The NC Dinos halted the Kiwoom Heroes’ five-game winning streak and moved into fourth place.
NC won a hard-fought 2-1 victory at home against Kiwoom in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League’ at NC Park in Changwon on Friday, led by starter Eric Peddie.
NC, which finished the season with 58 wins, two ties and 51 losses, moved up to fourth place, knocking the KIA Tigers (56 wins, two ties and 50 losses) down to fifth, and extended its winning streak to five games against Kiwoom and five straight at home.토토사이트
NC’s ace Peddie pitched seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball with 11 strikeouts to pick up his 17th win of the season (6-0). Peddy extended his home winning streak to seven games.
The all-time wins leader is on pace for his 20th win and has lowered his ERA to 2.28, reclaiming the top spot in that category. She struck out 160 batters on the season, closing in on the leader, Ahn Woo-jin (164).
NC’s Park Gun-woo hit a game-winning two-run home run (her 11th of the season) in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the win.
Kiwoom (51 wins, 3 losses, 71 draws), who failed to win five straight games, remained in ninth place.
Keum starter Ian McKinney pitched six innings of two-run ball with three strikeouts and three walks, but couldn’t get any support from his offense and suffered his ninth loss (one win) of the season. They have lost eight straight and six of seven on the road.
It was a pitcher’s duel until the top of the sixth inning.
Peddie showed off his great stuff like the best pitcher in the KBO, and McKinney pitched a no-hitter, his best outing since joining the KBO.
However, the 0-0 balance was broken in the bottom of the sixth inning. After NC’s Son As-seop drew a walk to load the bases, Park Gun-woo hit a leadoff home run. Son then hit McKinney’s changeup for a long ball.
NC turned to its bullpen in the eighth inning.
Young-gyu Kim pitched one inning of scoreless relief with two strikeouts to improve to 19-4 on the season.
In the ninth, Lee Yong-chan pitched one inning of two-hit, one-run ball to earn his 20th save of the season (4-3). It is the second straight season he has recorded 20 saves.
Kiwoom pulled within one run in the top of the ninth on a triple by Song Sung-moon and an RBI single by Lim Byung-wook, but Kim Hui-jip and Lee Hyung-jong retired the side to end the game.