NC defeated SSG with 3 consecutive wins and secured a ticket to the playoffs. Eric Peddy, the 20-win ace, has recovered from injury and is now able to play as a normal player. It’s nice to meet KT with a clear first-choice card. However, the poor performance of Peddie and Tanner Turley, a foreign one-two punch, is a cause for concern.
Tanner, who became a new member of NC’s family as a replacement for Taylor Widener, took the mound 11 times in the regular season and left a respectable record of 5 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.92. Among them, he achieved quality starts eight times and showed stable pitching as a starter. Expectations were high that the special selection would show off at the fall banquet, but there was more disappointment than satisfaction.
Tanner, who started the wild card game against Doosan held at Changwon NC Park on the 19th, was shaky with 7 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, and 5 runs in 4 innings. Team pitchers including Lee Jae-hak, Kim Young-gyu, Ryu Jin-wook, and Lim Jeong-ho blocked the opponent’s batting lineup, and thanks to the batting lineup’s concentration, they won 14-9, but Tanner’s poor performance was a problem.
Coach Kang In-kwon said after the game, “The atmosphere calmed down when we conceded the first goal. However, the players had the will to do it and had things to show. I think it was the result of the players being more focused.” He also added, “First of all, I was planning to have Tanner go until the 5th inning. I was planning to bring in the bullpen early from the 6th inning, but Tanner was so bad in the beginning that I prepared Jaehak Lee.”
Tanner also hung his head in the third game of the semi-playoff against SSG on the 25th, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs in 2 innings. The team’s batting line got off to a good start by scoring the first run in the first inning, but gave up five runs, including a grand slam to Choi Jeong in the second inning. Accordingly, NC overcame the crisis by quickly replacing the pitcher, and led the way with special fights such as Lee Jae-hak, Kim Young-gyu, Ryu Jin-wook, Lim Jeong-ho, and Lee Yong-chan, resulting in a 7-6, 1-point victory.메이저사이트
Coach Kang In-kwon said about the reason for Tanner’s sluggish performance, “The percentage of allowed true hits on breaking balls is high. He seemed embarrassed because his command was a little lacking. I think he will overcome it if he finds himself better.” He also added, “KT is a team with a very solid starting lineup. I think we need to think again about how to bring in domestic starters in addition to the two foreign pitchers.”
NC defeated Doosan and SSG one after another and faced KT for advancement to the Korean Series. In order to enjoy the glory of winning once again, it appears that Tanner, who will be paired with Peddie, must get back on track.