Is it possible to beat An Woo-jin and win a triple crown?

 Can NC Dinos Eric Peddy (30) challenge the Triple Crown after 22 years?

Peddie will start the match against the Samsung Lions in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at NC Park in Changwon on the 20th. 

Peddie, who made his debut in the KBO League by signing with NC this season, has been active as the best ace in the league with overwhelming results from the beginning of the season. He is 6-1 with an earned run average of 1.26 in 8 games (50 innings). 

Peddy leads the league in both wins and earned run average. In terms of wins, Adam Plutko (LG, 6 wins) is tied for first place, and the competition for the lead is fierce, and in terms of ERA, there is a certain gap between Raul Alcantara (Doosan, 1.50) and An Woo-jin (Kiwoom, 1.73), who are ranked 2nd and 3rd. 

As he is ranked first in the two major pitching categories, naturally, the story of the triple crown (most wins, earned run average, and strikeouts first) cannot help but come out. In 2011, KIA Yoon Seok-min was the last pitcher to have a triple crown in the KBO League. Seon Dong-yeol (1986, 1989, 1990, 1991), Ryu Hyun-jin (2006), and Yoon Seok-min are only three pitchers who have achieved the triple crown. 체스카지노

Peddie said in an interview after winning 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings against Kiwoom on the 14th, “Of course I want to challenge the triple crown. It won’t be easy because there are so many good pitchers in the league, but I will keep trying. Every time he gets on the mound, he always throws the ball with the mindset not to give up.” 

The biggest barrier to Peddie’s challenge for the triple crown is Ahn Woo-jin, who is running first in strikeouts. An Woo-jin, who achieved the 2nd place (224) for the most strikeouts in a single season in the KBO League last season, is running 1st in strikeouts this season with 73 strikeouts. This is the 263 strikeout pace this season. 

Peddie is 10 strikeouts behind An Woo-jin. It is a gap that is not easy to overturn in one game. Since Ahn Woo-jin is consistently producing good pitches, if there are no variables such as injuries, Peddy must also consistently deliver overwhelming pitches in order to challenge for the Triple Crown.

Peddy, who quickly adapts to Korean culture and shows good performances, said, “It was a big help to quickly adapt to Korean culture. He cares too much on the team and gets along well with his teammates. Thanks to him, I think he will be able to show good performance in the future,” he said, confident of his good performance for the rest of the season.

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