Eric Peddie (NC Dinos), who faced the misfortune of being hit by a hard-hitting ball with only one out in his record, is scheduled to undergo a hospital examination.
Peddie took the mound as a starting pitcher in the away game against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 16th.
This match was meaningful to Peddie in many ways. Before this KIA game, he had already achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts (20 wins, 6 losses, 204 strikeouts, ERA 2.06), 37 years after Seon Dong-yeol (Haitai Tigers, 24 wins, 214 strikeouts) in 1986, and for the 5th time in his career (Jang Myeong-bu in 1983, Named as a player who achieved 20 wins and 200 strikeouts (Sammi Superstars, 30 wins, 220 strikeouts, 1984 Choi Dong-won, Lotte Giants, 27 wins, 223 strikeouts, 1985, Kim Si-jin, Samsung Lions, 25 wins, 201 strikeouts, 1986, Sun Dong-yeol). When Peddy left, he could face another great record of 20 wins, 200 strikeouts, and an ERA in the 1-run range when he recorded 6 scoreless innings. This was also the first time in 37 years since Sun Dong-yeol (average ERA 0.99) in 1986.스포츠토토
However, on this day, Peddie was not so lucky. After tying up the KIA batting lineup until 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th inning, he was hit on the right forearm by Ko Jong-wook’s swooping ball.
Peddie, who seemed to be so shocked that he could hardly get up, was eventually unable to continue pitching and was replaced by left-handed bullpen resource Kim Young-gyu. Kim Young-gyu did not allow Go Jong-wook, who was on first base, to score, and the earned run average did not increase, but it was a moment when the average ERA, which could have reached the 1-point range, was only 2.00. The exact ERA of Peddie is 1.996, but officially it remains at 2.00.
In addition, an NC official explained Peddie’s current condition, saying, “Due to a bruise on his right forearm, he was replaced with Kim Young-gyu,” and “He is scheduled to be taken to the hospital for a checkup.”
Meanwhile, thanks to Peddie’s comeback pitch and Kwon Hee-dong’s timely hit with two RBIs in left-center in the top of the first inning, NC is currently ahead 2-0 in the top of the seventh inning.