Game 4 between 2nd place SSG and 3rd place NC
We started Kim Kwang-hyun and Pedi in the first panel.
With SSG Landers looking to defend their second-place position and third-place NC Dinos looking to catch up, the ‘big match’ was set from the first game. Both teams started their aces side by side.
When SSG and NC meet at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 8, the two teams’ aces, Kim Kwang-hyun and Eric Pedi, will start the game.
The outcome of this three-game series between SSG and NC could decide the outcome of the second place battle.
Currently, SSG is in second place with 52 wins, 1 draw and 39 losses, while NC is in third place with 48 wins, 1 draw and 43 losses, 성인웹툰 four games behind. While the outcome of this three-game series won’t change the standings, it could significantly swing the second place battle if one team wins all three games.
In the first game of the three-game series, both teams will have side-by-side aces.
SSG ace Kim Kwang-hyun has had an up-and-down season this year. He hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, going 6-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 17 games.
Kim Kwang-hyun has been up and down in the second half of the season.
He picked up a win against the LG Twins in Jamsil on March 21, but gave up four runs in six innings. He was shaky against the Samsung Lions in Daegu on March 27, giving up four runs (three earned) in four innings.
However, in his most recent start against the KT Wiz in Suwon on March 2, he pitched seven innings of four-hit ball with three walks and two strikeouts. It was unfortunate that the bats went silent and he took the loss.
Pedi has been one of the best pitchers in the league this season. In 18 games, he has a stellar 14-3 record with a 2.10 ERA. He leads the league in wins and ERA.
Even in the second half of the season, Pedi showed his ace-like form. He pitched 6⅔ innings of three-run ball against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on March 21 and seven scoreless innings against the Changwon KIA Tigers on March 27.
However, he had a less than stellar outing against the Sasik Lotte Giants on March 2, giving up five runs on nine hits (one home run) in four innings.
Looking at the mood of both teams’ bats lately, 일본야동 Pedi’s shoulders are a lot lighter.
NC has been on a roll, winning four games in a row from March 3 against Sasik Lotte to March 6 against the Changwon Kiwoom Heroes. During the four-game winning streak, the NC bats scored 28 points. That’s seven runs per game.
In the last six games, NC’s team batting average is 0.315, which ranks third among the 10 clubs in the same period. The team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) was also 0.796.
Park Gun-woo led the offense with a .524 batting average and five RBIs in the last six games, while Kwon Hee-dong and Son As-seop were also hitting well with .381 and .360 batting averages, respectively.
SSG has been plagued by a batting slump of late. They scored just one run in 27 innings in a three-game series against KT on April 1-3, and fell victim to a “team no-hitter” against Sajik Lotte on April 6, failing to get a hit the entire game.
To make matters worse, Guillermo Heredia, a pivotal player in the batting order, was sidelined with a thigh muscle injury.
The outcome of the first game could set the tone for the entire series, so the role of Kim Kwang-hyun and Pedi is crucial. 한국야동 The two aces will take the mound with a lot of responsibility.