DINOS ACE FEDDE DOMINATES WIZ AS HYPED-UP PITCHING MATCHUP FIZZLES

NC Dinos starter Erick Fedde celebrates after retiring the side in the bottom of the fifth inning of Game 1 of the second round in Look up the word “ace” in the dictionary, and you may just find the picture of NC Dinos right-hander Erick Fedde. Fedde turned what had been hyped up as a great pitching duel into a lopsided affair in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) postseason game against the KT Wiz on Monday. He struck out 12 in six overpowering innings, helping the Wiz to a 9-5 victory in Gam 1 of the second round at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, just south of Seoul. Fedde allowed just one run on three hits. His counterpart, William Cuevas, was roughed up for seven runs — three unearned — over three-plus ineffective innings, while also making an error and throwing a wild pitch .On paper, this was billed as a tantalizing starting pitching matchup between two of the best in the KBO.

Fedde won the Triple Crown in the regular season thanks to 20 wins, 209 strikeouts and a 2.00 ERA. Cuevas was no slouch, going a perfect 12-0 while pitching to a 2.60 ERA. He also carried a sterling postseason reputation after helping the Wiz to the Korean Series title in 2021.Fedde was making his first postseason start Monday, having missed a turn in the rotation in the previous round while recovering from a right forearm injury. He took a batted ball to his pitching arm during his final regular season start on Oct. 16 and was only cleared to pitch just before the start of this series. Fedde showed no signs of rust, though. He retired the first six batters he faced, three via strikeouts and three with groundouts. Moon Sang-chul stunned Fedde with a solo shot to lead off the bottom third, but by then, the Dinos were already up 4-1.The Dinos staked Fedde to an 8-1 lead after the top of the fourth inning, and that was more than enough run 온라인카지노 support.

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