‘Last year 12 wins → this year 0 wins’ 1st designated pitcher, why did the speed of the fastball drop by 10 km?
LG pitcher Lee Min-ho’s fastball restraint dropped. Compared to last year, it was reduced by 10 km. What is the problem?
Lee Min-ho took the mound as a starting pitcher in the match against NC held at Changwon NC Park on the 21st and was knocked out early in one inning.바카라
He started with a safe second base crisis due to a bunt hit by first batter Park Min-woo in the first inning and an error in the catcher’s throw to first base. Kim Seong-wook’s left-handed hit made it safe for 1st and 2nd base, and Park Gun-woo’s left-handed hit allowed him to take the lead.
Martin was allowed to walk on the 6th pitch, putting the bases full safely. Lee Min-ho allowed another walk in the full count against Cheon Jae-hwan, and gave up the second point by pushing.
The worst was soon averted. Do Tae-hoon was treated as a grounder double hit by the second baseman, and he conceded an additional point, but caught two outcounts. He ended the inning by striking out Park Seok-min on a swing with 2nd out and 3rd base.
The LG bench replaced Lee Min-ho with Lee Ji-gang when the second episode started. He seemed to have judged that the pitch was not normal. 1 inning, 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 runs. Personal minimum innings.
I was disappointed with the pitching, but I was more concerned about the speed of the fastball. On this day, the fastball speed (based on the home team NC record) was the highest of 141 km and the lowest of 139 km.
Since his debut in 2020, Lee Min-ho’s fastball has been in the late 140km range. He went up to 148-149 km, and when he was in good shape last year, he even went up to 150 km. His fastball average velocity was over 145 km until last year.
However, in the NC game that day, the maximum was only 141 km. Perhaps because he had no fastball restraint, he only threw 5 fastballs out of 29 pitches that day. He threw mostly cutters (16) and sliders (6).
Lee Min-ho joined LG as the first choice in 2020 and was raised as the next-generation ace from the first year of his debut. The high school freshman was given a chance to start his 5th, and he digested the starting rotation with pitching intervals adjusted.
He went 4-4 in 2020 (3.69 ERA), 8-9 in 2021 (4.30 ERA), and 12-8 in 2022 (5.51 ERA).
He suffered a forearm muscle injury in his right arm after the first start of the season and spent a long time in rehabilitation. He spent nearly two months in rehabilitation before making his return to the first team on 30 May. He has 2 losses and a 5.03 earned run average in 5 games this season. no win yet
After his return, his fastball speed decreased a lot. In the previous pitch, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop mentioned the psychological part, saying, “There is no problem with the physical condition” regarding the decrease in fastball speed.
Lee Sang-young, who was discharged from the military, raised expectations as a starter, but after two games, he was demoted to the second team, revealing problems in ball control and restraint. The biggest problem for LG is the sluggishness of the native starting lineup, excluding Lim Chan-gyu. Kim Yun-sik, who performed well in the second half of last year, is having adjustment time in the 2nd team. Will Lee Min-ho also get time to reorganize in the 2nd Army?