NC foreign ace Eric Peddy, who showed off his presence again with his ‘powerful pitching’ in the first game of the KBO League playoffs in Suwon on the 30th, was asked in the post-game interview whether he was compared to Korea’s ‘national treasure pitcher’ Sun Dong-yeol, and responded, “I am becoming even a little bit like him. “I want to,” he said. His answer simultaneously expressed his respect for the Korean baseball legend and his commitment to continue working hard.짱구카지노
Being like someone who has left a mark in a specific field can be a compliment in itself. In this year’s fall baseball, the NC batting lineup is starting to resemble the LG batting lineup, the first team in the Korean Series that led various batting indicators in the regular season.
The characteristic of LG’s batting lineup during the regular season was that there was almost no difference in the top and bottom batting order. For example, when Park Hae-min came to bat, it was difficult to guess the batting order just by looking at his face on the broadcast screen. Park Hae-min played in 74 games as the 9th hitter and 33 games as the 8th hitter during the regular season, and was moved to 2nd at the end of the regular season. He appears as the number 2 hitter in the Korean Series.
LG did not miss the lead in various batting indicators this season, including 1st in team batting average (0.279), 1st in team slugging percentage (0.394), 1st in team on-base percentage (0.361), and 1st in team OPS (0.755), and was able to maintain this trend. This is because there were no so-called ‘holes’ anywhere in the lineup.
NC has achieved 5 consecutive wins in fall baseball, from the first game of the wild card decision against Doosan on the 19th to the first game of the playoffs against KT on the 30th. What stood out above all else was the attack power. Despite allowing a grand slam to Choi Jeong in the third game of the semi-playoffs against SSG on the 25th, and allowing a grand slam to Bae Jeong-dae in the first game of the playoffs, they are overcoming with stronger offense.
In five fall baseball games, he is averaging 8.2 points per game and producing 10.6 hits. He is also hitting 7 home runs, 6 of which came from the 6th or lower batting order. Kim Hyeong-jun, who usually plays as number 8, fired three shots, and Seo Ho-cheol, Kim Seong-wook, and Oh Young-soo each shot one shot. The home run that came from the central batting lineup was one hit by foreign hitter Jason Martin in the 4th batting order.
Considering this, NC is playing ‘fake baseball’ in the lower batting order that LG originally expected this season. Ahead of the opening of this season, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop announced that he would often play games where Lee Jae-won and Park Dong-won are in the 7th and 8th positions and change the flow with the occasional home run. Although Lee Jae-won was unable to move as much as expected due to injuries during the season, Park Dong-won wielded an MVP-level bat in the early and mid-season, and ‘fake baseball’ was realized at least once. In this year’s fall baseball, NC’s lower batting order has become a ‘powder keg’.
The NC batting order 1st to 3rd, consisting of Son Ah-seop, Park Min-woo, and Park Geon-woo, is a line that all nine other teams feel uncomfortable with. Top hitter Son Ah-seop said after hitting three hits in the first game of the playoffs on the 30th, “I was able to give up my greed because I had a good hitter behind me. “The pitchers were trying to compete, but there were a lot of misfires,” he said.
When batsmen who are worried about the opponent’s battery continue to connect, helping each other is the ‘batting line’, which means connection.
LG’s batting line was like that during the regular season, and NC’s batting line is taking the same ‘path’ in this year’s fall baseball.