There was no rebound this time either.
Lotte Giants foreign pitcher Dan Strayley (35) went down the mound after 3 innings against the KIA Tigers. Strayley started the game against KIA at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 20th, but withdrew with 4 hits, 3 walks (1 walk), 3 strikeouts and 3 runs in 3 innings. The total number of pitches was 66.
Strayley had only two losses without a win in the previous three appearances. In the most recent match against Daegu Samsung Lions on the 14th, he became a losing pitcher with 3 earned runs in 4⅔ innings. At that time, he had a difficult time hunting for the first pitch, giving up only 4 pitches (5 walks, 2 pitches).
Even in the game on the 20th, the content did not change much. He gave up a three-way offense in the first inning and the first hit in the second after two, but got off to a good start by dealing with the subsequent offense. The Lotte lineup provided scoring support with Jack Rex’s two-run gun in the first inning and Han Dong-hee’s solo gun in the second inning.스포츠토토
However, Strayley collapsed on his own in the third inning. Strayley, who gave up a left-handed hit to Park Chan-ho after one death, caused Ryu Ji-hyeok and Lee Chang-jin to walk on base one after another, causing the bases loaded crisis. The ball hit by Socrates Brito led to a timely hit that fell under the glove of first baseman Koh Seung-min, resulting in the first run. Strayley, who gave Hwang Dae-in a hit ball in the ensuing one-out run, allowed Choi Hyeong-woo to walk and push away to tie the game. Strayley was able to come down the mound only after he dealt with Kim Sun-bin as a shortstop.
While Lotte added another run at the end of the 3rd inning and regained the lead, Strayley allowed Go Jong-wook, the lead batter, to go on base in the 4th inning with a right-handed hit. In the end, the Lotte bench moved, and Kim Jin-wook took over the mound.
Strayley, who played an ace while playing for Lotte in the 2020-2021 season, returned to the United States afterwards, but wore the Lotte uniform again last year as a substitute for Glenn Sparkman. The total amount for the 2022 season was $400,000, but it was a condition that included the contract for the 2023 season (total amount of $1 million). Expectations were high that Strayley, who recorded 4 wins and 2 losses and an earned run average of 2.31 in 11 games in the 2022 season, would continue to play an active role again this year, but his early start was beyond these expectations.