SSG’s leading hitter Choi Jeong and foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty, who were recovering from injuries, were included in the semi-playoff (quasi-PO) entries.토스카지노
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) released the list of semi-PO participants for SSG and NC on the afternoon of the 21st, a day before the first game of the semi-PO. The name that stands out in the SSG entry is Choi Jeong. Choi Jeong, the team’s main gun, suffered a thigh muscle injury and was unable to play in the final four games of the regular season.
Despite this, SSG showed concentration at the end of the season, overcame the ranking competition with NC and Doosan and took 3rd place. Thanks to this, SSG was able to start the postseason with ‘Heongunmanma’ Choi Jeong.
The addition of McCarty, who has not pitched since the Lotte game on the 23rd of last month due to an internal oblique muscle injury, is also a plus factor.
Considering that he is still at a stage where he cannot handle a large number of pitches, and that the team has only Ko Hyo-jun as an entry left-handed bullpen resource, McCarty is likely to play as a bullpen pitcher in the semi-PO position.
NC included Eric Peddy, the best pitcher of the 2023 season, in the semi-PO entry. In the aftermath of being hit on the right forearm by a batted ball in the game against KIA on the 16th, which was his last appearance this season, Peddie was excluded from the entry for the wild card game against Doosan and focused on recovering from the injury.
After winning the first wild card game against Doosan 14-9 on the 19th and confirming his advancement to the semi-PO, NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “I think we will have to observe the condition of Peddie’s (quasi-PO) appearance schedule before deciding.” talked.
The pitching schedule of ‘Ace’, who won three awards including most wins (20 wins), ERA (2.00), and strikeouts (209) in the regular season, is expected to be decided depending on his physical condition.
Meanwhile, the first semi-PO match between NC and SSG will be held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd. NC and SSG nominated Shin Min-hyuk and Elias as starting pitchers in the first game, respectively.