Eui-ri Lee (21, KIA Tigers), former rookie of the year, has a jagged pace at the beginning of the 2023 season. But there are consistent strengths. Strong at full base.
Eui-ri Lee started against the Sajik Lotte Giants on the 19th and completed the mission with 3 hits, 3 walks and no runs in 5 and 2/3 innings, leading KIA to a 6-0 victory. KIA broke a five-game losing streak that started with the Hanwha Eagles on the 13th. Eui-ri Lee won her second win of the season following the match against SSG Landers on the 2nd.
Eui-ri Lee was in danger at the end of the 3rd inning against Lotte. After giving a hit to Kim Min-seok and a bunt hit to Ahn Kwon-soo, he even allowed a walk to Go Seung-min, putting the bases full.
In this situation, he overcame the crisis by striking out Jack Rex, Jeon Jun-woo, and An Chi-hong, Lotte’s main batters. All three batters caught two strikes first and showed aggressive pitching. After that, he cruised and kept the mound until the 6th inning with 2 out.
Eui-ri Lee last season (2022) was also strong against full bases. On September 24 last year, against the NC Dinos, he allowed three consecutive walks at the end of the third inning, causing a crisis, but later struck out Park Kun-woo, Yang Eui-ji, and Nick Martini, who were the NC cleanup trio. In the game against the LG Twins on October 4th, at the end of the 5th inning, with one out and bases loaded, Kim Hyun-soo and Chae Eun-seong, the opponent’s leading hitters, induced a fly ball and a grounder on third base, respectively, to create a scoreless inning.
Lee Eui-ri gave up only 4 hits against 27 batters in the 2022 season with bases loaded. His batting average is 0.167. He showed a powerful figure with only 11 strikeouts. He also faced 6 batters all season and did not give up a single hit.
Eui-ri Lee is the Rookie of the Year in the 2021 season. He is the first Tigers rookie of the year to be crowned 35 years after Lee Sun-chul in 1986. In the last season, the modifier ‘perverted with bases’ was attached. Regarding this, Eui-ri Lee reflected on himself, “It is true that I focus more on the bases full, but I think it is more important not to be placed on the bases full.”
Eui-ri Lee gave up five or more walks in all three previous games, and her command faltered. He didn’t give up many runs,메이저놀이터 but his pitching was poor. He’s definitely not in good shape.
Still, his crisis management skills remain intact. Above all, the match against Lotte was played in a situation where the team suffered five consecutive losses. As the ace of the team’s future, he played the role of a ‘lose-loss stopper’.
KIA, which showed the cohesiveness of scoring after a long time in the first game of Lotte on the 18th. He gave up this game due to bullpen hunting, but in the second game, he made a big inning and showed off his offensive power. Lee Eui-ri is also on the right track little by little.