Lotte Giants’ Dan Strayley once again knocks the first win of the season.
Lotte announced Strayley as the starter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League KT Wiz game to be held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 14th.
It is the 7th first win challenge of the season.
Strayley, a long-lived foreigner who has been wearing a Lotte uniform since 2020, has not been able to show the same appearance as in previous years.
In his first year in the KBO League, he went 15-4 with a 2.50 earned run average, and the following year went 10-12 with a 4.07 earned run average. He left Korea ahead of the 2022 season, but rejoined Lotte as a substitute during last season, leaving 4 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 2.31.
Lotte entrusted the starting mound to Strayley, who won a total of 29 wins in the KBO League alone, this year, but the results are not very good.
He appeared in 6 games this year and took only 3 losses without a win. His earned run average stands at 5.20. Even with that, he only pitched 27⅔ innings.
In a situation where the team jumped into the lead battle with momentum from the beginning of the season, Strayley’s hunting is bound to be a factor of anxiety.
While Lotte won 9 consecutive victories from the KIA Sajik Tigers match on the 20th of last month to the Gwangju KIA match on the 20th of last month, they made two appearances, but were unable to win a single victory.
In the match against KIA on the 20th, which was the beginning of the streak, he withdrew after 3 runs in 3 innings, and 6 days later, in the match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 26th, he came down the mound after 3 runs and 1 run in 3 innings. His quick replacement also means that he did not give the team enough confidence to trust and entrust him with long innings.
His hopeful part is that he achieved the first quality start of the season (QS, 6 or more starting innings and 3 earned runs or less) in his most recent appearance, against the Doosan Bears on the 9th.
He suffered a loss due to lack of support from the batting line, but with 6 hits in 6 innings (1 home run), 5 strikeouts and 2 runs, he delivered the pitching that the team wanted after a long time. On this day, he did not even give up a walk, which he had poured out 12 in 5 games before the game.
If Strayley gets on track,메이저사이트 Lotte’s run can be more powerful.
2nd place Lotte (18-11) is chasing SSG Landers (23-12) by two games.
Against KT, who fell to the bottom due to the lack of key players, they are pushed back to 2 wins and 3 losses in the season. On this day, thanks to Strayley’s good pitch, if you win, you can balance it with 3 wins and 3 losses.
On the other hand, KT puts exclusivity on the starting mound.
Exclusion-seong recorded an average ERA of 5.32 with 2 losses without a win in 5 games, going back and forth between selection and salvation this year.
After a reorganization that was canceled on the 29th of last month due to poor pitching, he rejoined the first team. The team’s native ace So-Jun Sohn left due to elbow surgery and was given a chance to start again.