KIA Tigers pitcher Lee Eui-ri was knocked out early after 4 innings. because of shoulder pain.
Eui-ri Lee started an away game against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 22nd, throwing 76 balls in 4 innings, scoring 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs.
Eui-ri Lee’s replacement was not due to poor performance by two runs. A KIA official said, “Lee Eui-ri complained of discomfort in his left shoulder and was replaced.” 안전놀이터
Lee Eui-ri, who challenged for 11 wins of the season, announced an uneasy start by giving up 2 runs in the early part of the game. Lee Eui-ri, who allowed Kim Sang-su to hit after one out in the first inning, sent Alford out with a ball that hit him, and then faced a crisis with one out, second and third bases with a wild throw. Afterwards, Yi Eui-ri, who allowed Jang Seong-woo to hit the ball again and let the bases loaded, allowed Moon Sang-cheol to hit in the infield and concede a run. After that, Hwang Jae-gyun gave an additional hit and was dragged to 0-2.
However, Eui-ri Lee found stability after that. Eui-ri Lee, who caught Oh Yoon-seok with a ground ball in front of the pitcher and took a breath, caught Park Kyung-soo with a fly ball in the outfield, erasing the risk of conceding an extra run with one company loaded. In the 2nd inning, he made a tripartite inning with 2 strikeouts, and in the 3rd inning, he struck out with 2 ground balls in a row. After one out in the 4th inning, he allowed a hit to Oh Yoon-seok and faced a crisis by allowing Park Kyung-soo to base as a fielder, but later overcame the crisis by catching the two batters with a big hit. Afterwards, Eui-ri Lee went down the mound in exchange for Hyeon-shik Jang at the start of the 5th inning. On this day, Eui-ri Lee’s fastball (41) had a maximum speed of 149 km/h, and he faced KT’s lineup with change-ups (21) and curves (11), but was in danger of losing due to the early game hunting and injury.