, 5th, and 11th victories and on the rise.
However, there are clubs that faced the opposite situation with the Dodgers. It is the local rival Angels. Like the Dodgers, the Angels recruited a starting pitcher from the White Sox to reinforce their mound.
The pitcher the Angels recruited was Lucas Giolito (29), who had a 3.79 ERA in 21 games, 6-6, and 121 innings with the White Sox this year, far superior to Lin. The team recruited Giolito and showed a strong will to advance to fall baseball for the first time in nine years since the 2014 season.
However, Giolito, who changed his uniform to the Angels, became a really different pitcher. He has 1 win and 3 losses in 4 games and an earned run average of 8.14 in 21 innings. In his second appearance against the Atlanta Braves on the 3rd, he allowed 9 runs in 3⅔ innings, and his earned run average soared significantly, but overall it was far from a stable pitch. Quality start is 1.
Currently, the Angels have a season record of 60 wins and 62 losses, and the winning rate is less than 50%. It is 7 games behind the wild card 3rd place (Toronto Blue Jays/67 wins, 55 losses), which is the last line to advance to the postseason. As the season nears its end, the chances of advancing to the postseason are gradually fading.
It is too early to discuss the outcome of the trade between the Dodgers and the Angels as the season is not yet over. However, until now, about two weeks later, the Dodgers’ crazy choices are producing results. And the Angels, who chose Giolito instead of Lin, are shedding tears as the season doesn’t go as planned.