NC wind blowing in the KBO League Breaking
concerns about gaps such as Yang Eui-ji and Luchinski, and
forming a semifinals with SSG, LG, and Doosan
From the first starting pitcher to the bullpen,
Park Min-woo, etc. Batting evenly
among other lines Injury expected to increase power when returning to
the 2023 Pro It was difficult to find experts paying attention to NC ahead of the opening of baseball. NC stayed in 6th place last season, and the power leak was great. Drew Luchinski, who was a sure ace, left for the American Major League (MLB), leaving a gap in the starting mound. Yang Eui-ji, considered the best catcher in the KBO League, was taken away by Doosan. Infielder Noh Jin-hyeok and bullpen nucleus Won Jong-hyun, who played the role of Altoran, also had to be sent to Lotte and Kiwoom, respectively.안전놀이터
At least 14 billion won was invested to catch house rabbit Park Min-woo (30), and Yang Eui-ji was filled with Park Se-hyuk (33), but the evaluation continued that it was not enough. At Media Day before the opening, no coach pointed to NC as a strong team.
NC is creating a sensation at the beginning of the season, as if mocking this evaluation. As of the 12th, NC, tied for 2nd place with LG with 7 wins and 3 losses along with 5 consecutive wins, is forming a semifinal composition at the beginning of the season with leader SSG (7 wins and 1 loss) and 4th place Doosan (6 wins and 3 losses).
NC’s driving force is considered to be the power of the mound. The NC team’s ERA is 2.17, the lowest in the league. Eric Paddy (30), a new foreign pitcher, is playing his role as the first starter. When the MLB Washington Nationals won the World Series in the 2019 season, Pedy, who was in charge of the 5th starter, made Luchinski forget with a fast ball that exceeded 150 km per hour. Peddy, who started against Woojin An in the match against Kiwoom on the 7th, recorded 4 hits, 4 hits and 10 strikeouts in 8 innings. Peddie has pitched two games this season and is scoreless in 13 innings.
The growth of Younggun, which NC is proud of, is also noticeable. This season, Song Myung-ki (23) is continuing his good pitching with 12 scoreless innings in two games. Shin Min-hyeok (24), who won two wins, is poised to explode his potential with an ERA of 2.25. Lee Yong-jun (21) also made a surprise appearance against KT on the 12th with 5 innings and 1 run.
A solid bullpen is also good no matter where you put it. In the Kiwoom match on the 8th, Koo Chang-mo was sluggish with 4 runs (2 earned runs) in 4.2 innings, but Ha Jun-young (24), Kim Jin-ho (25), Kim Young-gyu (23), Kim Si-hoon (24), Lim Jeong-ho (33), and Ryu Jin-wook (27) were in turn. He saved the team by blocking me and the rest of the innings with only one run. On the 12th, the bullpen, which started operating from the 6th inning, showed off pitching. Finisher Lee Yong-chan (34) earned 2 saves with 4 innings, 1 walk and no runs in the 4 games he played.
In the other lineup, Min-Woo Park of ‘Rabbit’ and Se-Hyeok Park of ‘Transfer Student’ are showing an active performance worthy of investment. Park Min-woo had hits in all 7 games he played this season, and recorded multi-hits in 5 of them. Park Min-woo is making a big success with 12 hits in 26 at-bats with a batting average of 0.426 and an on-base percentage of 0.517.
Park Se-hyuk also made Yang Eui-ji forget. Park Se-hyeok made Ahn Woo-jin a losing pitcher by firing a solo shot against Kiwoom on the 8th. On the 9th, he hit a 3-run home run in the 8th inning, which was behind Kiwoom by 5-6, and became the main character of a come-from-behind victory. In the second half of last season, Oh Young-su (23), who showed potential, also made the team smile with two homers and a batting average of 0.344.
The reason NC is scary is that it is not yet complete. Jason Martin (28) and second starter Taylor Widener (29), who were picked by the NC as the 4th hitter, have yet to report on the domestic stage due to injuries. If they join, NC will have a thicker player base.