NC Dinos’ perfect 4-game postseason win. However, even while everyone was cheering, there was one person who could not laugh comfortably. Get rid of Tanner right away.
NC has yet to bring out the ’20-win pitcher’ Eric Peddie card since the start of the postseason. Paddy’s physical condition was a problem. However, since all four wins were achieved with only domestic pitchers including Tanner, Song Myung-ki, and Shin Min-hyuk, the best scenario has become a reality.
Fortunately, Pedi returns. Peddie, who has been the subject of ‘Will he come out tomorrow’ and ‘When will he come out?’ throughout the semi-playoff series, needs to come out at least in the playoffs. The team is desperate, and my own honor is at stake. Coach Kang In-kwon said after completing the semi-playoff series, “If there are no variables, Peddie will play in the first game of the playoffs.”
Peddie’s return is also a great boost to the NC starting lineup. Fortunately, the bullpen, which had been through a lot of exhaustion, got a whopping four days off as the semi-playoffs ended in three games. As there is sufficient recovery time, if the starting lineup becomes complete with the addition of Peddie, it will be a fight worth fighting.
However, Tanner’s unstable pitching is NC’s remaining variable. Tanner performed poorly in both games, including the wild card game and the third game of the semi-playoffs. In the wild card game against the Doosan Bears, he was shaken, allowing 7 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, and 5 runs in 4 innings. It was especially shocking that he gave up three consecutive runs in the first through third innings. Fortunately, NC succeeded in turning the game around with Seo Ho-cheol’s bases-loaded home run in the bottom of the 4th inning, but later in the 5th inning, they retired with runners on base, and Jae-hak Lee’s relief pitch allowed a run to tie the score at 5-5.
Tanner, who was playing his second fall game in the third game of the semi-playoffs against SSG Landers, where he was originally expected to pitch, performed poorly this time. He allowed 5 runs in the 2nd inning, including allowing a grand slam to Choi Jeong, and came down after 2 innings. He appeared in two games and allowed only two home runs.메이저놀이터
Even if Peddie returns, Tanner will likely have to appear again in the playoff series against the KT Wiz. KT is a team that has a better pitching ability than SSG this season. The first to third starters, including William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, and Go Young-pyo, are among the best in the league. Considering that NC’s batting is at its peak this year, it is highly likely that the close match between the two teams will last at least four games. NC will also have to use Tanner once again unless there is a clear additional starting card, but the unstable pitching shown in the previous two games is a variable.
Tanner is a pitcher who gave NC a chance to advance to the postseason by releasing and recruiting Widener last August. In 11 regular season games, he pitched well with 5 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.92. He made eight quality starts out of 11 appearances. However, he has not yet shown his true potential in the postseason. Tanner’s revival is absolutely essential to relieve the burden on Paddy and for NC to make a miraculous advance to the Korean Series.