“I didn’t intend to go long” 35-year-old hairy Ace in crisis… ERA 6.27, Lotte trust disappears

“I thought it was necessary to change the atmosphere.”

Lotte’s biggest concern at the beginning of the 2023 season is the sluggishness of foreign pitchers. Dan Strayley has an average ERA of 6.27 with 2 losses in 4 games, and Charlie Barnes has an ERA of 10.80 with 1 loss in 2 games. This means that a foreign pitcher has not given the team a single win since the start of this season.

The two foreign pitchers made a shocking move in April in that they led the Lotte mound last year. Strayley made a comeback last year as a substitute player and recorded an ERA of 2.31 with 4 wins and 2 losses in 11 games, and Barnes recorded an ERA of 3.62 with an average ERA of 12 wins and 12 losses in 31 games.

In the case of Strayley, he was immediately replaced by Kim Jin-wook when he got a right-handed hit from lead hitter Ko Jong-wook in the top of the 4th inning with a 4-3 lead against Busan KIA on the 20th. The number of pitches was only 66, and even though he gave up 3 runs, it was an unexpected replacement that came out in a situation where the team was ahead.

However, the early replacement of manager Larry Sutton had its own reasons. According to the baseball statistics site Statties, Strayley’s hit rate in the 1st to 3rd innings this season is 0.319, which is significantly higher than 0.167 in the 4th to 6th innings. Looking at this figure, it can be seen as a curious replacement, but the hit rate within 1 point is high at 0.313.

The average speed of the fastball this season has dropped slightly from 143.7 km in the 2022 season to 142.3 km this year. Compared to 2021, which was 145.9 km, it decreased by about 3 km. Crucially, his fastball batting average soared from 0.315 last year to 0.421 this year. overall not good

Director Sutton said, “In the first and second episodes, the pitch was good and the pitch was good. He also had a walk in the 3rd inning and did not show any coordination skills.” In fact, there were walks and dunes in the process of allowing 3 runs in the 3rd inning. Coach Sutton said, “Experienced pitchers reset their mentality by drinking water and resting after an inning change, but Strayley couldn’t control it. He did not intend to go long and saw the need for a change of atmosphere.”

Manager Sutton did not comment on Barnes, but the sluggish performance of foreign pitchers is certainly embarrassing. Park Se-woong, who has not been in 100% condition after going to the WBC, is struggling, and Han Hyun-hee, who was recruited from the free agent market, is also not good. The real ace is Kyun-an Na.

By the 20th, the starting ERA was 6.04,카지노 and the bullpen ERA was 6.02, both at the bottom. The task for Lotte to rise to the middle and upper ranks came out clearly. First of all, while helping the resurrection of Strayley and Barnes, it seems that we need to prepare a plan B as well.

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