Chris Flexen (29, Colorado Rockies) finally got his first win at Coors Field since being traded.
Flexen started the Rockies’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on Monday (Sept. 29), giving up three runs on six hits (two home runs) with three strikeouts and two walks in six innings to improve to 8-2 on the season. 6.86 ERA.
Flexen pitched in 21 games for the Doosan Bears in 2020, going 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA. He helped Doosan to a runner-up finish in the Korean Series. Prior to that, he played for the New York Mets for three years from 2017, and used his success with Doosan as a springboard to return to the major leagues in 2021 with the Seattle Mariners.
The first season of his two-year, $47.5 million contract was a success. He went 14-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 games. His 2022 season wasn’t any better, going 8-9 with a 3.73 ERA in 33 games. After two years and 317⅓ innings, he picked up his option for 2023.
This season, however, he went 4-4 with a 7.71 ERA in 17 games. He made just four starts. He was eventually released. He was subsequently released by the New York Mets and signed a minor league deal with Colorado before re-entering the majors.
The team that calls Coors Field home. Flexen wasn’t as fortunate. In his second start in a Colorado uniform, he picked up his first win of the season in dramatic fashion (Aug. 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing three runs on 10 hits in five innings with two strikeouts).
At home, however, the victory would not come easily. On the second day, he faced Hyun-jin Ryu in a no-decision after giving up four runs on seven hits and one walk in 5⅔ innings. He hasn’t won a game in his last two home starts. His velocity hasn’t been great this month either.토토사이트
He finally got a dramatic home win in his last start of the season. The Dodgers were disorganized on the day, committing three errors. The Colorado offense jumped on Dodger left-hander Ryan Yarbrough early, scoring nine runs off of Flexen, who lasted until the sixth inning. They won the sixth and seventh.
The Rockies went toe-to-toe with the Dodgers’ Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, throwing a lot of strikes. In the first inning, he hit J.D. Martinez with a 91 mph fastball in the zone for a two-run double, then struck out Jason Heyward with an 83 mph changeup. In the second inning, he hit Kike Hernandez with a 93 mph fastball up the middle for a solo shot.
But Flexen didn’t allow a run the rest of the way and dominated the Dodgers offense. He struck out Freeman with a curveball in the third inning, then again in the fifth with runners on first and second with a cutter. With runners on first and third in the sixth, he induced Chris Taylor to fly out to short center with a 91-mph fastball. He induced David Peralta to ground out to third base with a changeup and cutter to end the inning. It’s hard to win a game like this.