NC faced injury factors with the postseason just around the corner. Ace Eric Peddy was hit in the arm by a batted ball, and outfielder Park Geon-woo was excluded from the team due to a knee injury.
NC coach Kang In-kwon said before the Gwangju KIA game on the 17th, “It will be difficult for Peddie to pitch in the wild card game. “Fortunately, he was hit in the muscle and not the bone, but I think we will have to watch the progress for about two days and play catch to find out,” he said. Regarding whether he will participate in the semi-playoffs, “It is difficult to say definitively.”
Peddie started against Gwangju KIA on the 16th and pitched 5.2 innings without allowing a run. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning with a 2-0 lead, KIA Go Jong-wook’s batted ball hit his right forearm and he was replaced after finishing pitching. As a result of the examination, it was diagnosed as a bruise, but the area where it was hit was swollen, so it is difficult to predict recovery at this time.
NC’s final regular season rankings and postseason schedule will be determined based on the results of the final game on the 17th. If they finish in 4th place, they must immediately play a wild card match against Doosan on the 19th. In this case, NC, which had selected Tanner Turley as the starter for the first game, considered having Peddie take three days off before pitching if they made it to the second game, but it was completely canceled when he was hit by a batted ball. Coach Kang In-kwon said, “If we play the second game, we will prepare Song Myung-ki as the starter.”
If NC makes it to the semi-playoffs, Peddie may appear normally due to pitch spacing, but it is currently unclear due to the condition of his arm after being hit by a batted ball. NC’s fall baseball mound operation was disrupted.
In addition, outfielder Park Geon-woo’s entry was canceled that day. Manager Kang In-kwon said, “My back was always bad, but after the second at-bat yesterday, they said my knee was not good, so I replaced him after three at-bats. He went to Seoul for injection treatment. “I think we’ll have to see the status of whether or not we’ll join the postseason,” he said.
NC’s best bet is to finish in 3rd place and advance straight to the playoffs. To do so, we must win on this day and expect Doosan to defeat SSG in Incheon. NC prepared for an all-out fight despite expectations that Doosan would already secure 5th place and come out exhausted in the SSG match that day.메이저놀이터
Coach Kang In-kwon said, “I don’t think Doosan will be able to use the normal lineup because they have senior players and the fielders are highly fatigued. However, there is no law that guarantees that the opponent will win even if the key players of the first team are missing,” he said. “During the game, I will check the other side’s game and give it a try.” “We will run the game with a focus on winning unconditionally,” he said.