KIA Tigers Lee Ui-ri makes his second start after returning from injury. Attention is focused on whether he can shake off his slump before returning.
Lee Ui-ri felt shoulder pain in the Suwon KT Wiz match on the 22nd of last month and left the mound after 4 innings (4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 2 runs). The next day, he was diagnosed with simple inflammation at a hospital examination and was expunged from the 1st team entry.
Lee Ui-ri, who luckily avoided a major injury, joined the first team after getting enough rest. However, in his comeback game against Munhak SSG on the 3rd, he gave up 4 hits (2 home runs), 3 walks, and 4 runs in 3 innings.
A chronic problem with ball control occurred again, preventing him from playing many innings, and he hit two home runs, almost sending the team to a loss. The season ERA again exceeded the 4-point range (4.11).
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said of Lee Ui-ri, “It was his first time experiencing shoulder pain, so he must have been worried. Even if he doesn’t have pain now, throwing in a game is different. He must have pitched with worry.”
KIA will play its first double header of the season against the LG Twins on the 9th. Hwang Dong-ha will be the starting pitcher for the first game, and Lee Ui-ri will appear for the second game. Replacement starter Hwang Dong-ha debuted this year, and has only two selection experiences, so he lacks weight. Lee Ui-ri’s role in the second game is very important.
The head coach is looking forward to improved pitching content. Coach Kim said, “On Saturday (9th), the innings and pitching will be better. If there is no pain, I can pitch much more comfortably. I think I will show better content.”
Lee Ui-ri became the winning pitcher in the game against Gwangju Kiwoom Heroes on the 16th of last month with a pitching performance of 5 hits, 9 strikeouts, and 1 run in 6 innings, reaching the 10-win mark for the second consecutive year. This season, he appeared in 22 games, pitched 103 innings, and recorded 10 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 4.11.토토사이트
Lee Ui-ri will take the mound against LG on the 9th after resting for 5 days. He is challenging the personal record for most wins in a single season, 11 wins (6 losses).