Lee Eui-ri was excluded from the list due to a finger blister a day before the convocation date of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. The KIA club and the player themselves said the blister was completely healed, but Ryu Joong-il, who leads the national team, eliminated Lee Eui-ri a day before the call-up, citing concerns about a recurrence of blisters and that he would not be able to play long innings. Public opinion raged.
Lee Eui-ri also couldn’t hide her upset feelings. But instead of grumbling, he proved by his performance. Lee Eui-ri showed good performance in three consecutive games, including seven scoreless innings (against NC on the 927th), one run in 5.1 innings (against KT on October 3rd), and one run in 5.2 innings (against Samsung on October 9th). In particular, contrary to concerns that he would not be able to throw more than 80 pitches, he threw 109 and 115 pitches in succession, showing that his body condition was fine. 스포츠토토
On the 7th, the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team beat Taiwan and won the gold medal. I was happy with the achievements of my close brothers and sisters, but on the other hand, I must have mixed feelings that I couldn’t go there with them. KIA fans comforted Lee Eui-ri’s heart. In an interview with Lee Eui-ri’s great player after the match on the 9th, fans waved yellow cheering sticks and performed a performance to hang Lee Eui-ri the gold medal “fan-provided.” Lee Eui-ri, who was encouraged by home fans, also responded with a bright smile.
Lee Eui-ri, who met with reporters after the match on the 9th, wept as if complicated emotions crossed when the Asian Games question was asked. Lee Eui-ri, who barely opened her mouth with a firm heart, said, “We have to leave the unfortunate part behind. Just because I’m sad doesn’t mean I’m going to give myself a gold medal,” he said. Lee Eui-ri added, “If the national team calls us in the future, we will always be ready to play.”
Lee Eui-ri prepares for the final appearance of the season, leaving his red nose and tears behind. The NC match is likely on the 17th. As of the 9th, NC is in fourth place without a ride with Doosan in third place and SSG in joint fourth place. It is three games behind sixth-ranked KIA. If KIA wins the remaining games as much as possible, it is highly likely that the day of Lee Eui-ri’s appearance will be an important game that can change the ranking. Lee Eui-ri said, “I hope it’s an important game until I take the mound. I’ll prepare well,” he said, renewing his commitment.
This must have been a big ordeal for Lee Eui-ri, who has been a member of the national team since his debut season and has been relentless in winning the Olympics, World Baseball Classic (WBC), and Rookie of the Year awards. However, he is only 21 years old, and he is still young. As he said, he put down the disappointing time and runs again today.