10 wins for the second year in a row, surpassed the regulation innings, and ranked 4th in wins
“It’s good for the team to win”.
KIA Tigers left-hander Lee Yi-ri reached the 10-win plateau for the second straight year. He started the game against the Kiwoom Heroes at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on April 16 and pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out nine. He received strong support from his team’s bats, leading them to an 11-3 victory.
The win was his 10th of the season. It was the second straight year that the team reached double-digit wins. The team has a lot of games left to play, so the number of wins is likely to increase. It was also the day that Yang Hyun-jong, who had been playing as an ace, was removed from the roster to recharge his batteries after a recent string of poor performances.
Lee proved to be the next ace in the lineup. There was no major crisis until the fifth inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Kim Hye-sung singled and Dawson walked to load the bases. A batter later, Song Sung-moon gave up a double to the right-center field fence, giving up the first run of the game, but Lee struck out Lee Won-seok and Lee Joo-hyung to get out of the jam.
Threw 99 pitches. His fastball topped out at 149 mph. He relied on his fastball, mixing in a slider, changeup, and curveball. He threw five or more innings in each of his last four games. In three of them, he threw a quality start. His QS success rate is over 75%. The second half of the year was a different story, as he only had two in 16 games.
The team surpassed the regulation innings and moved up to fourth place in wins. After the game, Lee said, “We’re still in the middle of the season. It just feels good to have a good game. You have to help each other win. I want to put more weight on the team’s victory than my own,” he said, emphasizing team first.
“I tried to keep it constant. We tried to keep the 메이저토토사이트 whole action on the field as low-key as possible, and it worked out well. The Kiwi batsmen see the ball well and have their own zones. I tried to make them hit it as much as possible. I tried to keep the tempo up. I also threw when Taegun asked me to,” Lee explained the secret to his recent success.
Lee can pitch up to 10 games in the remaining schedule. However, his league appearances will be reduced due to his participation in the Asian Games. With his batting and fielding support, he could easily add three or four more wins. “I think the more wins I have, the more wins the team will have,” Lee said.