Pedi·Go Young-pyo’s roar… ERA competition ‘reignited’
The competition for the KBO League ERA title has heated up again. NC Dinos Eric Peddy’s dominant system and KT Wiz Go Young-pyo’s rising pace have collapsed.
Peddie started the game against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 31st of last month and performed poorly, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks, and 7 runs in 3 innings. 7 points is the most goals conceded in a single game this season.
Peddie, who was in first place with an ERA of 1.97 before the game, was hit hard by the KIA batting lineup and his ERA soared to 2.39. This is the highest ERA this season.메이저놀이터
A red flag was turned on for Peddie despite his challenge to achieve 20 wins and an ERA of 1 point at the same time. Peddie, who had won a whopping 14 games as of July, had only 2 wins in 6 games in August. He is still on pace to aim for 20 wins, but it is unclear whether his earned run average will re-enter the 1-point range.
Peddie lost his spot as the leader in ERA and fell to third place. Doosan Bears Raul Alcantara, with an ERA of 2.25, rose to first place.
Alcantara faced fierce competition with Peddie, Kiwoom Heroes’ Ahn Woo-jin, and LG Twins’ Adam Plutko in June, but was pushed out with an ERA of 4.18 in four games in July. However, he became the leader with an ERA of 1.85 in 5 games in August.
Ahn Woo-jin, who ranked first in ERA last year (2.11), is currently ranked second with 2.39.
Although he finished this season by undergoing reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament of his elbow (Tommy John surgery), he has already passed the number of innings. If competitors experience ups and downs, they can aim for a second straight ERA.
Plutko, who ranks fourth in ERA (2.41), was diagnosed with a pelvic bone contusion on the 29th of last month. It will take 4-5 weeks for him to return and he could return at the end of the season, but there is a question mark over his pitching condition.
Go Young-pyo, who lowered his ERA to 2.45 with 12 consecutive quality starts (more than 6 innings as a starter and no more than 3 earned runs), slipped significantly in the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 1st.
He allowed six runs while allowing eight hits, including one home run, in five innings. The average ERA rose to 2.74 and fell to 6th place.