The NC Dinos, who are in danger of a ‘reverse sweep’ in the best-of-five playoffs (PO-5), have been hit with the bad news of three-time pitcher Eric Peddie’s poor physical condition. NC manager Kang Myung-hyun said after the team’s 2-11 loss in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam, South Korea, on Wednesday, “Peddie’s physical condition hasn’t fully recovered, so we’re thinking about (Game 5 starters),” adding, “Shin Min-hyuk isn’t bad either. I’ll check his condition tomorrow morning and decide.”
This means that ‘Ace’ Peddie may not be available for Game 5, where the series is tied at 2-2.In his first appearance in two weeks due to a bruised right forearm, Pedi pitched six innings, 12 strikeouts, three hits, and one run in the first game of the PO on March 30, giving the team a victory. The day after the first game, Kang said, “It seems that the fatigue level in his shoulder is a little higher than before because there was a gap between his appearances.” Kang also talked about the possibility of replacing Jason Martin, a foreigner batting in the No. 4 spot, who has been in a batting slump.
Martin has gone 0-for-14 in four playoff games, including this one.” It’s not a good look when you’re facing a pitcher at the plate with a lot of fatigue,” Kang said, adding, “We’ll see what happens tomorrow and decide whether to start him (in Game 5) or bring in a new player.” “It was a complete loss in terms of both batters today,” Kang said, adding, “Game 5 바카라사이트 could be our last game of the year, so we’ll put aside our difficulties and give it our all.”