“Proud and greedy”…this is what an ‘ERA & Wins’ ace looks like

June 29, 2023 0 Comments

“If I can keep my ERA low, it’s good for the team….”

Pedi pitched six innings of one-hit ball with one walk and six strikeouts against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 28.토토사이트

Prior to that start, Peddie was 10-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 12 appearances. He is tied for the league’s best 10-game win streak.

After giving up two runs in six innings against the SSG Landers on April 9, he took a short break due to elbow soreness and returned to the mound against the Changwon Hanwha Eagles on April 25. He pitched one inning, but due to heavy rain, the game was declared a rainout and his “official comeback” was pushed back.

With two more days of rest, Pedi tightened up the Doosan lineup. His fastball topped out at 153 kilometers per hour, and he used a mix of curves (28), cutters (19), and sliders (10) to keep the Doosan bats at bay.

After retiring three batters in the first through fourth innings, Pedi was hit by a pitch with one out in the fifth, but it didn’t lead to a run, and a walk in the sixth also didn’t lead to a run.

With a total of 79 pitches, Peddie left the mound in the seventh inning. NC won 4-1 and snapped a five-game losing streak.

After the game, Peddie said, “I felt very strong throughout the game. “Coming into the game, I threw a lot of pitches and hoped I wouldn’t have to go the distance, and I was happy with the way it went,” he said. “In the sixth inning, I threw a lot of pitches and was under a lot of stress, so it was the right decision to come out of the game.

His last start on the 25th could have broken his routine, but Pedi said, “It helped me a lot. I was able to keep my feel for the game, so it went well without much difficulty.”

“I hadn’t pitched for a few weeks, so the first inning was a bit of a challenge. In times like this, you have to believe in yourself and good things will come, so I threw with that mindset.”

“I felt bad for my teammates because I couldn’t go on the road with them, and I couldn’t be with them at home games. At times like this, I took my rehabilitation seriously and was able to come back healthy,” he said.

Gradually analyzing the opposition “Some teams we’ve played two or three times, and baseball is a little bit like chess. We’ve learned that if they make one move, we’re going to counter it.”

After lowering his ERA to 1.61 on the day, Pedi began to lead the league in ERA. “It was a goal and a dream to have a performance like this in the first half of the year, but I was able to do it because of the help of everyone in NC,” Pedi said. “I want to keep it up because I think it helps the team if I keep my ERA low. I’m proud of it and I’m hungry for it.”

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