Tanner started against Hanwha in Changwon on the 15th and made a quality start with 6 hits (6 home runs) in 2 innings, 4 strikeouts, and 3 runs.
In his first at-bat, he pitched well and showed the stability and innings that NC expected.
He hit a solo home run in the first inning to Noh Si-hwan
who was in the top of the home run list
but he struggled without allowing another run until the fifth inning.
1~1 consecutive three-run innings in 5 innings. 스포츠토토
Against left-handed hitters
which curved wide to the outside
Left-handed hitters such as Kim In-hwan in the second inning
Lee Do-yoon in the third and Moon Hyun-bin couldn’t get the timing right on Tanner’s slider.
In his second at-bat of the fourth inning
right-hander Roh Si-hwan struck out Tanner’s low-pitched slider with his bat spinning.
In the sixth inning
he hit a two-run home run to Nick Williams at first base and scored an extra run
but he showed his strength by pitching safely.
with a maximum of 3 km/h
but in addition to his fastball (5)
he also increased his changeup rate (3)
and curve (3)
which took away the timing of hitters appropriately.
NC coach Kang Won-won said of Tanner before the game
“He’s not a fastball pitcher
but he has good game management ability with a variety of pitches
so he can take long innings reliably.
While his predecessor Taylor Weidner (Samsung) had a fast ball and a good pitch
but his innings were unsatisfactory due to his ups and downs
Tanner showed efficiency from the start
taking charge of six innings with 86 balls.
The fast and aggressive pitching tempo also draws favor from fielders defending from behind. However
the power of the fastball
which had a maximum restraint of 6 km and an average of 144 km
was weakened, and if it caught even a little bit in the batsmen’s heating zone
it was hit.
Both Roh’s home runs in the first inning and Williams’ home runs in the sixth were hit while throwing fastballs.
Five of Tanner’s six hits on the day came on the pitch.
who saw both potential and complement in his debut
said after the game
“It was good to pitch in front of the fans for the first time and to catch my breath with my teammates.
Thanks to a lot of help from the defenders
I was able to keep my energy and pitch while keeping going
Pitching was a new experience in a league with a different fan support culture.
I had a lot of fun while pitching.
We had a disappointing draw (140-1) today
but I will try to do my part to lead the team to victory.