The key to the first round of the playoffs between KT Wiz and NC Dinos is the battle between the best foreign pitchers.
The key word is who will lead the first game to victory between William Cuevas, the king of 100% winning percentage with 12 wins and no losses, and Eric Peddy, who has virtually booked the regular season MVP title as a three-time pitcher with 20 wins, an ERA of 2.00, and 209 strikeouts.
For KT, it is important to know how to deal with Peddy, the best pitcher, but KT has Peddy’s natural enemy. This is foreign hitter Anthony Alford.
As Peddie was the best pitcher, his hitting percentage was low and he rarely hit home runs. While he pitched 180⅓ innings in 30 games, his hitting percentage was only .277, and he hit only 9 home runs. He got hit about once every three games.
If you were to introduce the hitters who had the honor of hitting a home run against Peddie, the first hitter to be named would be Alford. He hit his best against Peddie. He had 5 hits in 8 at-bats, raising his opponent’s batting average to a whopping 60.2 5 rina, and hitting two home runs. He is the only batter to hit two home runs from Peddie.
He hit a two-run shot in Suwon Gyeonggi on May 9, and a solo shot in Suwon Gyeonggi on August 13. Both led to Peddie’s two-seam home run. He walked one and struck out only one. He could certainly be called an invincible enemy.
Alford said he felt more comfortable dealing with Peddie than with Korean pitchers. He said, “Korean pitchers throw a variety of pitches to me and use different ball combinations, but I have seen a lot of foreign pitchers like Peddie in the United States.”
Teammate Kang Baek-ho also hit a home run, but it is unfortunate that he cannot participate in the playoffs due to injury.
For Samsung, Kim Tae-gun and Koo Ja-wook hit home runs, while Lotte Jeong Bo-geun, Kiwoom Russell, LG Austin, and SSG Heredia are the ones who hit home runs for Peddie. There were no home run hitters at Hanwha, KIA, and Doosan.스포츠토토
Alford appeared in 133 games this season and recorded a batting average of .289 (142 hits in 491 at-bats) with 15 home runs and 70 RBIs. He also showed off his quick feet by recording 17 stolen bases. It is unfortunate that he lacks batting judgment or throwing ability in defense, but he has clutch ability in batting and hits a shot at important moments.
In this year’s game against NC, he had a batting average of .302, 19 hits in 59 at-bats, 4 home runs, and 14 RBIs. He had the most hits and RBIs of any of the nine teams he faced. These playoffs are even more anticipated.