This wild card match is not easy.”
NC Dinos monster ace Eric Peddy (30) failed to appear in the wild card game. Coach Kang In-kwon said the above ahead of the final game of the season against the KIA Tigers on the 17th. At the same time, he said, “It looks like it will be difficult to pitch before the wild card, and I think I will have to watch the progress a little longer.”
Peddie pitched 5⅔ innings against Gwangju KIA on the 16th, allowing 3 hits, 5 strikeouts, and no runs. He finished the regular season with a 20-6 record, a 2.00 earned run average, and 209 strikeouts, earning MVP honors. Sun Dong-yeol failed to be summoned in the second inning, but what was even more painful was that his forearm muscle was hit by Ko Jong-wook’s batted ball with two outs in the sixth inning.
The results of the examination showed that it was a simple bruise, but due to this injury, it is unclear when Peddie will start the postseason. Coach Kang In-kwon said, “I think we should watch him play catch. “It’s hard to say anything in the current situation.” For NC, the fact that the possibility of 4th place increased even with the use of a pedi was painful, but they also encountered another variable: the physical condition of the pedi.스포츠토토
Coach Kang In-kwon said ahead of the game on the 16th that if NC plays in the wild card game in 4th place, there is a possibility that Tanner Turley will be played in the first game on the 19th and Peddie will be pitched in the second game on the 20th. However, Coach Kang virtually eliminated the possibility of Peddie appearing as a wild card. On this day, he only said that Song Myeong-ki was designated as the starting pitcher for Game 2.
For one reason or another, it is the final two-game series with deep wounds for NC. If NC catches KIA on this day and the Doosan Bears catches SSG Landers, they will advance directly to the semi-playoffs in third place. However, coach Kang In-kwon believed that Doosan, which had already secured 5th place, would not go all out two days before the wild card match.
Even worse, NC’s leading hitter Park Geon-woo was left out of the first team when he went to Seoul for a checkup due to knee pain. Coach Kang In-kwon explained that injection treatment is necessary, but it will not affect postseason preparations.