’20-win pitcher’ Eric Peddy’s start in Game 3 of the semifinals was canceled. “I unintentionally became a liar,” said NC manager Kang Myung-ho.
Before Game 2 of the semifinals against the SSG Landers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 23, NC Dinos manager Kang Myung-ho announced Pedi as the starter for Game 3.
However, after the game, he changed the starting pitcher for Game 3 from Pedi to Tanner Tully.
The reason for the change was Pedi’s physical condition.
Peddie was hit in the forearm by a batted ball against the Gwangju KIA Tigers on April 16 and had to leave the game. He was diagnosed with a simple bruise, but was removed from the roster for the wild-card game out of concern for his health. Kang’s status for the semifinals was also in the spotlight, and the manager announced him as the starting pitcher for Game 3 before the game.
However, it was not to be.
“Pedi complained of discomfort immediately after training today, and although there was no major abnormality as a result of the hospital checkup, the player himself is worried,” Kang said. “I don’t think he’ll be able to pitch in Game 3, and we’ll have to wait and see in Games 4 and 5.” When asked if the victory in Game 2 influenced his decision to change the starting pitcher, he emphasized, “Not at all,” and said, “We need Pedi to come out, but not necessarily to win.”
After the game, the NC club announced, “After examination, it was diagnosed as mild elbow 카지노 impingement syndrome. It’s a mild (injury) that doesn’t affect his ability to get on the mound and throw the ball.”
SSG, which is on the brink, will pitch Oh Won-seok in the third game, while NC, which has won two straight games, will pitch Tanner.