Eui-ri Lee (21) of the KIA Tigers threw a lot of walks and gave up early.
Lee Eui-ri started the home game against Doosan Bears at Kia-Champions Field in Gwangju on the 8th, but struck out 5 in 3 innings and gave up 2 runs.
He struggled in the first and second innings, but faltered, giving up five walks in the third and fourth. In particular, on that day, he threw 77 pitches, with 39 strikes and 38 balls, with a ball-to-strike ratio of almost 1:1.
Compared to starting pitchers who, on average, throw twice as many strikes as balls, Eui-ri Lee’s pitching this day clearly showed the control problem.
In the end, KIA dealt with three batters in the 4th inning and put Lee Eui-ri, who did not catch a single out count, and Lim Ki-young on the mound.
Eui-ri Lee got off to a fresh start with a tripartite retreat in the first episode. He finished the inning with 12 balls, striking out leadoff batter Lee Yu-chan먹튀검증, center fielder Heo Gyeong-min on a flyout, and striking out Kang Seung-ho.
He pitched well in the second inning as well. He allowed Yang Seok-hwan a left-handed double, but he had already made two runs, and Song Seung-hwan struck out to end the inning.
From the 3rd episode, Lee Eui-ri was shaken sharply. He gave up three consecutive walks to Su-bin Jeong, Yoo-chan Lee, and Kyung-min Heo in a situation where there was no runner in the first four, and filled the bases with one out.
However, Lee Eui-ri and Ya Soo-jin’s own strength prevented the third inning without a run. Third baseman Byun Woo-hyeok caught Kang Seung-ho’s ground ball in the first run with bases full, and chose a home match.
Eui-ri Lee then struck out against Doosan number 4 hitter Kim Jae-hwan only with a slider and finished the inning with no runs.
However, he walked again in the 4th inning. He gave up consecutive walks to Yang Eui-ji and Yang Seok-hwan, causing a crisis on the 1st and 2nd bases safely, and eventually allowed a right-handed hit to Song Seung-hwan and conceded the first run.
KIA lowered Lee Eui-ri and put Lim Ki-young on the mound, but allowed a timely hit to Jang Seung-hyun and allowed a tie.
Lim Ki-young got Lee Yu-chan on base with a ball that fit his body and made the first out, but he caught Heo Kyung-min with a double play and finished the inning. With this, Eui-ri Lee’s own score was 2 points.
Lee Ui-ri, who stepped on the first 10 wins in his life last year, but the issue of ball control still remained as homework.