The 26-year-old fortune came to end the cruelty of Hanwha foreigners “I am proud of the passionate team”
Born in 1997, Hanwha left-hander Ricardo Sanchez (26), the youngest active foreign player in the KBO League, shot hope with refreshing pitches in two consecutive games. Hanwha also began to gradually escape from Birch Smith’s nightmare, which was released due to shoulder pain after 60 pitches in 2⅔innings before the opening game.
Sanchez made a start in the home game against Samsung held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 17th, pitching well with 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. He delayed his first win in his debut due to lack of support from the batting line, but he succeeded in pitching his first 5 innings and is quickly settling with an earned run average of 1.00. Hanwha also used Sanchez’s good pitching as a stepping stone to win 2-1 with Chae Eun-seong’s final hit in the 10th overtime.
Sanchez, who made a successful debut in the KBO league on the 11th against Daejeon Samsung with 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and no run in 4 innings, was successful in his second mound that day. He was responsible for five innings, throwing one more pitch than the scheduled 70 pitches.
Sanchez, who induced both Yoon Dong-hee and Ahn Kwon-soo to ground to second base from the start of the first inning, struck out Han Dong-hee with a 148km fastball that filled his body and ended the start with a three-way exit. After being hit by An Chi-hong in the second inning, Yu Gang-nam hit a 1-run double in the middle left and gave up the first run, but it did not shake. After striking out the next hitter, Kim Min-soo, with a sharp slider on his side, he struck out 3 pitches on a missed swing, and Shin Yun-hoo also induced center fielder’s fly ball and blocked it without any additional runs.
In the 3rd inning, the lead Lee Hak-joo was sent out with a hit, but he caught Yoon Dong-hee’s pitcher’s frontal hit and calmly threw it to second base, leading to a 1-4-3 double play. In the 4th inning, after grounding Han Dong-hee and Ahn Chi-hong consecutively, he caught Jeon Jun-woo on a first base foul fly and threw 10 balls.
In the 5th inning, Shin Yun-hoo had a ball that hit him, but he ended the inning with 2 infield ground balls and 1 strikeout. Last batter Lee Hak-joo threw a 149km inside high fastball, striking out with a swing. 71 total pitches, 48 strikes and 23 balls. He threw a mixture of sliders (17), curves (8), and changeups (7) centering on fastballs (39) with a maximum of 151 km and an average of 148 km.
As soon as he received the ball, he quickly entered an aggressive game with a short interval of throwing right away, and in a light pitching rhythm, he induced countless ground balls with a body game regardless of left and right batters. 8 ground outs, including 1 double hit. Including the first game against Samsung, the ground ball/floating ball ratio reached 2.00 (14 ground balls/7 floating balls). Hanwha’s infield defense also supported it well.
[OSEN=Daejeon, Correspondent Choi Gyu-han] In the first inning, Hanwha starter Sanchez is throwing the ball vigorously. 2023.05.17 / firstname.lastname@example.org
When Smith left due to an injury, Hanwha quickly started ‘Plan B’ to find a replacement player. It was not easy to bring in a replacement player as the U.S. also started the season, but Sanchez was recruited after searching for a player who could be brought in as soon as possible. His career is not flashy, and he is 26 years old and lacks experience, but he adapts quickly and adds strength to the mound for a player who was brought in in a hurry. Now that he’s only played two games, it’s hard to make hasty evaluations, but he’s emerged as Hanwha’s savior.메이저사이트
After the match, Sanchez said, “It feels great because the team won. It is better for the team to win than personal victory. I talked about it on the first day I came here, but my goal is to lead Hanwha to victory.” It was a difficult situation when I came, but I was impressed by the way all the players were passionately trying to help the team. There are many young players, but there are many players with a great will to win. In the past 2-3 weeks The team is winning a lot, and I’m proud to be on that team.”
Regarding the cool pitching tempo, Sanchez said, “Originally, I have a fast rhythm and take the tempo. Throwing fast has also helped my career. The first thing to do is to make batters uncomfortable.” In fact, he is stepping in the middle. When he throws like that, it is easy to use both sides of the strike zone.”