KT vs. NC 1st match ‘foreign’ ace match… Is it Cuevas, the ‘king of wins’, or Fedin, the ‘triple winner’ who took a break of 4 games?In the professional baseball playoffs where KT and NC meet, a strong starting match will finally unfold.
After confirming the team’s advancement to the playoffs, NC coach Kang In-kwon announced that ace Eric Peddy would prepare to start the first game. Peddie was unable to play in a single semi-playoff game due to the aftereffects of being hit by a batted ball in the game against KIA on the 16th, which was his last appearance in the regular season. He initially tried to pitch in Game 3 but was unable to do so due to a problem with his elbow again, but now it is time to step up. If there are no more variables, Peddie will take charge of the first round of the playoffs.
Peddie won 20 games this season and recorded 209 strikeouts, achieving a record of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in the KBO League for the first time in 37 years. With an earned run average of 2.00, he also ranks first, and has won three awards as a pitcher this season.
Peddie’s fall baseball performance, which has risen to the top of the league, was highly anticipated, but as he has not yet played in a single game, the ‘ace match’ was not achieved in the four fall baseball games held this year. Doosan and SSG, who participated in the wild card game and semi-playoffs, also failed to field foreign aces Raul Alcantara and Kirk McCourty.
Now, if Peddie steps in, the first round of the playoffs will be a match between foreign aces. This is because KT is preparing William Cuevas as the first starter for fall baseball.
Cuevas won 12 games despite wearing the KT uniform during this season. He did not record a single loss and was crowned the winner with a 100% win rate. At KT, he participated in 2 playoff games and 1 Korean Series game, and achieved a total of 3 games, 2 wins, and no loss in the fall baseball season. He is a very strong pitcher, especially in big games.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol has prepared Cuevas as the pitcher who will definitely open the door to the playoffs. Cuevas underwent a practical review in KT’s Blue and White match on the 23rd, and manager Lee Kang-cheol, who watched the bullpen pitching and actual pitching, is looking forward to it, saying, “The pitch is very good.”
KT is a team that plays ‘starter baseball’ with the strongest starting lineup in the league. The mound condition is very different from Doosan and SSG, which NC met through the wild card game and semi-playoffs. This is also the reason why NC, which has four days of preparation time by completing the semi-playoffs in three games, needs to reorganize the mound and prepare thoroughly.스포츠토토
Cuevas appeared in one game against NC this year and allowed two runs in six innings without a win or loss. Peddie made three starts against KT and pitched well with an ERA of 2.65 and recorded 1 win and 2 losses. This playoff is also the first time that NC and KT, the 9th professional baseball team and the 10th professional baseball team, meet in the fall baseball season. In the first game, they are preparing to clash with powerful foreign aces for the first time this fall.