After starting the series on the road, the NC Dinos picked up a valuable game one win.
NC took the first game of the series with a 4-3 victory over SSG Landers in Game 1 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Semifinals at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 22.
NC, which had been dominated by SSG starter Elias until the middle of the game, broke the 0-0 tie in the top of the eighth inning with a two-run home run by pinch-hitter Kim Sung-wook. After SSG tied the game in the bottom of the eighth with a sacrifice fly by Choi Jeong-jeong, NC added two runs in the top of the ninth with RBI singles by Jason Martin and Seo Ho-cheol. Reliever Lee Yong-chan gave up a two-run homer to Ha Jae-hoon in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the one-run lead and secure the win.
With an 87.5% (28/32) playoff probability in the first round of the semi-finals, the game was more important than ever for NC. This made the second game much lighter.
NC’s lineup against Kim Kwang-hyun in the second game of the semi-finals on March 23 was Son Ah-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Park Gun-woo (right fielder), Jason Martin (center fielder), Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder), Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), and Kim Ju-won (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Song Myung-ki.
There were no changes to the lineup from the previous day. Kim Sung-wook, who came in as a pinch hitter, will also pinch hit in Game 2. “I was a little worried about Kim Sung-wook, but I don’t think the current flow of the batting lineup is that bad, and I decided that it’s better to keep it the same and find stability rather than change it,” said NC coach Kang In-hwa before the game. “As for Kwon Hee-dong, his performance against Kim Kwang-hyun is a little bad this year, but it’s not bad when you look at his performance for three years, so he will start first.”
‘Ace’ Eric Peddy will take the mound in Game 3. “I don’t think there’s anywhere to go from here, so I think I’ll definitely go out in Game 3,” Kang said. “However, I’m a little worried about his injury status, so I think I’ll have to think about when to change him during the game, but I’m confident in him because he’s playing a big role in our team,” he added.
As a result, Oh Won-seok (SSG) and Pedi were confirmed as the starters for Game 3 on the 25th.
The following is a one-on-one interview with head coach Kang In-hwa.
The lineup is the same as yesterday.
I was a little worried about Kim Sung-wook, but I don’t think the current flow of the batting lineup is that bad, so I thought it would be better to keep it the same and find some stability rather than making changes. Also, Kwon Hee-dong hasn’t done well against Kim Kwang-hyun this year, but his batting hasn’t been bad over the past three years, so Kwon Hee-dong will start first. 짱구카지노 주소
Does that mean Kim Sung-wook will play the specialist role?
-For now, we’re trying to time the batting order well. Depending on the game situation, depending on the physical condition of the outfielders, he could start or be used as a substitute, so there will be variables.
Is Peddy going to start Game 3 or will he be evaluated further?
-I don’t think there’s anywhere to go from here, so I think he’s going to start Game 3.