NC Dinos Eric Peddy set a KBO League record again. In addition, he also showed respect for Seon Dong-yeol.먹튀검증
Peddy started in the first game of the playoffs (3 wins out of 5) against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 30th and recorded 3 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 run, and 12 strikeouts in 6 innings. He showed off quality start pitching (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings as a starter) and led NC to a 9-5 victory. The batting line also supported a large number of runs in the early stages of the game, lightening Peddie’s shoulders.
On this day, Peddie seemed possessed and caused the opposing batters’ bats to wander. In particular, the main weapon, the sweeper, was powerful. Peddie set the record for most strikeouts in the playoffs. The previous record was 11 by Sun Dong-yeol of the Haitai Tigers (Pacific Dolphins in the third game of the playoffs on October 17, 1989) and Chris Flexen of the Doosan Bears (game 1 of the playoffs against KT on November 9, 2020).
Peddie, who pitched perfectly, won MVP in the first game of the playoffs. Peddie, who was interviewed by reporters after the game, gave credit to his teammates, saying, “The batters increased their RBIs from the beginning, so it helped us solve the game.”
In fact, even before the opening, it was difficult to expect NC to perform well. However, NC overcame the negative evaluation and finished the regular season in 4th place and advanced to the postseason. And they defeated the Doosan Bears in the wild card game, and continued their winning streak with three consecutive wins in the semi-playoffs against SSG Landers. NC, which even put KT to sleep in the first game of the playoffs, won five games in a row in the postseason.
Peddie said, “It is NC’s culture that any player plays with the mindset that they must win on the field. Although NC was evaluated as an underdog, they won 5 straight games in the postseason. Our goal is to advance to the Korean Series without any major problems.”
Peddie was hit by a hard hit in the Gwangju KIA game on the 16th. Although he was unable to perform on stage in the fall because his physical condition was not perfect, he returned in good health. He expressed confidence in his health, saying, “After pitching 6 innings, I felt okay. There is some discomfort, but I can overcome it. I’m not too worried.”
Peddie broke Seon Dong-yeol’s record in the playoffs. Even during the regular season, Peddie was often mentioned along with Sun Dong-yeol. This is because he recorded 20 wins and 200 strikeouts for the first time in 37 years since Sun Dong-yeol in 1986. Peddie is also well aware of the reputation of ‘KBO League Legend’ Sun Dong-yeol. Peddie expressed his respect for his senior, saying, “I know Seon Dong-yeol’s name well. He is pitching with the intention of wanting to be just a little bit like him.”
Coach Kang In-kwon also gave a thumbs up to Peddie’s performance, saying, “Pedi always pitched as good as we expected. I was worried and concerned about the injury, but he pitched regardless of the injured area. I’m going to go in and check the injured area as well.”
Meanwhile, Peddie recorded 20 wins, 6 losses, 209 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.00 in 30 games this season. He ranked first in most wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. Peddie, who won three awards as a pitcher, is also a strong candidate for MVP.