NC Dinos Eric Peddie is finally ready to go.
Manager Kang Myung-ho nailed down the timing of ace Eric Peddie’s start for the second game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason semifinals at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday. Peddy will now prepare for Game 3.
Regular-season super ace Eric Peddie, who finished with 20 wins, 209 strikeouts and a 2.00 ERA, was ruled out of both the first and second games of the semifinals as well as the wild-card deciding game due to a right arm contusion on the 17th.
He threw out of the bullpen for the first time since the injury the day before (Feb. 22) and threw 19 pitches. Kang said he was at 90 percent after the game the day before. With one win in the semifinals and an 87.5% chance of qualifying for the playoffs with a first-round victory, NC is looking to push SSG.
Speaking about the timing of Pedi’s appearance, Kang said, 짱구카지노 도메인 “There’s nowhere to go back. “I don’t think he’s 100% recovered, and I know he has his own anxiety. But I can’t put it off any longer, so I’m planning to play in the third game unconditionally.”
For SSG, losing Game 2 would literally mean the end of the line. NC, on the other hand, will have to overcome the disadvantage of the starting matchup of Song Myung-ki and Kim Kwang-hyun to win three straight games to reach the playoffs.
“Having an absolute ace definitely helps,” he said, “but I’m worried about their injury status. I’m also worried about the timing of when I need to make a substitution. It’s good to have him there. I don’t think it’s going to be easy to keep him at 100%,” he added.