NC finished off the semi-po 3rd game with a strong performance, with SSG Oh Won-seok on the mound.
NC Dinos’ foreign pitcher Tanner Tully pitches to close out the semifinals.
NC won the second game of the 2023 KBO Semi-Finals (best-of-five) against SSG 7-3 on April 23 at SSG Landers Field in Incheon.
With wins in Game 1 and Game 2 in enemy territory, NC is now within striking distance of a playoff berth awaiting the regular season runner-up KT Wiz.
NC will host SSG in the third game of the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on May 25 at NC Park in Changwon.
Initially, NC head coach Kang Myung-ho planned to send out Triple Crown pitcher Eric Peddy to start the game.
However, Pedi complained of pain in his right forearm, 바카라사이트 making it difficult for him to start Game 3. Peddy hasn’t pitched a game in the postseason.
Kang switched to Tanner for Game 3.
Tanner made his KBO debut as a substitute foreign pitcher and went 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 11 games. He pitched one game against SSG, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA.
However, Tanner has struggled in the postseason. In the wild-card game against the Doosan Bears, he gave up five runs on seven hits (one home run) in four innings.
After dropping Game 1 and Game 2 at home, SSG was under pressure to win.
If they can’t shut Tanner down early in the third game of the semifinals, they’ll be in a more precarious situation.
SSG head coach Kim Won-hyung announced Oh Won-seok as the starter for Game 3.
Oh has appeared in 28 games (27 starts) this year, posting an 8-10 record with a 5.23 ERA. In four appearances against NC this season, he went 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA.
Won-seok Oh has been a bit up and down, but in his last four starts (24 innings) he is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA.