Lotte foreign pitcher Strayley recorded his first win in 7 games this season.
Strayley pitched as a starting pitcher in a match against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 14th. He had 3 losses and an earned run average of 5.20 in 6 games prior to the game without a win. Against KT, he became a losing pitcher with 5 runs in 6 innings in early April.
On the 9th, the previous appearance, against Doosan, he rebounded by recording 6 innings and 2 runs, the first quality start of the season. The good trend continued until the KT match.
Strayley threw 106 pitches in 6⅓ innings that day, recording his first win of the season with 4 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs. Reported victory in 7 matches. He had a fastball maximum speed of 147 km, threw a slider (24), changeup (18), curve (11) and cutter (8) in addition to fastball (45).
After two outs in the first inning, Alford walked and allowed a stolen second base. Moon Sang-cheol was treated as a catcher foul fly. In the second inning, after one death, Kim Sang-soo was allowed a heavy hit. The runner advanced to second base with a wild throw from 2nd and 1st base, but Park Kyung-soo struck out.
In the third inning, he struck out two and committed a three-way offense. After one out in the 4th inning, Moon Sang-cheol was allowed a double in the middle right. In the crisis of conceding, Seong-Woo Jang got 2 outs with the first baseman flying ball out. When he became 2nd and 1st and 2nd base with a walk, KT appointed Park Byeong-ho as a pinch hitter. Strayley struck out on a swing with a changeup.
In the 5th inning, lead hitter Park Kyung-soo reached base with an infield hit by second baseman, but the following three batters were treated as criminal hits and continued scoreless. In the 6th inning, Alford, the lead batter, walked. Moon Sang-cheol got rid of the runner with the third baseman grounder double hit. Jang Seong-woo got a fly ball out in center field.
Strayley, who also pitched in the 7th inning, struck out Kim Sang-soo and got a right-handed hit by Jung Joon-young. Pitching coach Bae Young-soo climbed the mound and announced the pitcher change. Lotte fans on the third base side applauded and cheered for Strayley as he returned to the dugout. 토스카지노
“It was really nice to hear the fans chanting my name,” Strayley said after the game.
After overcoming the sluggish performance in April, he said the secret to his recent improvement was “to throw a lot of strikes. In the beginning, I missed the target I wanted to throw a little bit, but now it seems to fit right where I want it.”
Despite Strayley and Barnes’ sluggishness in April, Lotte is running second. Strayley promised to work hard, saying, “Individual success means nothing. No matter how good I am, if the team doesn’t succeed, I’m not happy. There’s still a lot of season left.”