From 3 innings, 8 hits and 7 runs to 7 innings, 11 Ks, no runs, and an ace, why is that pitcher in the KBO?
- on Sep 05, 2023
He’s back to being an ace after one game.
NC Dinos right-hander Eric Peddie threw a perfect game against the Kiwoom Heroes. He started the game against Changwon on May 5 and threw seven innings of two-hit ball. He walked one and struck out 11. All of his pitches were perfect, including his two-seam, sweeper, and cutter. Of his 93 pitches, 62 were strikes. Despite his poor performance in his last game, there was no need to worry.
Pedi fell apart early on August 31 against the KIA Tigers. He gave up seven runs in three innings. It was his shortest start and most runs allowed in a single game. “I didn’t have a good sweeper (as my main weapon),” Kang said. I think the KIA batters prepared well.”메이저놀이터
Pedi, who took the mound for the first time in five days, was the best pitcher in the KBO. He dominated the Heroes’ bats, which have been on a roll lately.
He was dominant from start to finish. In the first inning, he struck out Rory Dawson, Kim Hye-seong, and Lee Ju-hyung in succession. Dawson and Kim, who have good hitting power, struck out swinging, and Lee struck out looking.
In the top of the second inning, we got our first hit. Lim Byung-wook hit a ball between the second baseman and the right fielder, and it hit the glove of Park Min-woo, who was backpedaling, but the runner at first didn’t move a step. Kim Hui-jip, No. 6, and Lee Hyung-jong, No. 7, struck out in succession.
In the bottom of the third, he gave up a double to Dawson and struck out Kim Hye-sung. In the top of the fourth inning, a fielding error put runners on first and second. We got Lim Byung-wook to fly out to right field and Kim Hwijip to strike out swinging. The fifth inning ended with three batters on base, Nos. 7-9.
In the top of the sixth, a runner reached second base for the first time. Kim Hye-sung walked and stole second base. The threat was quickly extinguished. She struck out Song Sung-moon, No. 4, on a swinging strikeout with two outs. She threw 80 pitches.
In the seventh, he ended the inning with a triple play with two strikeouts.
Heroes left-hander Ian McKinney, who had pitched a scoreless fifth inning, gave up a two-run homer to Park Geon-woo in the sixth.
Peddie is a strong contender for regular-season MVP alongside Hanwha Eagles slugger Roh Si-hwan. If they keep up this pace, 20 wins shouldn’t be too hard.