‘Finisher’ Tanner vs. ‘Can’t Finisher’ Oh Won-seok, a fateful third round lefty duel…who will have the advantage?
Series over or Game 4? It’s a lefty matchup with everything on the line. Who has the advantage.
The NC Dinos and SSG Landers will face off in Game 3 of the semifinals at NC Park in Changwon on April 25. NC, who advanced by defeating the Doosan Bears in the wild-card deciding game, won both games 1 and 2. The Bears won Game 1 4-3 behind a dramatic two-run home run by pinch-hitter Kim Sung-wook, and in Game 2, they scored four runs in the first inning against Kim Kwang-hyun to take a 7-3 victory.
If NC wins Game 3, the series will be over. For NC, it’s better to end it as soon as possible. If they win Game 3 and end up with a three-game sweep, they’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the playoffs against KT Wiz, which start on the 30th.
SSG, on the other hand, needs to somehow take the series to Game 5 to have any hope of making the playoffs. With two losses, SSG needs to win both Games 3 and 4 away from Changwon and then return home to Incheon to win Game 5 on April 28 to make the playoffs. They can’t afford to back down at all.
NC is expected to start Tanner Tully and SSG is expected to start Won-seok Oh. Both are left-handed pitchers, and both teams have a lot of lefties. At the same time, there are variables.
NC was initially expected to have 20-win “ace” Eric Peddie available for Game 3. However, Peddy complained of discomfort and discomfort in his elbow, and after a medical examination, he decided not to pitch in Game 3. While there’s a chance he could return if the series goes longer, it seems unlikely in the semifinals. All the more reason for NC to close out the series with Tanner. With an extra day of rest, Peddy could be back to full strength in the playoffs.
Tanner, who was acquired as a replacement in August, pitched in 11 regular season games, posting a respectable 5-2 record with a 2.92 ERA. He made just one start against SSG, tossing 5⅓ innings of two-run ball. The good news is that he is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA at NC Park, where he is most familiar.
In the regular season head-to-head, SSG batters went 3-for-2 with Kim Sung-hyun, 3-for-2 with Kim Chan-hyung, 2-for-1 with Choo Shin-soo, and 1-for-3 with Choi Jeong Eredia of Hanyusum.
Oh Won-seok has more experience facing opposing hitters than Tanner. His regular season record this year was 8-10 with a 5.23 ERA in 28 games. Against NC, he went 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA in four appearances. It’s been a bit of an up and down year.
Among the NC batters, Kim Joo-won was the strongest against Oh Won-seok this season with 7-for-4, followed by Park Min-woo with 7-for-3 and Seo Ho-cheol and Martin with two hits each. 카지노사이트킴 Park Se-hyuk also had three hits and two RBIs. Top hitter Son Asub and center fielder Kwon Hee-dong struggled a bit against Oh Won-seok, going 0-for-8.
However, as we saw in Games 1 and 2, the short game is more about atmosphere and momentum than opponent data. In Games 1 and 2, NC showed the power of unity by crawling through the strong pitching of Roenis Elias and Moon Seung-won, while SSG collapsed because they couldn’t find the final “one shot” despite Han Yoo-seom’s efforts at the plate. The key will be how they carry this momentum into Game 3.