Is ‘Super Ace’ Eric Peddie okay? It is of utmost interest not only to the semi-playoff (semi-PO) opponent SSG Landers, but also to the KT Wiz and LG Twins.
It was fierce until the end of the regular season. The winner was SSG, which took 3rd place, while NC unfortunately fell to 4th place. Even amid the battle for rankings, NC coach Kang In-kwon expressed confidence in the postseason. This is because there was a ‘20-win pitcher’ Peddie.
Although the power of the sweeper declined somewhat in the second half of the season, Peddie had such an absolute presence that he was considered the strongest MVP candidate this season. His phenomenal record of 20 wins, 6 losses, 2.00 earned run average, and 209 strikeouts is enough to explain it. It is the triple crown of ERA, most wins, and strikeouts. In addition, he received the honor of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts for the first time in 37 years.
Peddie’s challenge to reach an ERA of 1 during the regular season was blocked by an unexpected injury. On the 16th, in the game against the KIA Tigers, with no runs in 5⅔ innings, he was struck in the forearm by a ball from KIA Go Jong-wook. The NC bench decided on an immediate replacement, and Peddie unfortunately had to step down with one out count left.메이저놀이터
According to the results of the examination, it was not an injury, but since he is a pitcher and that pitcher is Peddie, NC is paying utmost attention.
I couldn’t participate in the wild card match anyway. Tanner Turley was in charge of the wild card game, and the team was on the rise as it ended in one game thanks to the great performance of Seo Ho-cheol, who scored 6 RBIs including a grand slam.
However, Peddie’s name was not included in the starting matchup for the first round of the semi-PO scheduled for the 22nd. NC Shin Min-hyuk and SSG Elias face off.
NC responded, “There is no problem with the catch ball, and we completed training on the 20th.” However, no one can guarantee the timing and possibility of Peddie’s appearance.
Coach Kang and other NC coaches plan to check Peddie’s condition again on the 21st and consider when to pitch in the future.
SSG Elias recorded 7 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.77 this year, and Shin Min-hyuk recorded 5 wins, 5 losses, and 3.98. The regular season record of both teams was 8 wins and 8 losses.