Eric Peddy (Chicago White Sox), a 20-win ace in the KBO League, made his third attempt to win his first game of the season, but fell to three home runs.

In an away game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on the 11th (Korea time), Peddy was sluggish with four hits (three home runs) and three walks (four earned runs) in five innings. Peddy’s ERA rose from 2.79 to 4.30.

In the first inning, he was hit by Stephen Kwan’s hit to the right, but he tied Andres Jimenez, Jose Ramirez, and Josh Naylor to finish pitching in the first inning. In the second inning, he struck out Will Brennan and Ramon Lauriano with right field foul flies, respectively, and gave up a walk to Boy Naylor. Soon after, he guided Esteeban Florial to a groundout to second base to finish the inning.

After finishing his first three-and-out in the third inning, he was hit by Josh Naylor’s solo arch to the right-center field with one out in the fourth inning. He seemed to take a breather by inducing Will Brannon to hit a grounder to first base, but Bonaylor’s two-run homer in the middle followed by Ramon Lauriano’s hit to give up the third run. He struck out Esteban Florial to end the fourth inning.

With one out and no outs in the fifth inning, Peddy gave up his fourth run by giving up a solo arch to right-center to Stephen Kwan. With a 5-4 lead, he sent out leadoff hitter Josh Naylor on an error and consecutive walks to Will Brennan and Ramon Lauriano in the sixth inning. He was replaced by Tanner Banks with the bases loaded with no outs.

Replacement pitcher Tanner Banks struck out Bonaylor, but walked pinch-hitter David Fry to load the bases. He guided Brian Rockio to a double play at shortstop to finish the sixth inning without losing any more runs. Meanwhile, the White Sox lost 6-7 in overtime.


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