“The hyungs gave me a lot of confidence by saying, ‘You stopped it in the end’.”
Eui-ri Lee of the KIA Tigers pitched in six games in April and recorded an ERA of 2.63. In terms of ERA alone, it’s an excellent performance. However, he only digested 27⅓ innings, and there was not a single pitch for 6 innings.
His most serious problem was his walks.안전놀이터 Lee Eui-ri suffered from anxiety in every game and walked a total of 26 in 6 games. Due to the increased number of walks, Eui-ri Lee had difficulty controlling the number of pitches and was not responsible for many innings.
Eui-ri Lee desperately needed a change of atmosphere. On the 19th, he sang a hymn of resurrection in the match against Kiwoom in Gwangju. Lee Eui-ri threw 7 innings, 2 hits, 3 walks (2 walks), 9 strikeouts and 1 run. He showed off his best pitching this season and got his first quality start.
After the game, Lee Eui-ri revealed about his first seven innings pitched, “The season is long. I think I’ve taken the first step. I don’t want to be greedy. I want to put it down a little and slowly achieve it one by one.”
The most encouraging thing about this pitch is the reduced number of walks. This is the first two-walk game this season. Lee Eui-ri said, “It was very bad in the last match against Doosan (12th). But it was good to come forward and throw the ball at the last minute of pitching. It seems that the clue was found in this game.”
Lee Eui-ri must have suffered from the walk problem, but there were reliable colleagues next to him. Lee Eui-ri said, “My brothers gave me a lot of confidence by saying, ‘I finally blocked it’. ‘There is a big difference between blocking and not blocking. same,” he said.
Rookie of the Year in his debut year, first 10 wins last season. What is Lee Eui-ri’s hope for this season as she achieves her goals one by one? Lee Eui-ri said, “My goal is not to get hurt. It’s very sad to see my brothers who have been to the WBC get hurt. I felt that I could get hurt too, so I thought I should take good care of myself. I hope I can spend the season in good health in the first team.”