Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burns (29, Milwaukee Brewers) is sluggish at the beginning of the season.
On the 6th (Korean time), Burns started against the New York Mets in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
From the beginning of the game, Burns could not block the opponent’s batting line. He gave up a lot of hits and collapsed. In the end, he failed to fill the 5th inning and went down the mound after allowing 7 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs in 4⅓ innings. After starting the opening game against the Chicago Cubs on the 31st of last month, he was shaken with 4 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings, and has been sluggish for two consecutive games.
Burns was drafted by Milwaukee with the 111th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Since his big league debut in 2018, he has been active for five seasons and has grown into a league-top pitcher and franchise star.
The 2021 season had a perfect year. He won 11 wins, 5 losses, 167 innings, an earned run average of 2.43, 234 strikeouts, and a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 0.94, holding a record among the National League. Last year, he played 33 games and did his part with 12 wins, 8 losses, 202 innings, an ERA of 2.94, 243 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.97. Last season, he had a splendid season with the most appearances in the major leagues and the king of strikeouts.
Despite his good performance, Burns was not recognized for his worth. In February, I received a notice from the Major League Salary Adjustment Committee to “accept the club’s offer.” Burns wanted an annual salary of 10.75 million dollars (about 13.9 billion won), but he had to sign for the club’s offer of 10.01 million dollars (about 13 billion won), which hurt Burns.
On the 7th, the US local media ‘The Cold Wire’ wrote, “Milwaukee fans are worried about Burns’ sluggish performance.” The media wrote, “Burns’ relationship with the club was damaged during the off-season salary adjustment process. It may not be related to the sluggishness, but it is the worst start to the season.”
“Fans are naturally concerned about the ace’s sluggish performance. Burns has the best control and command, but he is recording 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in 2 games. It’s early in the season, but it’s not a good performance,’ he added.
In fact, Burns is known to have reduced the speed of his main weapon cutter by an average of 1.5 miles per hour (about 2.4 km) compared to last season.토토사이트
The media expected a rebound despite Burns’ sluggishness. “It’s definitely strange that Burns has been sluggish, but it’s still early in the season. There could be an injury (condition disorder) that we don’t know about,” he said.