“For now, we are preparing for the first game with KIA.”
Eric Peddy (30), who has established himself as an all-time ace in the KBO League as well as the NC Dinos, is preparing to pitch once more in the regular season. NC coach Kang In-kwon announced on the 12th that Peddie is preparing to pitch one more time in the regular season ahead of the Jamsil Doosan Bears game. Peddie is scheduled to start in the game against KIA Tigers held in Gwangju on the 16th.
Coach Kang explained, “We are preparing for the first game against KIA. We will need to check our condition during training, but we are currently planning to prepare for the first game against KIA.”
As of the 12th, NC is tied for 3rd place with SSG Landers (73 wins, 64 losses, 3 draws) with 73 wins, 64 losses, and 2 draws. The battle for 3rd to 5th places is fierce, including the 5th place Doosan Bears (71 wins, 65 losses, 2 draws). If NC fails to secure third place and is in a situation where it has to prepare for the wild card game, Peddie’s schedule for additional appearances during the regular season is a concern. The first game to determine the wild card will be held at the home stadium of the 4th place team on the 19th.
Coach Kang said, “I am currently contemplating with the pitching coach in many ways. If a ranking decision needs to be made there (KIA game on the 16th), I think we should focus on that game first without looking at the rest. (Wild card) For the second game, Peddy will be there.” “I think I can prepare, so I think I’ll have to watch the situation a little bit. Pedi is not injured, but he continues to complain of body fatigue and his shoulders seem to feel a little heavy,” he explained, leaving room for change. .
Peddie signed with NC for the first time this year, debuted in the KBO League, and had the best season of his life. He started 29 games and performed well with 20 wins, 6 losses, 174⅔ innings, 204 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 2.06.
A pitcher with both 20 wins and 200 strikeouts is very rare in the KBO League. Peddie became the winning pitcher in the game against the Hanwha Eagles on the 10th with a pitching pitch of 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs, becoming the 5th pitcher in KBO history to achieve 20 wins and 200 strikeouts at the same time.
In 1983, Jang Myung-bu recorded 30 wins and토토사이트 220 strikeouts, in 1984, Choi Dong-won recorded 27 wins and 223 strikeouts, in 1985, Kim Si-jin recorded 25 wins and 201 strikeouts, and in 1986, Sun Dong-yeol recorded 24 wins and 214 strikeouts. It took a whopping 37 years for Fedi to succeed Sun Dong-yeol in 1986. He is the first foreign player ever to do so.
Will Peddy pitch once more against Gwangju KIA on the 16th and achieve 21 wins and prepare for fall baseball? NC is hoping that the ranking structure will become clear before the 16th.
Coach Kang said, “I think the games today (12th) and tomorrow (13th against Changwon LG) will be important for our team. If the starting pitcher is not good, we will immediately remove him and prepare for an all-out battle. If we are ranked in the top 5, we will be ranked. “I think we can manage the game a little more easily in the fight,” he said, hoping that things would be resolved within this week.