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he starting pitcher for the first wild card game to be held on the 19th has been revealed.
KBO announced on the 18th, “The starting pitchers for the first wild card game are NC Tanner and Doosan Kwak Bin.”
NC was ranked 4th after losing to KIA the previous day (17th). Prior to that, Doosan lost to SSG on the 16th and was confirmed to be in 5th place.
In this way, the wild card match between NC and Doosan was concluded. They begin the long-awaited fall baseball season at Changwon NC Park on the 19th.
NC, which starts with one win, puts forward Tanner to finish in one game. Tanner, who came as a replacement starter last August in place of Taylor Widener, recorded 5 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.92 in 11 games and 64⅔ innings. He has experience of appearing in one game against Doosan this year. At that time, he had 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 3 runs (1 earned).
On the other hand, Doosan, which needs to achieve an upset by winning 2 wins, will bring in native ace Kwak Bin. He returned from the Hangzhou Asian Games without being able to pitch a single game due to symptoms of back pain, but announced his recovery in condition by allowing 1 run in 6 innings in the game against KIA on the 13th. He recorded 23 games, 127⅓ innings, 12 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 2.90 this year. He had a great year, earning his first 10 wins in his debut. This season, he pitched in 3 games against NC, pitching 14⅔ innings, allowing 12 hits, 5 walks, 13 strikeouts, and 5 runs, which is good with an ERA of 3.07.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023