43-pitch bullpen pitching → PO preparations are complete’… 20 wins, 200K aces, the fight against the two-week gap has now begun  

All preparations have been completed. However, the battle to overcome the considerable gap of 13 days has begun. Eric Peddie, the special ace with ’20 wins, 200 strikeouts’, has finally finished preparing for the sortie.

Peddie conducted bullpen pitching during his own training held at Changwon NC Park on the 27th. He finished preparing for the actual battle by throwing a total of 43 balls. Now, if there are no more problems, he will prepare to start the first game of the playoffs.

With 20 wins, 6 losses, and 20 wins and 6 losses in 30 regular season games, an ERA of 2.00 (40 earned runs in 180⅓ innings) and 209 strikeouts, he set a record of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in 37 years, and was named the fourth pitcher in history to achieve the triple crown (highest number of wins, ERA, and strikeouts). Pedida left behind.

This kind of Feddy was the player who dominated the semi-playoff series against SSG. The problem is that Peddie never pitched during the series. The decision on whether or not Peddie would pitch not only shook NC’s plans, but also complicated the minds of SSG, the opposing team. In the end, Fedi became a figure who terrified SSG without ever appearing on the mound, and fell after being pushed to the edge. On the other hand, NC completed a series sweep with crazy players appearing in every game even without Pedi. 

In the final game of the regular season, against Gwangju KIA on the 16th, Peddie was directly hit by a batted ball on his right arm. Fortunately, it was a forearm bruise, but he was unable to start in the first game of the semi-playoffs as he concentrated on recovering from the injury. He was now ready to pitch in Game 3 of the semi-playoffs, and Coach Kang In-kwon was confident, but even this was not easy. The player felt anxious due to symptoms of right elbow impingement syndrome, and ultimately did not pitch even once during the semi-playoff period.

Coach Kang In-kwon also said about Peddie’s condition, which changes every day, “I’m sorry for feeling like a liar,” and “I’m so sorry to SSG, too, so I delivered a message through the head coach.” Although I couldn’t reveal it, I couldn’t help but feel heartbroken at Pedi’s changing physical condition and inner thoughts every day.

Now, Director Kang In-kwon and NC’s emotional distress can disappear. In the 4th game of the semi-playoffs, Peddie was able to appear. However, as the series ended in Game 3, Peddie was given more time to rest. And on the 27th, they completed their bullpen pitching and completed preparations for the first game of the playoffs against KT. A club official said, “There was nothing unusual after the bullpen pitching.”

The fact that he was able to pitch and that bullpen pitching was completed normally shows that the aftereffects of Peddie’s accumulated fatigue have subsided to some extent. The question now is how Peddie overcomes his time off. There was a 13-day gap after the last appearance of the regular season on the 16th. About 2 weeks.메이저사이트

Manager Kang In-kwon said after the 3rd game of the semi-playoffs, “It seems like he will lose his senses, but since he has time, he plans to adjust his senses through bullpen pitching. “He might struggle at the beginning of the game, but he’ll be fine after one inning.” 

Peddie was placed on the injured list after complaining of discomfort in his forearm while preparing for his next appearance after the Changwon SSG game on June 9 (allowing 2 runs in 6 innings). After 19 days, on the 28th, against Doosan, he showed that there were no effects of the injury by throwing 6 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs. Except for this period, Peddie played every part of the starting rotation. At the time, coach Kang In-kwon planned for Pedi to rest, but as forearm pain came, it naturally became a period of rest. 

Even on his first appearance on the mound in 19 days, there were no problems with Pedi. On June 28, his first appearance on the mound in 19 days, against Doosan, Peddy led Soo-bin Jeong to a ground ball to the second baseman after 7 pitches in the first inning, Gyeong-min Heo to a ground ball to the third baseman after 4 pitches, and Jae-hwan Kim to a ground ball to the third baseman after 4 pitches, leading to a three-way throw in the first inning. It has been finished. He also seemed to be able to overcome the problem of feeling for the game with his pitch.

However, complex factors such as the accumulated fatigue from throwing the most innings in his career, the new pressure of the fall baseball stage, and the somewhat disappointing opponent record against KT (3 games, 1 win, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.65) may plague Peddie’s return game. there is. Will Peddie be able to overcome the two-week gap and show the strength of the complete NC? /jhrae@osen.co.kr

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