Top pitcher NC Peddie nervous about big league interest…gives up 7 runs in 3 innings
Eric Pedroia (NC Dinos), the best pitcher in the KBO this season, was knocked out by his worst pitch.
Peddy was pulled after giving up seven runs on eight hits and three walks in the first three innings of a game against the visiting Kia Tigers of the 2023 KBO League on May 31 at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju.
Peddy was 16-5 with a 1.97 ERA and first in the league in both categories the day before, but the Kia bats took a beating and he was pulled early.
A number of scouts from major league clubs were watching the game at Champions Field, but Pedi was not at his best.
After giving up a leadoff double to Choi Hyung-woo in the top of the first inning, Peddie completely collapsed in the third inning, allowing six runs on seven hits and one walk.
Trailing 1-3 in the bottom of the third inning, KIA got a run back when Park Chan-ho drew a walk and stole second base before Kim Do-young hit a single to right-center field.
In the next inning, five consecutive hits by Choi Hyung-woo, Socrates, Kim Sun-bin, Kim Tae-gun, and Byun Woo-hyuk scored three runs to make it 5-3.메이저놀이터
Two batters later, Park Chan-ho hit a two-run double to extend the lead to 7-3.
Peddie, who gave up the most runs in the least amount of innings this season, saw his ERA soar to 2.39.
NC substituted Shin Min-hyuk for Pedi on defense in the bottom of the fourth inning, but KIA responded with a solo home run by Na Sung-beom to extend the lead to 8-3.