Starting pitchers have been struggling in this year’s postseason (PS). Except for the first game of the NC Dinos-SSG Landers semi-playoffs (best-of-five, best-of-three), all of the starters left the mound without completing five innings.
Starting pitchers have been struggling since the wild-card (WC) game between the NC and Doosan Bears at Changwon NC Park on April 19. NC starter Tanner Tully gave up five runs on seven hits, one home run, three walks and five strikeouts in 4.2 innings, while Doosan starter Kwak Bin gave up five runs on four hits, two home runs, three walks and four strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Prior to this year’s regular season, Tanner was the most reliable pitcher in the NC starting rotation alongside Eric Peddy with a 5-2 record and 2.92 ERA in 11 games, while Kwak-Bin, who picked up 12 wins in the regular season, was Doosan’s homegrown ace.
Game 1 of the Semifinals on the 22nd was better. SSG starter Roenis Elias bounced back with eight innings of work, allowing two runs on four hits, one home run, and four walks while striking out six. NC starter Shin Min-hyuk also went 5.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts. The game lasted just 2 hours and 46 minutes thanks to the starters’ cool pitches.
However, SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun and NC’s Song Myung-ki, who started the second game of the Semifinals on the 23rd, were both pulled after three innings. Kwang-hyun gave up four runs on five hits and four walks with one strikeout in three innings, while Song Myung-ki gave up two runs on two hits, one home run, four walks, and four strikeouts in three innings. Kim Kwang-hyun had to be replaced due to a finger injury while pitching, but his performance was expected.
Game 3 of the Semifinals on the 25th was no different. Tanner, who took the mound on five days’ rest after the WC decider, was once again unable to find his groove, giving up five runs on five hits, one home run, three walks and two strikeouts in just two innings. He couldn’t hold on to a three-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and gave up five runs in the top of the second. SSG Oh Won-seok also came off the mound bitterly after giving up five runs on five hits, two walks and one strikeout in 1.1 innings. The Tigers turned the game around in the top of the second inning with Choi Jeong-ho’s grand slam. To this day, no pitcher has earned a win in four PS games this year. 카지노사이트