The free agent catcher from LG was also closed for Lotte’s hairless ace without victory
The sluggishness of Strayley, Lotte’s ‘Teolbo Ace’, who recorded an average ERA of 6.27 and 2 losses, deepens.
Lotte starting straining reel started as a starter in the match against Kia in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 20th.
In this game, 8 billion free agent catcher Yoo Kang-nam was excluded from the selection, and Jung Bo-geun, who had the best chemistry with Strayley last season, came out as the starter. Compared to other catchers, Strayle and base line compatibility was the best in WHIP (on-base percentage per inning), OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage), and ERA. However, the result led to the shortest inning steel plate this season.
Strayley’s start was good. He got off to a fresh start in the first inning, tying Ryu Ji-hyuk, Lee Chang-jin, and Socrates in a three-way tie. In the second inning, he allowed a hit to Kim Sun-bin after two outs, but ended the inning without a run.
In the top of the 3rd inning, he suddenly showed poor condition after allowing a hit to Park Chan-ho. He allowed walks to Ryu Ji-hyeok and Lee Chang-jin, and allowed a timely hit to Socrates with the first base loaded. Strayley was also seen blushing at first baseman Ko Seung-min’s mistaken hit.
Afterwards, he conceded a goal to Hwang Dae-in of Kia with a hit ball, and allowed Choi Hyeong-woo a push walk to tie the score 3-3.
Strayley got back on the mound in the fourth inning. However, after giving up a hit to lead hitter Koh Jong-wook, manager Sutton of Lotte ordered a pitcher change. Starter Strayley came down to the mound without winning four consecutive games.
Lotte, who even brought 안전놀이터out a catcher replacement card for Strayley’s rebound, was frustrated.▲ Catcher Jung Bo-geun went up to the mound to stabilize the shaky Lotte starter Strayley.▲ Lotte Strayley, who allowed a tie with a 4-ball and a walk, throws the ball and regrets it.
▲At the beginning of the 7th inning, Yoo Kang-nam, wearing a catcher’s mask, throws to the pitcher.
Yoo Kang-nam came in as a pinch hitter for Jeong Bo-geun in the second inning at the end of the 6th inning and wore a catcher’s mask from the beginning of the 7th inning.
In Lotte, Kim Jin-wook, who made a relief mound after Strayley, continued a good pitch, and in the other line, Rex had 1 hit (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 walks, and Han Dong-hee swung a fire bat with 1 hit (1 home run), 1 RBI, 1 run in 3 at-bats. , Park Seung-wook scored the final blow and Roh Jin-hyeok scored a wedge to win 5-3.
On the other hand, after winning against Kia on the 20th, the Lotte Giants swept in three consecutive matches against NC in Changwon, winning four in a row and recording 10 wins and 8 losses. Starting on the 25th, we will challenge for a 5-game winning streak against Hanwha at Sajik Baseball Stadium.