Lee Eui-ri (22) has a pitch that is comparable to that of a foreign player when it comes to the power of the ball. But he always has problems with his pitch. The basics of a pitcher are pitches, but Lee Eui-ri often walks and runs into a crisis on her own and collapses.
Lee Eui-ri took on the heavy responsibility of starting the KIA 2 this season and made his first start. On the 3rd, he started in the away game against SSG Landers of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, and became the winning pitcher with 3 hits, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings.
At first glance, it seemed like a good pitch, but upon closer inspection, it turned out to be the worst pitch. He threw a total of 101 pitches, with 6 walks and 44 bases on balls. The proportion of balls is 43.6%. What would he do if he threw a 151km fastball? A ball that does not enter the strike zone is meaningless. The 6 walks he recorded on this day is his tying record for the most walks. 안전놀이터
Lee Eui-ri, as always, pitched and caught his first pitch on this day. He gave up four walks while dealing with the first 10 batters. After that, he started to catch up with the ball to some extent. However, he had already thrown 37 while dealing with 10 batters. He started to catch the ball after throwing about 40 balls.
It was clear that he himself was embarrassed by taking off his hat and leaving the mound when he could not get his ball. Pitching coach Jeong Myeong-won and catcher Han Seung-taek went to the mound, but it did not improve. I fought alone like ‘why not?’, and in the end, I threw and caught the ball belatedly.
Yes. Eui-ri Lee is a typical starting pitcher. His control is not good, but his ball delivery is so good that he rarely allows consecutive hits. You can overwhelm the batter just by putting the ball in the strike zone.