NC monster ace Eric Peddy, who achieved a great record for the first time in 37 years, has a plan to end the regular season with the KIA game on the 16th. However, in this case, if NC takes 4th or 5th place, Peddie will not be able to participate in the first game of the wild card match. 메이저사이트
NC coach Kang In-kwon said ahead of the final match of the season (game 16) against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 12th, “Peddy is preparing to start the game against Gwangju KIA on the 16th.”
Peddie started against Hanwha in Changwon on the 10th and achieved his 20th win of the season and 204 strikeouts with a pitching pitch of 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs. It was the moment when he achieved the feat of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts for the fifth time in KBO League history. The first foreign player.
In addition, following Sammi Jang Myung-bu (30 wins, 220 strikeouts) in 1983, Lotte Choi Dong-won (27 wins, 223 strikeouts) in 1984, Samsung Kim Si-jin (25 wins, 201 strikeouts) in 1985, and Haitai Sun Dong-yeol (24 wins, 214 strikeouts) in 1986. A major record was created after 37 years.
With NC having 5 games left until the end of the season, Peddie plans to end the season with the game against Gwangju KIA on the 16th. However, in this case, if NC finishes the season in 4th or 5th place, it will not be able to participate in the first game of the wild card series scheduled for the 19th. Even if they participate in the second game, they will have to take a three-day break.
Coach Kang said, “If the rankings are not decided in the KIA game on the 16th, Peddie will go out without looking back. “Tanner can take the mound in the first wild card game and Peddie can take charge of the second game,” he said. “However, Peddie is complaining of fatigue due to the number of innings. He said his shoulders felt heavy. “He is not injured, but we need to check his condition during preparation.”
NC is tied for 3rd place, 1.5 games ahead of 5th place Doosan, and is giving its all-out effort in every game to advance directly to the semi-playoffs. Coach Kang said, “I am concerned about other teams, but our victory comes first. “Today and tomorrow’s games are especially important,” he said. “If the starters are not good in today’s game, we plan to prepare other pitchers and give an all-out effort.” Fortunately, the team atmosphere is currently in a good state.”
The NC that meets Doosan starter Jang Won-jun is Son Ah-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Park Geon-woo (right fielder), Jason Martin (center fielder), Park Han-gyeol (left fielder), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Park Se-hyuk ( Catcher) – Park Joo-chan (third baseman) formed the starting lineup. The starting pitcher is Lee Jae-hak.
Meanwhile, Seo Ho-cheol, who is out for the season due to an ankle ligament injury, is expected to return in the postseason. Director Kang said, “The swelling remains, but the recovery speed is faster than expected. “I think he will be able to play in the postseason,” he said.