“I thought it was time to settle in a bit…” The NC Dinos’ Eric Peddie has exceeded even his manager’s expectations.
The NC Dinos, led by Kang Myung-ho, rode a two-hit harmony to a 9-3 victory over the Hanwha Eagles in the first game of the second half of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 21st.
Starting on the mound, ‘Ace’ Pedi pitched 6⅔ innings of four-hit ball with one walk and eight strikeouts to earn his 13th win of the season. He gave up a run in the seventh inning, but all of Hanwha’s top hitters, including Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-sung, failed to reach the infield.
“I don’t think she has any ups and downs,” Kang said of Pedi. She has a very good technique. Also, there is some unfamiliarity with the sweeper, and I thought it was time for the hitters to get used to it, but I think the hitters are struggling a bit because they have other pitches,” he analysed, adding, “He has a cutter, a two-seam, and a changeup. It seems like he has everything.” He laughed.
When asked to compare him to the best foreign pitchers in the history of the league, such as Dustin Nippert and Daniel Rios, both of whom he played with in the Doosan Bears, he said, “I think Pedi is at the top of the list in terms of pitches and skills.”카지노사이트
“Niepert had some difficulties with his pitches,” Kang said. He had a hard time adapting in the beginning, but I think he’s already much more adaptable. I think Pedi’s rating is a little higher,” he added.
The opponents have their work cut out for them. Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said, “I think if you want to take advantage of Pedi, you have to completely abandon everything else and just hit one shot, and it’s hard to hit that one shot. I don’t know exactly how much of a sweeper it is, but you might have to aim for that. The two-seam and cutter are not easy to hit even if you try,” he said, adding with a bitter laugh, “I don’t know where they get players like that.”