“Lee has been running nonstop.”
Starting with the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in Japan in March, the 21-year-old left-hander has been running nonstop.
He returned to work immediately after the tournament. Starting on April 2 against SSG and ending on April 22 against KT, he pitched 100 innings in 21 games. His total pitch count this season is 1,940 pitches. His pitch count is 19.4 pitches per inning. This is a big difference from KT Wiz’s Ko Young-pyo, who threw 1811 pitches in 132.2 innings, or 13.6 pitches per inning.
The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) is also scheduled for late September. For 21-year-old left-hander Lee Yi-ri (KIA Tigers), it’s been a non-stop season.
On the 22nd of this month, an abnormality was detected. In the second and third innings, he threw a fastball that reached 136 kilometers per hour. Given that Lee’s average fastball is 150 kilometers per hour, it was clear that he had a shoulder problem.
“He suddenly threw the ball slower and slower, and after the inning, he told me that he felt a little stiff,” KIA manager Kim Jong-guk told reporters on the 23rd.
Lee was pulled after throwing 76 pitches in four innings and headed straight to a nearby hospital because he felt something wrong with his shoulder. But it turned out to be a simple sprain.
“I was very worried,” says Kim, “but fortunately, 안전놀이터 it was diagnosed as a simple sprain. “I was worried, but luckily, it was diagnosed as a simple sprain. I don’t even need an injection. I’ve been running nonstop with some strain, so I think I need to rest for about a turn.”
Although he was removed from the roster on the 23rd, he will accompany the first team instead of going down to the second team. “I’ll be accompanying the first team, checking on his condition from time to time and training with him,” Kim said.
“It’s a good thing. It’s the best of both worlds,” said Kim, who will continue to monitor Lee’s condition. Lee will be replaced on the 29th.