“It’s all my fault”…Lee Eui-ri, embarrassed by victory, failed to break out of ‘100 District 5 Muwon’

“It’s all my fault.”

Lee Eui-ri (21) of the KIA Tigers started the match against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 4th and led the team to a 6-0 victory with 104 pitches, 2 hits, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts, and no runs pitched in 5 innings. Eui-ri Lee earned his 5th win of the season.메이저놀이터

Eui-ri Lee bullied the Lotte hitters, centering on fastballs (53) with a maximum speed of 153 km. He also had 26 sliders, 11 curveballs and 4 changeups.

However, on this day, the game was also difficult to solve due to the retrieval. The first inning started with a walk to lead batter Seongbin Hwang. When Yoon Dong-hee struck out, the stolen base failed, so the atmosphere was able to calm down for a while. After two deaths, he gave Jeon Jun-woo another walk, but Ahn Chi-hong was hit and passed the first inning.

He passed the 2nd and 3rd times without incident. Episode 4 was a bit of a crisis. After one shot, An Chi-hong got a right-handed hit. He struck out Jeong-hoon, but when Han Dong-hee hit a floating ball in left field, an error came out and he was driven into a crisis with 2nd out and 1st and 3rd base. However, he overcame the crisis himself by striking out Noh Jin-hyuk, the hero of the previous day, with a three-ball strikeout.

The biggest crisis was 5 times. In the 5th episode, he had a full count match with Yu Kang-nam and Kim Min-seok in a row, and eventually gave up a walk. Hwang Seong-bin was put into a crisis with 2nd and 3rd bases as he gave a sacrifice bunt.

After that, the full count continued. He had a full count match with Yoon Dong-hee and was treated as a strikeout. Jeon Jun-woo also faced an unfavorable count of 3 balls and 1 strike, but ended up dragging it to a full count and overcoming the crisis by turning it into a floating ball for the first baseman. The number of pitches exceeded 100 while distributing 30 balls in the 5th inning alone.

However, in the top of the 6th inning, the other line scored a large number of 6 points, giving Lee Eui-ri the qualification to win, and the lead continued until the end of the game.

After the game, Eui-ri Lee gave the ball of victory to the fielders, saying, “I felt sorry for the batter brothers because the defense was long every time. But I am grateful for continuing to give me strength like this.”

“It was my fault that I only digested and came down until the 5th inning. There were a lot of pitches, but there was a crisis in the beginning, and when the strike went well in the middle of the game, it was regrettable that I couldn’t go more aggressively,” he said. I should have been focused, but it’s a pity that I couldn’t concentrate.”

[OSEN=Busan, Reporter Seok-Woo Lee] Eui-Ri Lee of the KIA Tigers is regretting that Lotte Giants Min-Seok Kim of the Lotte Giants, who was safely on first base at the end of the 5th inning, walked. 2023.06.04 / foto0307@osen.co.kr

[OSEN=Busan, Correspondent Lee Seok-woo] KIA Tigers starting pitcher Eui-ri Lee sits on the mound and watches the runner for Shin Bum-soo’s throwing at the end of the first inning when Hwang Seong-bin of the Lotte Giants steals second base safely. 2023.06.04 / foto0307@osen.co.kr
Head coach Kim Jong-guk praised, “Lee Eui-ri blocked 5 scoreless innings and became a stepping stone to victory.” However, from Lee Eui-ri’s point of view, he blamed himself for not throwing more innings amid frustration.

In fact, Eui-ri Lee is active as a regular starter, but her ability to digest innings is lacking due to the first pitch. There is only one game in the All Seasons Quality Start (6 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less). On the 19th of last month, he recorded 2 hits, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings against Kiwoom in Gwangju.

However, he did not fare well past the fifth inning in most games. He was grounded before 5 innings on 5 occasions (including headshot ejection). Prior to the game on this day, the number of pitches per inning was 20.2, and the average starting innings was 4⅓ innings. Although he has 12.18 excellent pitches per 9 innings, he also has uneasy control, allowing 7.51 walks per 9 innings.

Even from Lee Eui-ri’s point of view, it’s heartbreaking. However, Lee Eui-ri again expressed his will to improve in the future. He said, “If I make my game comfortable, I think there will be good results. I try to focus on that part.” I’m trying to be aggressive, so I think I’m getting better.”

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