NC Dinos, who finished the regular season in 4th place, won 4 consecutive games without a single loss through the wild card game (Doosan Bears) and semi-playoffs (SSG Landers). NC, which is on the rise, is reaching its peak as even ‘Triple Crown Ace’ Eric Peddie is scheduled to return in the playoffs.
However, NC also has concerns. This is the poor performance of foreign pitcher Tanner Turley.
Tanner debuted in the KBO League last August and played 64⅔ innings in 11 games, recording decent records of 5 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.92. In NC, where Koo Chang-mo left due to injury, Tanner’s fall baseball performance became even more urgent as Peddy suffered the misfortune of being hit by a batted ball in his final appearance of the season.
However, Tanner failed to meet expectations in the wild card game on the 19th, which was his postseason debut, allowing 7 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, and 5 runs in 4 innings. In the bottom of the 4th inning, when the NC batting team was trailing 0-3, Seo Ho-cheol’s grand slam and Kim Hyeong-jun’s back-to-back home runs resulted in a 5-run big inning, but in the top of the 5th, Tanner had to come down the mound after creating a crisis with 1st and 2nd bases safe with a walk and a hit. did.
The third game of the semi-playoffs against SSG was even more serious. The batting line supported 3 runs from the first inning, but Tanner gave up 5 runs in the 2nd inning by allowing a walk and a grand slam. In the bottom of the second inning, NC again led the way with Martin’s three runs to create a 4-run big inning, and Tanner returned to the mound in the 3rd inning with a 7-5 lead. However, after allowing a walk to the first batter, Lee Jae-hak was replaced and the game ended. With 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs allowed in 2 innings, both the result and content were not as good as the wild card game.
The biggest problem is control. Tanner’s average fastball speed during the regular season was 140.1 km/h, which was not fast, according to the baseball statistics website Stattees. Instead, he boasted sophisticated pitch control with 1.81 walks per 9 innings (13 walks in 64⅔ innings). However, in the postseason, he did not have control at will, walking 6 in 6 innings. Tanner, who does not have the ability to overwhelm the opponent’s batting lineup, is struggling as even his slider, his main weapon, loses its sharpness.토토사이트
Tanner’s rebound is essential for NC to overcome KT Wiz in the playoffs. KT has top starting pitchers in William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, and Go Young-pyo. On the other hand, NC has the league’s best ace, Peddie, but there are question marks over his condition as he has been injured. In the first game of the semi-playoffs, Shin Min-hyuk (5⅔ innings scoreless) showed a better pitch than expected, but compared to KT’s starting lineup, it lacks weight. In order not to fall behind in the starting matchup that determines the flow of the game in the early stages, Tanner must regain the sharpness he showed in the regular season.