The momentum of the NC Dinos in fall baseball in 2023 is unusual.
NC won 7-6 in the third game of the semi-playoff (quasi-PO) against SSG Landers held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.토스카지노
NC, which had pushed SSG to the brink by winning the first and second games held on the road, won the third game, achieving its third consecutive win and advancing to the playoffs. Including the first game of the wild card match against Doosan, they have not lost a single game in this postseason and are on a 4-game winning streak.
Above all, NC’s four consecutive wins are receiving even more attention because they were achieved without Eric Peddy, who is considered the best ace in the league.
Peddie appeared in 30 games in this year’s regular season and achieved outstanding results of 20 wins, 6 losses, 209 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.00. He achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in a single season for the first time in 37 years since Sun Dong-yeol (24 wins, 214 strikeouts) of the Haitai Tigers in 1986. Peddie, who ranked first in wins, ERA, and strikeouts this season, is also a strong MVP candidate.
NC, which finished the regular league in 4th place, naturally had to have Peddie as its first starter in the postseason, but faced unexpected bad news. Peddie suffered a bruise on his right arm after being hit by a ball hit by Ko Jong-wook in the regular season against KIA on the 16th, and was ultimately unable to serve as the first starter in the postseason.
NC, which was facing a crisis, had Tanner Turley, who started the first game of the wild card game against Doosan, lost 7 hits and 5 runs in 4 innings, but with the power of the batting line and bullpen, he overcame the crisis and advanced to the semi-PO.
However, Peddie failed to appear in both the first and second matches of SSG and Jun-PO. NC coach Kang In-kwon originally announced Peddie as the starting pitcher for the third game of the semi-PO at home, but his physical condition was not perfect, so he urgently changed it to Tanner.
If NC had lost Game 3 of the semi-PO, Peddie was likely to start Game 4, but as the series ended in Game 3, Peddie’s appearance was also postponed.
If there are no major health problems, Peddie is scheduled to start in the first game of the playoffs (PO) against KT to be held on the 30th.
Currently, NC’s momentum is sky-high. Above all, winning four consecutive postseason games without Peddie was an unexpected achievement. Thanks to the propaganda, Fedi had plenty of time to rest. If Peddie returns healthy and shows powerful pitching skills, NC can even look at advancing to the Korean Series.
But behind the victory, there is also an invisible fatigue. NC’s bullpen was overloaded as Ace failed to pitch in the wild card game and semi-PO.
Tanner appeared in 2 postseason games and lasted only 6 innings, and Song Myung-ki, who started the second game of the semi-PO, was dismissed early after allowing 2 runs in 3 innings. This was the result of the starting pitchers not doing their job.
Victory team Kim Young-gyu, Ryu Jin-wook, and closer Lee Yong-chan participated in all postseason games and threw the ball with all their might. If Peddy had stayed healthy, the bullpen could have been used more sparingly and made the playoffs.
They are currently cruising along, but in order to win the Korean Series, NC must play up to 12 games. So far I’m doing fine without a pedi, but now I need a pedi.