NC with no 1st and 2nd base bunts… Eui-ri Lee’s hunting game, the opposing team actively uses it

The opposing team is actively taking advantage of KIA Tigers left-handed pitcher Eui-ri Lee (21)’s pitch hunting.

The match between the NC Dinos and the KIA Tigers at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 25th. In the beginning of the second inning on this day, NC had a chance to run 1st and 2nd base safely against Eui-ri Lee. However, the NC bench did not issue a bunt sign.

NC coach Kang In-kwon said about this situation at the time, “I focused on increasing the number of pitches for (opponent starter) Lee Eui-ri. When you bunt, the number of pitches decreases. The goal was to increase Lee Eui-ri’s number of pitches and make him stronger quickly,” he explained.

In other words, Lee Eui-ri will throw a lot of balls unless he bunts and hits early. To put it more bluntly, Lee Eui-ri means that his control is not good.

The game went according to Kang’s plan. At the time, NC Kim Joo-won, who entered the plate with no 1st and 2nd base, struck out after a full count of 6 pitches, but Lee Eui-ri walked the next batter Oh Young-soo and then hit Do Tae-hoon with a hit ball, giving up 1 run. did. In the end, Eui-ri Lee threw 87 pitches in 4 innings and gave up early.

Looking at the ERA, Lee Eui-ri complies with ERA of 1.99 and 2 wins (2 losses), but just looking at the game, I can’t help but laugh. In four games, he faced nine batters with bases loaded.

In particular, with runners on first and second bases, he gave up five walks and made the bases full. With runners on first and second base, he faced 18 batters and gave up only two hits.

However, he did not give up a single hit, except for the score for pushing away with a ball that hit the opponent’s body.메이저사이트

He stands out for his crisis management skills after letting runners out so far. However, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk was concerned about this. Coach Kim said, “If there are a lot of free on-base (such as walks), there will be cases where it collapses one day. It’s getting better, but I need to pay more attention to my control to reduce walks.”

There is a risk of collapsing, but the opposing team can win easily through the strategy of ‘Lee Eui-ri Early Steel’. On the 25th, Lee Eui-ri walked too much and was knocked out early after 4 innings, so long relief Lim Ki-young and Kim Ki-hoon got on the mound and played a total of 3 innings. Because of this, Lim Ki-young and Kim Ki-hoon could not pitch in the game the next day, the 26th. For KIA, it means that they lost two bullpens.

The starting pitcher’s role is to cover many innings. Lee Eui-ri has many reasons to catch his first pitch as soon as possible.

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