KIA Tigers young starters Lee Eui-ri (21) and Yoon Young-chul (19) overcame the crisis well.
Third-year left-hander Lee Eui-ri started the away game against the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 8th and performed well with three hits and two walks in five innings. He contributed to KIA’s 7-0 victory and won his 7th win (5 losses) this season.
He had a hard time managing the number of pitches by throwing 32 balls in the bottom of the first inning, but there was a sense of stability 꽁머니사이트 overall after that. In particular, he effectively blocked the opponent’s main right-handed hitters such as Hwang Jae-kyun, Bae Jung-dae, and Jang Sung-woo. In the first game of the first inning, it was known that the four-seam fastball changed to a ball combination centered on breaking balls in the third and fourth games. It is most encouraging that he gave up only two walks. He did not allow a walk-on base in three full-count matches.
Lee Eui-ri suffered from severe poor control, giving up 16 walks in 12 2/3 innings in his previous three games. As the number of pitches increased, he couldn’t play many innings, and he was knocked out early in all three games. In the match against the Gwangju NC Dinos on June 16, he scored the most runs (7) this season.
In the end, KIA manager Kim Jong-kook excluded Lee Eui-ri from the first-tier entry on the 28th of last month and gave him time to reorganize. Lee Eui-ri showed a resting effect. Although it was a rebound in one game, it was meaningful to reduce the number of walks allowed, which was the biggest problem this season.
Rookie left-hander Yoon Young-chul (19), who had slowed down, also rebounded by adding a multiplier in five games. He pitched well with four hits and two runs in six innings against the SSG Landers on the 5th. KIA won 17-3 and Yoon Young-chul recorded his fourth win (4 losses) of the season.
Yoon Young-chul also had a bad pace recently. He was sluggish with the most hits (11 hits) and runs (7) in his debut against Gwangju NC on the 17th of last month, and he was excluded from the first-tier entry for 10 days and adjusted his pitching balance, but he also struggled with four runs in five innings against Gwangju Kiwoom Heroes on June 28.
In the match against SSG on the 5th, his control was outstanding. In particular, the main weapon change-up, which was focused on in the match against NC, which gave up seven points, showed its power again. He used 13 hits and didn’t allow any hits. He had a lower pitch than the previous Kiwoom match, but he was effectively used to catch a strike or induce a hit. At the top of the sixth inning, Guillermo Herredia, the league’s No. 1 hitter, and Kang Jin-sung, who recently had a good batting sense, were ground balls with changeups, respectively.
KIA’s domestic pitchers, who had been shaken for a while, found themselves, and even the batters fired hot fire, creating a foothold for the mid-range leap. Lee Eui-ri and Yoon Young-chul are also expected to contribute to the team’s rise.