NC coach Kang In-kwon “I hope Shin Min-hyuk throws long innings… Pedi is tired of the shoulders.”
NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon expected a good pitch from right-hander Shin Min-hyuk, who will start in the second game of the professional baseball playoffs (PO, 3 wins out of 5 games).
Ahead of the second PO game against KT Wiz held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 31st, Coach Kang said, “(Shin Min-hyuk) showed good pitching in the KT game and his condition is not bad now,” and “I hope he can handle long innings somehow.”
“I have it,” he said.
Shin Min-hyuk, who will face off against KT foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin on this day,
recorded 5 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 4.02 in the 24 games he started this season. 토토사이트
Against KT, he showed a strong performance with 2 wins and 2 losses in 5 games,
an ERA of 3.70, and a hitting percentage of 0.266.
In the first game of the semi-playoffs on the 22nd, his fall baseball debut,
he pitched well, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and no runs in 5⅔ innings.
Coach Kang hoped, “Because he showed good pitching in the last game,
I think he will pitch well today as well.”
In the case of Eric Peddie, who fought back in the first PO match the previous day,
it was reported that there was no particular problem with the injured area.
Peddie, who appeared on the mound for the first time in two weeks due to a right forearm contusion,
showed powerful pitching, allowing 3 hits and 1 run with 12 strikeouts in 6 innings.
Coach Kang said, “In the 1st and 2nd innings, (his pitching) looked better than usual, and in the 3rd inning,
we could see that his physical strength was dropping,” and “I think it’s because there are differences between bullpen pitching and (actual) games.” evaluated.
However, Coach Kang said, “Because there was a little gap between pitches,
the fatigue on the shoulder area seems to be a little higher than before,” and added, “I will schedule the next pitch after watching the training process.”
Coach Kang In-kwon
Regarding bullpen Jaehak Lee, who was hit on the back of his right hand by a batted ball in Game 3 of the semi-playoffs on the 25th,
he said, “During yesterday’s training, I was unable to pitch because I still had discomfort.
“I will be waiting in the bullpen today, but I will check his condition and decide whether to pitch or not,” said
Manager Kang toward the players who led the team to five consecutive wins in the postseason,
saying, “Not only the batting, but also the pitchers are doing better than expected.
He expressed his gratitude, saying, “I think we got good results as our passion for winning and our concentration increased.”
The NC batting order on this day was the same as in the first game.