“I think he’ll be able to pitch in 10 days.”
NC Dinos manager Kang Myung-ho was relieved. Ace Eric Peddie, 30, was relieved that his injury was not serious. Peddy was diagnosed with a right pronator flexor strain after a medical exam on Thursday. Peddy felt discomfort in the injured area while pitching out of the bullpen on Thursday, causing concern, but fortunately, the worst case scenario of a long-term dislocation was avoided.
Manager Kang met with reporters before the game against the Changwon Doosan Bears on the 15th and said, “I think Pedi will be able to pitch in 10 days. We didn’t schedule him to pitch this week. I was worried, but I’m glad it’s that good.”
At his first doctor’s appointment on the 14th, Peddy reassured team officials that he was “fine.” According to him, the injury was not severe and he will be able to start pitching again once the discomfort goes away.
Prior to Pedi, NC had already suffered a setback when Koo Chang-mo was diagnosed with a left forearm flexor strain on February 2. He was diagnosed with a three-week rehabilitation and is currently focusing on his treatment. The loss of Pedi for an extended period of time would have put the team in the dizzying position of losing a one-two punch.
Peddie made his KBO debut this year and immediately established himself as a top-notch ace. In 12 starts, he went 10-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 72⅓ innings pitched. He’s on pace to reach the 10-win plateau before the first half is over, and his ERA leads the league.
While NC will be disappointed to lose a 10-win pitcher for the time being, they’re hoping to make up for Pedi’s absence with a strong June. NC leads the league in June with a 9-2 record and an .818 winning percentage. This has helped them climb to third place overall in the season (32-23). It will be important for the starting lineup to hold up until Pedi returns in 10 days.안전놀이터
Kang decided to start Shin Min-hyuk against Doosan in Changwon on the 15th, the same day that Pedi was scheduled to start. After spending some time reconditioning in the second team, Shin Min-hyuk was added to the first team roster on the same day.
NC’s starting lineup was Son As-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Geon-woo (right field), Jason Martin (left field), Kim Sung-wook (center field), Yoon Hyung-jun (first base), Do Tae-hoon (third base), Park Se-hyuk (catcher), and Kim Joo-won (shortstop).