“I can’t put it off any longer, I’m definitely going out for the 3rd game of PEDY” Kang In-kwon decides, 20 wins, 209 K Super Ace finally enters fall baseball
“I will definitely go to the third game.”
NC Dinos’ absolute ace Eric Peddy’s fall baseball appearance date has been set. Peddie will start in the 3rd game against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL postseason semi-playoff held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.
Peddie was hit on the right arm by Go Jong-wook’s batted ball in the Gwangju KIA Tigers game on the 16th. At the time, everyone was so worried that it was fortunate that it did not lead to serious injuries.
Peddie was also left out of the wild card game against the Doosan Bears, and did not start in the first and second semi-playoff games against SSG. He did some bullpen pitching the day before, but decided that he was not yet in 100% condition.
However, NC coach Kang In-kwon cannot postpone it any longer. If the second game is held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd, there will be only one win left to advance to the playoffs. If Peddy finishes in Game 3, he can get enough rest and face the playoffs with KT Wiz.
Director Kang In-kwon said, “There is nowhere to go. “I will definitely go out in Game 3,” he said. “Yesterday’s bullpen pitching was not done with 100% strength. He threw at about 90% power. It was for inspection. It is true that he himself feels a little anxious, but it is no longer time to delay. “He will definitely pitch in Game 3,” he said.
Peddie played in 30 games this season, recording 20 wins, 6 losses, 209 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.00, serving as NC’s super ace. He is the first foreign pitcher to achieve the Triple Crown, and is being mentioned as a strong candidate for this season’s league MVP. In particular, he set a record of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts 37 years after Sun Dong-yeol.
Director Kang In-kwon also said, “Just being there is definitely helpful. However, there are concerns about him due to his injury, so I am wondering under what circumstances he should be replaced. Still, it is true that I am reassured because Peddie plays a big role in our team,” he said with a smile.메이저사이트
He continued, “We will have to see my condition today and tomorrow, but it is difficult to maintain 100% condition. I think I have to endure it myself and play the game. I’m not thinking about innings or pitch count. “I’m going to watch the game and think about it,” he added.
NC, which will have only one win left to advance to the playoffs if it wins on this day, has the same starting lineup as the previous day. Designated hitter Son Ah-seop, second baseman Park Min-woo, right fielder Park Geon-woo, center fielder Jason Martin, left fielder Kwon Hee-dong, third baseman Seo Ho-cheol, catcher Kim Hyeong-jun, first baseman Oh Young-soo, and shortstop Kim Joo-won, in that order. Kim Seong-wook, the hero of the previous day, remains on standby as a replacement today.