The ‘best pitcher’ in the first half of this season’s professional baseball is Eric Peddy (30, NC Dinos).
Peddy started the home game against the Lotte Giants held at NC Park in Changwon on the 12th and won his 12th win (2nd loss) of the season with a good pitch, allowing 1 run in 6 1/3 innings. He pushed out Adam Plutko (LG Twins), who was tied for first place in most wins before the game, and rose to the sole lead in the division. In addition, since 2015, when the 10-team system began, it has even set a tie record (15 games) for wins against clubs before the minimum game.
Among the various incomes, the most eye-catching is the average ERA. Peddie’s ERA slightly dropped from 1.73 to 1.71 after the Lotte match. He was the only one of 21 pitchers to fill regulation innings to finish the first half with an earned run average of 1. Title contenders such as Raul Alcantara (Doosan Bears, 2.03) and Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom Heroes, 2.44) faltered for a while, but it was thanks to the fact that they maintained their pace until the last appearance in the first half. The most points conceded by Pedy in a game is 3 (three innings). 10 quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 or more starting innings) are the most on the team.
“It couldn’t have been better in the first half,” said Peddy. NC won 12 wins (3 losses) in 15 games in which Peddie started. The win rate reaches 80%. As of the 13th, 30.8% of the team’s victories were taken by Pedi, so his existence is one of the driving forces for continuing the competition in the top 5.
When Peddy’s NC trip was announced last winter, baseball fans were highly interested. Peddy is an active big leaguer who has played 100 innings in the Major League (MLB) for the last two consecutive seasons. NC, where Drew Luchinski (Oakland Athletics) chose to return to the MLB, needed a replacement card to fill his vacancy. After fierce competition, he won the ‘Feddy Recruitment Battle’, but it did not mean that he did not have a dubious look. This is because there are not one or two foreign players in the history of the KBO League who were expelled after leaving a report card that did not live up to their name value.
Peddie dispelled the concerns. He freely throws a two-seam fastball that easily exceeds 150 km/h, a cut fastball, a changeup, and a sweeper, a type of modified slider. He is a pitcher, but his pitches are also excellent. His walks per 9 innings are low at 2.31. Regarding Peddy, Ahn Woo-jin said, “The speed is fast, but the movement (movement) is bad. His control is good, so I don’t think there’s much to say. A pitcher who doesn’t score well (low ERA) is the best.”메이저놀이터
After successfully completing the first half, Peddie wrote the wrong answer note first. He said, “I know that I can’t play a game with good results and situations every time, but I think I need to minimize that part.” I want to help more,” he said.
NC, where injuries continued to rise, had recent ups and downs. In the 15 games played since the 22nd of last month, they have only 4 wins (11 losses). Peddy was responsible for two of these wins. The existence of Peddy, who plays the role of a ‘loss streak breaker’, is just as important. He predicted a counterattack in the second half, saying, “It’s unfortunate that our team has had a hard time, but it was good to come together as a team through the process and effort to overcome this part.”