“I know. I want to be like you.” Blue-eyed fever, summoning SUN even in autumn, and a welcome surge “The real reason I’m excited?”
“I know I’m always being talked about.”
The hype for Eric Peddie (30-NC Dinos) was not in vain.
Peddy pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out 12 and walking one in Game 1 of the postseason playoffs against the KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday.
Pedi has been a revelation in the KBO this season. In 30 regular-season games, he posted a 20-6 record with a 2.00 ERA, including 21 quality starts (six or more innings pitched and three or fewer earned runs allowed).
He is only the fifth player in 37 years to record 20 wins and 200 strikeouts since Hae-tae Sun-dong-yeol in 1986.
He was hit in the right arm by a pitch in his last start of the regular season against the KIA Tigers on April 16, forcing him to take a long break. 카지노사이트 He missed the wild-card game and the semifinals. He was scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the semifinals, but felt discomfort after pitching out of the bullpen and had to delay his start.
NC’s wait was perfectly rewarded. On the day, Pedi used a mix of pitches up to 155km (37) and his main arsenal of sweepers (49), changeups (7) and cutters (5) to hold KT to three hits (one home run) and one run in six innings with 12 strikeouts.
He gave up a solo home run to Moon Sang-chul in the third inning, but retired the entire KT center field lineup in order in the fourth.
In the fifth inning, he was a bit agitated about a call. When his pitch against Moon Sang-chul was ruled a ball, he furiously protested to the umpire. It didn’t turn into a big fight as NC coach Kang Myung-hwa himself came to the mound to stop the umpire. Even the opposing coach was shaken by the protest, but Pedi was a professional. He immediately regained his composure and continued to pitch well. It was a testament to his immersion in fall baseball and a sign of things to come.
Pedi struck out Park Byung-ho in the bottom of the sixth inning to record his 12th strikeout. It was the most strikeouts in a playoff game in KBO history. The previous record was 11, set by Hae-tae Sun Dong-yeol in 1989 and Doosan Flexen in 2020.
After the game, Pedi said, “The hitters got a lot of hits early in the game. It helped us get into the game. “I tried to come back as healthy as possible. I focused on resting, and I think it paid off today because we won.”