We are attempting a feat that only three people in history have succeeded in achieving.
No matter what anyone says, professional baseball NC’s hit product this year is Eric Peddy (30), the new ‘foreign ace’. The vacancy left by Drew Luchinski, who had supported the NC starting lineup for the past four years, was completely erased. He bombarded the KBO League with his top-notch skills and became a pitcher that all teams feared.
The performance was excellent until July. In 17 games, he went 14-2, with an ERA of 1.74 (20 earned runs in 103⅓ innings) and struck out 121. He only made 12 quality starts (3 or fewer earned runs over 6 innings), 4 of which were quality starts plus (3 or fewer earned runs over 7 innings). He had a series of flawless pitching performances, never allowing more than 3 runs.
Then came August, a month I would like to forget. A game where a large number of goals were conceded occurred. It started with 5 runs allowed in 4 innings against Lotte on the 2nd of last month. He overturned the dishonor of having the fewest innings and most runs allowed in the season. He soon seemed to be getting his game back on track, but in the game against Gwangju KIA on the 31st, he had another worst performance with a nightmare of 7 runs in 3 innings. The awkward figures of 2 wins and 4 losses per month and an ERA of 4.50 remain.
It shakes but doesn’t collapse. In his first appearance in September, he pitched 7 scoreless innings against Kiwoom in Changwon on the 5th. He faced 25 batters and struck out 11 while allowing only 2 hits and 1 walk. A thrilling 2-1 victory was also presented to a team that was busy fighting for rankings.
Personal performance is also on the rise again. He solidified first place in each division with 17 wins (6 losses) and an earned run average of 2.28 (36 earned runs in 142⅓ innings) this season. He also recorded 160 strikeouts, closely following first place Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom, 164). With Ahn Woo-jin out for the season due to elbow ligament fusion (Tommy John) surgery, it is only a matter of time before he ranks first in strikeouts.바카라
The possibility of winning three crowns (triple crown) increases with a pitcher who simultaneously dominates the categories of wins, earned run average, and strikeouts. It is a rare record that only three pitchers in history have succeeded. ‘Legend’ Sun Dong-yeol achieved the Triple Crown a total of four times in 1986, 1989, and 1990-1991. ‘Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin followed in 2006 when he announced his professional debut, and the last runner, Yoon Seok-min, achieved a milestone in 2011. Pedi is trying to continue the legacy that has been lost for the past 12 years.
It’s not just this. Achieving ‘more than 20 wins and an ERA in the 1-point range’ simultaneously is still within reach. Only four people succeeded: Park Cheol-soon (1982), Choi Dong-won (1985), Sun Dong-yeol (1986, 1989, 1990), and Kim Hyun-wook (1997). Among these, there is no precedent for a pure selection win. Pedi takes on the first step.