Overwhelming strikeout rate, zero home runs, lowest batting average… Lee Eui-ri, if you get caught, you’re invincible.
It is invincible if the first ball is caught…
Eui-ri Lee started the match against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium on the 4th and recorded 2 hits and 4 walks with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. did. He only threw 5 innings due to the large number of pitches and went down, and thanks to the bullpen support of Lim Ki-young 3 scoreless innings and Kim Yu-shin 1 scoreless inning, he harvested 5 wins in the season.메이저놀이터
Lee Eui-ri holds the record by surpassing Kiwoom An Woo-jin, the best pitcher in the KBO League. Strikeouts are overwhelming. He struck out 68 batters in 49⅓ innings. Strikeouts per 9 innings reach 12.41. 11.63 Ahn Woo-jin is the number one record. NC Eric Peddy (11.40), who is chewing on the league, is also lower than Lee Eui-ri.
On May 30, against KT in Gwangju, he pulled out 11 in 5 innings, setting a personal record. His batting average of 1.8 5 is also the lowest among pitchers in the KBO League. It is higher than Ahn Woo-jin’s batting average (.202) and Doosan ace Raul Alcantara (.196). There are no home runs here. Woojin Ahn gave 2 pieces, Alcantara 4 pieces, and Peddy gave 5 pieces.
That’s how powerful the position is. In the third year of the league, the power of fastball increased. The power of a four-seam who recorded a maximum of 153 km is amazing. The ball itself is also heavy, so it is not the type to be easily attacked by just throwing four-seam. On top of that, he throws a slider, changeup, and even a curveball for breaking balls, so batters have no choice but to get hit.
[OSEN = Reporter Lee Seok-woo, Busan] On the 4th, a match between the Lotte Giants and the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League was held at Sajik Stadium in Busan. is sitting on the mound and looking at the runners for the throw.
The reason Lee Eui-ri, with such a pitch, is unable to produce the highest level of indicators in the league lies in his pitching. The basic responsibility of a starting pitcher, a quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings), was only one inning out of 11 games. On May 19, against Kiwoom (Gwangju), 7 innings and 1 run were the only ones. He is averaging 4⅓ innings per game. Lim Ki-young, a long man who can always play 3 innings because he doesn’t eat a lot of innings, is waiting in the back.
His walks per 9 innings are overwhelming at 7.49. Lotte Han Hyun-hee, second, has 4.10. His pitches do not work well, so the number of pitches per inning reaches 20 (20.3). It is also number one. Although he has few hits, he has many walks, so his on-base percentage per ini reaches 1.50. He is 25th out of 27 starting pitchers in regulation innings.
Nevertheless, he is recording an ERA of 2.55 (6th place). Since he won 5 wins while showing a close-knit show, his WAR is the highest at 1.35 among starting pitchers in the team. The first place is Ahn Woo-jin (2.84). It’s no exaggeration to say that he only uses about 50% of his abilities. It’s clear he’ll be the best pitcher in the KBO League once he gets his pitch.