The NC Dinos are concentrating on how to use Eric Peddy, the ‘foreign ace’ for the rest of the season.
NC coach Kang In-kwon met with reporters after the KIA Tigers match scheduled at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 30th was postponed due to rain and said, “The key is how to arrange Pedi in the remaining schedule.”
Peddy, who was active as the fifth starter in the US Major League until last year, is proving his class in the KBO League this season. As of the 30th, he threw 22 games and 132⅓ innings, recording 16 wins and 5 losses with an earned run average of 1.97. In addition to revealing the aspect of an innings eater to the extent that 15 of his 22 games were decorated with quality starts (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less), he is contributing to NC’s mid-level fight with a high win rate.
Coach Kang said, “Peddy’s most pitched in a season was 146 innings. It is true that I was concerned about the thought that if I was the first starter in the KBO League, I would have to throw 180 to 200 innings.” It was because of overwork and injury concerns, but he has been doing well physically so far.” Regarding whether or not to compete for MVP this season, he said, “Wouldn’t it be the most powerful if we just accumulate more wins?” He said, “There are competitors like Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha), but looking at the cases so far, it seems that the pitchers have had a more favorable side.” “I’ve watched excellent foreign pitchers such as Dustin Nippert and Drew Luchinski, but among them, Pedi has the strongest fighting spirit and competitive spirit,” he praised.스포츠토토
Expectations are high that this kind of pedi will play a role in NC’s final ranking competition. NC, which has to play 18 games with only the remaining games, is facing a forced march, including 3 away games and 2 home games with SSG Landers at the end of October, and 2 consecutive games with Hanwha Eagles and then to Gwangju to play two games with KIA in a row. . In addition, the remaining games to be held after September 10th also have to digest the tight schedule. The key is how to use the ‘calculated’ pedi in the position where you need to add even one more win.
Coach Kang said, “I’m still thinking about what kind of game Peddy will play and how the rotation of the domestic starters will be arranged.” Regarding the possibility of Peddy’s appearance after a 4-day break, he said, “That part is also a consideration. (New foreign player) Tanner’s schedule will be added to the decision after comprehensive consideration.”