Director Lee Kang-cheol “Pedi, Think of it as a Throw

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Director Lee Kang-cheol “Pedi, Think of it as a Throw… We will go our Own Way”



“The starting rotation is no different from the regular season… Eom Sang-baek is used as a relief pitcher in the middle.”

NC Dinos' foreign starting pitcher Eric Peddy (30), who achieved the best performance in the KBO League this season, is the biggest topic of conversation in the 2023 professional baseball postseason.

Peddie, who won three awards including most wins (20 wins), ERA (2.00), and strikeouts (209) in the regular season, was no longer on the mound after being hit on the right forearm by a batted ball in a game against the KIA Tigers on the 16th.

The injury lasted a long time. 먹튀검증가이드

Peddie missed not only the wild card match against Doosan, but also the three semi-playoff games against SSG Landers.

NC coach Kang In-kwon announced that he would use Peddie in the playoffs (PO) against KT Wiz, but it is unknown whether he will actually be able to take the mound.

KT, which is clashing with NC, is in a potentially confusing situation.

However, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said he would not care.

Coach Lee met with reporters ahead of the Blue and White match held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 26th and said, “No matter which team came up, our starting rotation was set.

“We go our own way,” he said.

Coach Lee said, “Pedi will think he is throwing normally.

If he pitches, he pitches, and if he can’t pitch, he can’t pitch, which is advantageous to our team.”

Coach Lee Kang-cheol also revealed the PO starting lineup.

Coach Lee said, “It won’t be any different from the regular season,” and “Everyone’s physical condition is not bad.”

Accordingly, KT is expected to have William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, and Go Young-pyo as starters.

The order of pitching has not been revealed.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol added, “Benjamin and Go Young-pyo throw the ball without pain.”

Both players suffered from injuries not long ago.

Benjamin was unable to pitch normally due to elbow pain at the end of the season, and Go Young-pyo took a long break due to a right forearm contusion.

It is known that the two players have regained their normal performance after taking a break since the beginning of this month.

Eom Sang-baek, who finished the regular season early due to a rib fracture last August, has also fully recovered.

However, it is difficult to use Eom Sang-baek as a starter because he has to go through the process of increasing the number of pitches.

Director Lee Kang-cheol said, “I plan to use Eom Sang-baek as a relief pitcher.”

A plan to utilize the fourth selection exclusion has not been decided.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “We are considering whether to use PO as the 3rd or 4th starter.”

The physical condition of the batters is not bad either.

Park Byung-ho, who had been unable to play smoothly on base and defense due to calf pain throughout the season, regained his normal condition ahead of the fall stage.

However, outfielder Kim Min-hyuk is expected to have difficulty playing regularly.

Minhyuk Kim injured his thigh muscle while playing defense last month and still feels pain.

Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Except for Kim Min-hyuk, all players are in good condition,” and added, “We will focus on adjusting the players’ condition until the end.”

KT, which has improved its sense of actual combat through its own Blue and White match on the 26th, will take a break on the 27th, then hold its final training on the 28th and 29th, and then compete in the first game of NC and PO on the 30th.

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