NC, it’s silent and strong

NC won all three consecutive home games against SSG Landers from the 5th to the 7th, securing its lone lead with 9 wins and 4 losses in the season.

There are many teams that have won consecutive games and lost consecutive games early this season, but NC is steadily accumulating wins. It has won three consecutive games twice, and has lost only once.

NC was classified as a candidate who could aim for the fifth round ahead of this season, but it has been at the top of the list at the beginning of the season and is making a quiet sensation.

The starting pitchers are showing better performance than expected and leading NC’s performance.

NC is ranking first in the team’s ERA with 3.12 this season. The team ranks sixth with 4.21 ERA in the bullpen, but is overwhelmingly the first with 2.40 ERA in the starting lineup.

Originally, NC’s starters had a lot of question marks.

Last year, NC had a “super ace” named Eric Peddy. With 20 wins and six losses, 2.00 ERA and 209 strikeouts in the 2023 season, Peddy swept the top spot with multiple wins, ERA and strikeouts, achieving the triple crown for pitchers. He also embraced MVP.

In December last year, he signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox and returned to the U.S.

Peddy was not the only one who was out of the league. Left-hander Koo Chang-mo, one of the most famous Korean aces, also joined the Sangmu team.

NC, which needed to reorganize its starting lineup, first set up a new team of foreign pitchers. Daniel Castano and Kyle Hart were recruited.

It was the first time for both Castano and Hart to play in the KBO League. If the two had difficulty adapting, NC’s starters had no choice but to squeak.

However, when they opened the lid, it was better than expected. Castano and Hearts are displaying quality pitching that makes them forget about Pedi.

Castano had two wins in three appearances this season without losing. He had only two earned runs in 19 ⅓ innings, with an ERA of 0.93.

In all three games, he made quality starts (more than six innings and less than three earned runs) and gave up only one walk while striking out 18.

Hearts are also in compliance. He has two wins in three games without losing, and has a 3.00 ERA.

Hearts, who showed two runs in seven innings in the opening game against the Doosan Bears, was shaken by four runs in five innings against LG in Jamsil on the 2nd, but took the lead in the team’s 10-1 victory with one run (non-ERA) in six innings against SSG in Changwon on the 7th.

On top of that, right-hander Young-gun Shin Min-hyuk, who was born in 1999, is showing off his growth and solidifying his position as a native ace.

Shin Min-hyuk, who had an average record of 5 wins and 5 losses and an ERA of 3.98 in the regular season last year, predicted the birth of a native ace on the postseason stage. He made his debut in the fall baseball league by pitching five scoreless ⅔ in the first round of the semi-playoff against the SSG, and pitched six scoreless ⅓ in the second round of the playoffs against the KT Wiz.

Shin has been active with 2-1 loss and 1.56 ERA in three games this season. He struck out 11 while giving up only two walks in 17 ⅓ innings, showing off his stable ball control.

The new and new harmony stands out in the batting line.

Veteran Park Kun-woo and Park Min-woo are leading the batting lineup with 0.370 and 0.333, respectively. Kim Sung-wook is also showing off his strong performance in chances and leading the league with 14 RBIs.

With the veteran at the center, Seo Ho-cheol and Kim Hyung-joon are supporting them. In particular, Seo Ho-chul is adding strength to the lineup by hitting a batting average of 0.347 and scoring 11 RBIs.

On the defensive side, catcher Kim Hyung-joon and shortstop Kim Joo-won, who were transferred to the national team last year and experienced international competitions, have grown further, making the center line more solid.

Last year, NC took the last postseason train in the fifth place in the regular season, and made it to the playoffs by causing a stir in the fall baseball.

This year, there is no pedi, no Koo Changmo, but I look higher. 토토사이트먹튀

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