“If LG and KT are brought down and ranked first… ” Ace with 19 wins, has a bigger dream than 3 crowns + MVP
NC Dinos’ 19-win foreign ace Eric Peddy (30) has a bigger dream than winning three awards as a pitcher and being the regular season MVP. The goal is to take down 2nd place KT and 1st place LG in the remaining 23 games, rise to 1st place in the regular season, and challenge for a combined championship.
Peddie started the 13th game of the season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 19th and reported his 19th win (6 losses) of the season with 6 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts, no runs, and 106 pitches. .
He easily achieved his 18th quality start of the season by using two-seamers (45), curves (46), cutters (12), and change-ups (3) with a maximum distance of 154 km in the right places. It was a day where he surpassed the previous record of 11 strikeouts (against Hanwha in Daejeon on April 30th and against Kiwoom in Changwon on September 5th) and even set a new record for individual strikeouts in a single game.
Feddy, whom we met after the game, said, “I went into today’s game with the thought that Doosan was the team right behind us in the rankings. “I gave my all, but I am very satisfied with the win,” he said, adding, “Of course, there were moments when I wasn’t in the location I wanted, but thanks to catcher Kim Hyeong-jun’s good framing, I was able to pitch well.”
[OSEN=Jamsil, Reporter Ji Hyeong-jun] NC Peddie is roaring as he struck out Doosan Yang Seok-hwan with bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. 2023.09.19 /email@example.com
Peddie almost lost the victory due to Lee Yong-chan’s poor performance in the 9th inning. This is because Lee Yong-chan hit a solo home run from Yang Eui-ji with two outs in the 9th inning, leading 2-0, and then sent out Jose Rojas due to a catching error by second baseman Park Min-woo. However, he caught Kang Seung-ho with a ground ball to shortstop and ended the game without allowing a tie.온라인바카라
Feddy said, “Strangely enough, I watched the game with a calm mind in the 9th inning. The reason I was able to win 19 games was because of my defense and bullpen pitchers. “I continued to watch the 9th inning with that belief,” he said, expressing his trust in his teammates.
Peddie, who raised his season record to 19 wins, 6 losses, and an average ERA of 2.13 in 26 games, maintained first place in wins (19 wins), average ERA (2.13), and strikeouts (181), increasing his chances of winning the pitcher’s triple crown. In history, there are only three pitchers who have achieved three wins: Dong-yeol Sun (1986, 1989-1991), Hyun-jin Ryu (2006), and Seok-min Yoon (2011). If Fedi wins the triple gold medal, he will become the first foreign player to do so.
Peddie said, “Honestly, I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about it, but I want to think about the team more than the individual. “The team needs me, and if I miss even the slightest good pitch, the Triple Crown will be lost,” he said. “I have the mindset that I can throw at any time the coach needs me.” “When I think about the playoffs, I want to take a little break, but I can pitch for the team at any time,” he said honestly.
Regarding the regular season MVP award, “I heard a lot of people say that NC is not suitable for fall baseball this season, but I played a good game with my teammates, and if I play as well as I did today (19th), I definitely want to win the MVP award. “If I win the award, I will give the MVP honor to my teammates and the club,” he said.
3rd place NC, with Pedi on its back, won 2 consecutive wins recently and 6 consecutive wins on Tuesday, beating 4th place Doosan by 3.5 games and maintaining the gap with 2nd place KT at 1 game.
Peddie said, “It is very important to see the team that is chasing you, but personally, I am only looking ahead and running.” He added, “I don’t think there will be anything better than taking down LG and KT and going to the postseason as first place in the regular season,” expressing his desire to go directly to the Korean Series. revealed.