‘Even RYU couldn’t do it…’ KBO’s top ace chases a dream record, and it’s close to becoming a reality

The realization of the record-breaking dream is right in front of your eyes. Eric Peddy (30, NC Dinos)메이저사이트, the best ace representing the existing KBO league, challenged to achieve the simultaneous achievement of ’20 wins – 1 point in ERA’, which had disappeared for about 20 years. This is a record that even Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) could not achieve.

The NC Dinos won 14-1 in the home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the LG Twins at Changwon NC Park on the 25th. With this victory, NC kept 4th place in the league by marking 53 wins, 49 losses and 2 draws. SSG Landers, third in the league, and the ride were narrowed down to three games. On the other hand, LG maintained first place in the league rankings with a record of 65 wins, 39 losses and 2 draws.

NC foreign ace Peddy started the game that day and recorded his 16th win (5 losses) of the season by pitching well with 3 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts and 1 run (1 earned run) without throwing a single 4 pitches in 7 innings. . NC won 14-1 with his good pitch.

The NC lineup burst into firepower from the beginning and supported many goals. After scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning and adding 4 runs each in the 3rd and 4th innings, he took an 11-0 lead. After adding 2 runs in the 5th inning and 1 run in the 6th inning, they eventually won 14-1

In fact, unlike the first half, Peddy started the second half in a somewhat uneasy state. In the first half, Peddie started 15 games and posted a fantastic record of 12-2 with a 1.71 ERA. However, in the second half, before this game, they were exposed to a somewhat shaky appearance, such as losing three times in four games in August alone. Regarding this, NC coach Kang In-kwon, the command tower, continued to send trust before the game, saying, “Before this game, I recorded 1 win and 3 losses in August, but rather than Pedi’s failure, the other line was silent on the day he started.”

And Peddy met the expectations of the command tower while receiving strong support from the other line on this day. Peddy’s total number of pitches is 80. In the end, Peddy took his 16th win (5 losses) of the season with his team’s victory. He mixed 36 two-seams, 33 sweepers, 9 cutters, and 2 changeups, and the highest speed of the two-seam came out to 154 km. In addition, the sweeper also had a maximum speed of 135 km. 52 strikes. His control was good with 28 balls.

Peddy made the eyes of the home fans gathered at Changwon NC Park happy by throwing perfect pitches until 2 outs in the 5th inning. In the first inning, lead batter Hong Chang-ki grounded out second base, Shin Min-jae struck out on a swing, and Moon Bo-gyeong grounded out third base. In the second inning, he struck out Austin, struck out Oh Ji-hwan as second baseman, and struck out Kim Min-seong. In the third inning, Park Dong-won was put out with a ground ball to third base, and Moon Sung-joo and Park Hae-min were induced side by side with a left fielder’s floating ball on the first pitch. In the 4th inning, including 2 strikeouts, even pinch hitter Lee Jae-won turned the catcher foul fly out and deleted the inning. After two outs in the 5th inning, the perfect march was broken by giving Kim Min-seong a right-handed hit, but he caught the follow-up Heo Do-hwan with a looking strikeout. In the sixth inning, he allowed a hit to lead batter Moon Seong-joo, but struck out Choi Seung-min and eliminated Son Ho-young with a double hit in front of third baseman. In the 7th inning, after two outs, LG foreign batter Austin Dean hit a solo shot, but that was it. He completed all of his duties on the day by inducing his follow-up, Jung Joo-hyun, to a floating ball in right field. In the end, with the team winning that day, Peddy ranked first in the multi-win category alone with 16 wins, and the average difference jackpot was ranked first with 1.97.

After the game, Peddie said, “I got 14 RBIs or assists from the team. I was able to play well today because I got more help than ever before. I always work hard and communicate a lot with my teammates so I can play a good game. There was, and I think I was blessed,” he said of his victory. “The more I work with Ahn Joong-yeol and the battery, the better it gets. Everyone is the same, but I’m so happy and satisfied to be able to work together. In the future, so that we can finish important games and remaining games well so that we can go to the playoffs. And even if we go to the playoffs I will do my best to do it,” he promised. As soon as he entered the KBO league this season, Peddy is emitting a force that is virtually equal.

Peddy is currently posting 16-5 with an ERA of 1.97. He has 103 hits (9 home runs), 29 walks, 146 strikeouts, and 34 runs (29 earned) in 132⅓ innings, with a WHIP (on-base percentage) of 1.00 and a batting average of 0.212. Quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings) pitched 15 times. Now, if Peddy adds 4 wins right away, he will step on the 20-win mark. NC still has 40 games left, so the possibility of achieving it seems sufficient. Here, he aims for an average ERA of 1 point. Previously, Park Chul-soon in 1982, Choi Dong-won in 1985, Seon Dong-yeol in 1986, 1989, and 1990, and Kim Hyun-wook (only in the bullpen at the time) in 1997 achieved a record of ’20 wins-average ERA of 1 point’. And this time, after 26 years, Pedi boldly took on the challenge.

Peddy is a new foreign pitcher that NC recruited in December for a contract fee of $200,000, an annual salary of $800,000, and a total of $1 million. A graduate of Nevada State University, he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2014 draft. After debuting in the big leagues in 2017, he played in 102 major league games (88 starts), recording 21 wins, 33 losses, and an ERA of 5.41 in 454⅔ innings. At the time, the NC club said, “A right-handed overhand pitcher with a height of 193 cm and a weight of 92 kg,” he said, “with an average fastball of 149 km (up to 153 km), he mixes two-seam, cutter, curve, and changeup. Stable pitches and various pitches The ground ball induction ability based on this is evaluated as an advantage,” he explained. And Peddie is proving once again that NC was not mistaken.