The NC Dinos, with the KBO’s top batting lineup featuring one of the league’s best switch-hitters, used frightening concentration to shut down the KT Wiz’s prized William Cuevas.
NC scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to beat KT 9-5 in the first game of the best-of-three PO-5 playoffs at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Tuesday.
On the day that ace Eric Peddie made his first start in 14 days after nursing a bruised right forearm, NC dominated with a perfect combination of Peddie’s dazzling performance, which saw him strike out 12 and give up just one run, and the bats’ early-inning smashing strategy.
Pedi, who won the triple crown of wins (20), ERA (2.00), and strikeouts (209), washed away any on-field concerns and set a new PO record for most strikeouts in a game (12) and showed off his best pitching performance of the year with a six-inning, one-run shutout.
It was the timely hitting of long balls and singles that put a chip on Pedi’s shoulder.
This year’s regular-season batting leader Son Ah-seop (0.339), eighth-ranked Park Min-woo (0.316) and seventh-ranked Park Gun-woo 안전카지노사이트 (0.319) combined for six hits, three RBIs and five runs scored as NC’s No. 1-3 hitters.
Son As-seop paced the offense with three hits and two runs scored, while Park Min-woo followed with two hits and two runs scored.
Park Gun-woo had two RBIs and Jason Martin had one to capitalize on the table-setters’ chances.
NC batters one through five combined to drive in seven of the nine runs, including a 3-for-3 performance from Kwon Hee-dong in the No. 5 spot.
In the semi-finals, NC scored first to take the lead in the best-of-three series and held on for the win, defeating SSG Landers in three games.
The bats of NC’s 1-3 hitters have been very hot this fall.
In five games, including the wild card decider, semi-playoffs, and first round of the playoffs, Son is batting .391 (9-for-23) with five runs scored, while Park Min-woo is batting .389 (7-for-18) with five runs scored.
The hottest of the bunch, Park Gun-woo, leads NC’s offense with a .400 (8-for-20) batting average with six runs scored and five RBIs. 카지노사이트