Lee Yi-ri (21-KIA Tigers), who returned from the disabled list with a blistered finger, pitched a disappointing game in his final outing before being called up to the Asian Games baseball team.
Lee took the mound against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea, on Nov. 21 and struggled, allowing five runs (four earned) on two hits, two walks and three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
Lee was named to the final baseball roster for the Asian Games and is expected to join the team on the 23rd. He took the field two days before the call-up, and it didn’t go well.
After being placed on the disabled list with blisters on his fingers after a start against the LG Twins on Sept. 9, Lee returned to the first team roster today.
Lee got off to a good start, retiring the first three batters he faced – Lee Jin-young, Choi In-ho, and Noh Si-hwan – in order. Against his Asian Games teammate and the leader in home runs (30), Noh struck out on three pitches.먹튀검증
But Lee suddenly struggled with his pitches in the second inning, when his team took a 3-0 lead.
Lee walked Nick Williams and hit Chae Eun-sung with a pitch before giving up an infield single to Kim Tae-yeon to load the bases.
After Jung Eun-won followed with a double to right, Lee induced Lee Do-yoon to ground into an infield single, but shortstop Kim Kyu-sung made a throwing error to tie the game at 3-3.
Shaken, Lee walked Choi Jae-hoon, forcing the KIA bench to make a pitching change. The next two runners came home, and Lee’s lead ballooned to five runs.
It was Lee’s worst outing of the season. His 1⅓ innings were the fewest since May 25 against Hanwha (1 inning), when he was ejected for a head shot.
Ryu Joong-il, the national baseball team’s head coach, was on hand to watch Lee’s performance.