NC, which advanced to the semifinals after defeating Dusan 14-9 in the wild-card decider, will start Shin Min-hyuk in Game 1 instead of 20-win pitcher Eric Peddie.
NC will play the first game of the semifinals against SSG on April 22 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. NC’s specialty ace Eric Peddie, who led the league in wins (20), ERA (2.00), and strikeouts (209) this season, was hit in the arm by a hard hit by Ko Jong-wook in the Gwangju KIA game on April 16. After a medical examination, he was diagnosed with a simple bruise, which surprised both the club and the player.
After the wild-card game on the 19th, Kang said, “He seems to be recovering a little bit every day. It’s a little better today than yesterday. I think I’ll train tomorrow and watch my condition a bit more to adjust when to pitch. I think I’ll know tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
Shin Min-hyuk is 5-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 29 games this season. He has faced SSG four times, going winless with a 6.57 ERA. In his last appearance of the regular season, he threw a five-inning no-hitter against KIA on July 17.
In response, SSG announced foreign pitcher Roenis Elias as their starting pitcher. Elias, who went 8-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 regular-season appearances, had one win against NC, but was somewhat shaky as evidenced by his 7.53 ERA.
He opened with six innings of one-run ball in the first meeting on Aug. 9, but collapsed with seven runs in five and a third innings on Aug. 8, following five runs (four earned) in three innings on the previous three days.
Meanwhile, SSG will host the first and second games of the semifinals at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on August 22 and 23. SSG has invited back the pitchers who led the team to victory during the regular season to wish them luck in the semifinals.토스카지노 도메인
For the first game of the semi-finals on April 22, Namjoo of Korea’s representative girl group APINK will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “I fell in love with baseball and the Landers when I visited the ballpark in the spring of this year,” said Namjoo, who brought the winning spirit to the game on April 22. “It’s an honor to be the first pitcher again this fall, and I hope the spirit of the victory fairy from last time will continue this time.
In the second game of the semifinals on April 23, comedian Won-Hoon Kim, whose YouTube channel Shortbox has 2.72 million subscribers, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “As a son of Incheon and a big SSG fan, I’m grateful to be able to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in the second game of the semi-playoffs. I want to deliver the energy of the opening game victory for the semi-playoffs.”