SSG Elias and NC Shin Min-hyuk Were Selected for Semi-PO

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Roenis Elias (35, SSG Landers) and Shin Min-hyuk (24, NC Dinos) open the 2023 Korean Professional Baseball Semi-Playoffs (June PO).

SSG Elias and NC Shin Min-hyuk Were Selected for the First Round of Semi-PO... Playball at 2pm on the 22nd

NC started with Pedi, SSG saved Kim Gwang-hyun and started quasi-PO.

Roenis Elias (35, SSG Landers) and Shin Min-hyuk (24, NC Dinos) open the 2023 Korean Professional Baseball Semi-Playoffs (June PO).

SSG and NC, who are playing the semi-PO with 3 wins out of 5, announced Elias and Shin Min-hyuk as the starters for the first game of the semi-PO to be held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon at 2 p.m. on the 22nd.

NC decided to give Eric Peddie, the triple winner of multiple wins (20 wins), ERA (2.00), and strikeouts (209), a little more rest, who suffered a bruise on his right arm. 스포츠토토

SSG will also send Elias to the first game instead of native ace Kim Gwang-hyun.

Elias, who took the KBO League mound as a substitute player in May, appeared in 22 games in the regular season this year and posted an ERA of 3.70 with 8 wins and 6 losses.

In the NC match, he struggled with 3 games, 1 win, and an average ERA of 7.53.

However, coach Kim Won-hyung recalled Elias's performance against the Doosan Bears in his last appearance of the regular season on the 16th, allowing 4 hits and 1 run in 7 innings, and decided to give him the opportunity to start the first game as a semi-PO.

The team where Elias struggled the most in this year's regular season was NC.

Many NC players, including Park Min-woo (3 hits in 5 at-bats), Kwon Hee-dong (3 hits in 7 at-bats, 1 home run), Jason Martin (3 hits in 8 at-bats, 1 home run), Seo Ho-cheol (2 hits in 5 at-bats), and Park Se-hyuk (2 hits, 1 home run) The batter easily attacked Elias.

The fact that Elias performed poorly in both NC games in October (8 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned in 3 innings on the 3rd, and 9 hits, 7 runs in 5⅓ innings on the 8th) also makes SSG anxious.

However, if Elias, who throws a fastball, changeup, and slider with an average speed of 148 km/h, performs well in the first game, SSG will be able to solve the semi-PO situation much more easily.

Another SSG foreign pitcher, Kirk McCarty, has difficulty pitching as a semi-PO starter due to back pain, so Elias' good pitching is even more urgent.

Shin Min-hyuk will make his first postseason appearance as a starter in the first game of the semi-PO.

In this year's regular season, Shin Min-hyuk posted 5 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.98.

Although there were times when he had to pitch in relief due to team circumstances, NC classifies Shin Min-hyuk as a 'starting resource'.

Since Koo Chang-mo cannot participate in the postseason due to injury, Shin Min-hyuk must play the role of NC's native ace this fall.

Shin Min-hyuk was also entrusted with starting the first game of the semi-PO match, where it would be difficult for Peddie to step up.

Shin Min-hyuk struggled against SSG this year with an average ERA of 6.57 in four games.

SSG Choi Ji-hoon (3 hits in 5 at-bats), Han Yu-seom (2 hits in 4 at-bats), Choi Jeong (1 hit in 2 at-bats), and Choi Joo-hwan (2 hits in 6 at-bats, 2 home runs) harassed Shin Min-hyuk.

However, Coach Kang In-kwon decided to nominate Shin Min-hyuk, who finished his last regular season appearance with 2 hits and no runs in 5 innings against the KIA Tigers on October 17, as the first starting PO.

Shin Min-hyuk is a pitcher with a high use rate of change-up and cutter (change-up 41%, cutter 27.4%).

If the change-up and cutter that change in the opposite direction fool SSG hitters, NC can enjoy the 'effect of saving Pedi' to a greater extent.

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