Eric Peddie (NC Dinos) met the 19-win requirement with an overwhelming performance against the Doosan Bears. Achieving 20 wins is really approaching.메이저놀이터
Peddie started the match against Doosan in the 2023 KBO League regular season held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 19th and pitched well with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 12 strikeouts in 6 innings. On this day, he hit a sinker (sinking fastball) speed of 154 km/h, and his season ERA also dropped to 2.13. Peddie maintained the team’s 2-0 lead until the 6th inning, achieving the requirements for a scoreless quality start (6 or more innings, 3 earned runs or less) and 19 wins for the season, and came off the mound in the 7th inning.
It was literally an overwhelming pitch. Doosan hitters had a hard time even putting a ball in play against Peddie. Doosan’s top batting lineup, which had been showing good batting recently, retired after recording two missed swing strikeouts and only a ground ball to shortstop on the first pitch against Peddy in the first inning. The second episode wasn’t much different either. Yang Eui-ji, who was considered one of the best hitters this season, struggled against Peddy until the seven-pitch game ended, but ended up only striking out a missed swing. The second inning also consisted of two missed swing strikeouts and a fly ball.
Fortunately, the third episode was Peddie’s only crisis. Peddie gave up a heavy hit to Park Gye-beom with one out in the bottom of the third inning when the team was ahead 1-0. The follow-up hitter, Jo Soo-haeng, attempted a bunt, but Peddy was late in handling it, and the hitter and runner survived. After two outs, Kim Jae-ho reached base with a walk after a full count, and the crisis spread to the bases being loaded.
Peddie overcame the crisis on his own. Against Doosan’s No. 3 hitter Yang Seok-hwan, he immediately got two strikes with two sweepers, and in a two-ball, two-strike situation, he struck out a looking striker with a sinker that hit the right-hander’s low outside corner. Seok-Hwan Yang expressed his disappointment by not being able to get out of the batter’s box during a change of offense and defense, but Peddie’s control and position were perfect.
That was all there was to the crisis. In the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings, Peddie perfectly caught all of Doosan’s batting lineup. On this day, Peddie completed his mission as he struck out all three batters in the bottom of the 4th inning and the strikeout streak continued until the 6th inning.
His performance, recording a total of 12 strikeouts, was as outstanding as his scoreless pitching. 12 is his career high this season. His previous record was 11, recorded against Changwon Kiwoom Heroes on the 5th.