Bok, the ‘lone 11-win’ NC pitcher, comes to town again
The NC Dinos are a typical club that is unusually strong in selecting foreign players. And the “foreigner’s uniform” is still in effect.
NC’s specialty foreign pitcher, Pedi, is the sole leader in wins. Pedi pitched a flawless six innings of one-hit ball against Doosan in the ‘2023 KBO League’ at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th to lead the team to victory.
With NC’s victory, Pedi reached his 11th win of the season and overtook LG Plutko (10 wins) to become the sole leader in wins.
It didn’t end there. Despite taking the mound for the first time in 19 days due to a sore elbow and a rainout, Pedi remained in top form, lowering his season ERA to 1.61 from 1.74 to take the lead in that category as well.메이저놀이터
There is no question that Kiwoom Ahn is the best pitcher in the KBO right now. In fact, he won the Golden Glove last year with a 15-8 record, 2.11 ERA, and 224 strikeouts, and he’s continued to pitch exceptionally well this season.
However, coincidentally, on the same day as Pedi’s start against KIA, Ahn Woo-jin had his worst outing of the season, giving up five runs on six hits in 5.1 innings. This caused his ERA to rise significantly to 2.00, giving way to Pedi’s, and he remains one win shy of the top pitcher’s title with just five wins.
Pedi leads the league with 11 wins. NC Dinos
Pedi’s performance has put a smile on the NC team’s face.
NC is always accompanied by high-class foreign players, starting with Eric Hacker, then Luchinski, and now Pedi. On the batting side, Eric Thames remains the best player in the club’s history.
Hacker, who has been with the organization since its inception, spent five years in a Dinosaurs uniform, most notably winning a Golden Glove in 2015 for his stellar pitching performance with a 19-5 record and 3.13 ERA.
Ruchinski is no slouch either. Luchinski, who played in NC for four years until last year, has a career record of 53-36 with a 3.06 ERA and a great work ethic. Pedi has also quickly integrated into the team and has the potential to be a long-lasting foreign player.
No foreign pitcher has ever posted a sub-1 ERA in the KBO. The lowest ERA was 2.07 by Doosan Rios in 2007. It remains to be seen if Pedi can continue his exceptional pitching and write his name in history.