Hanwha Eagles foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez reported his first victory in the second half and broke the chain of sluggishness that had continued since the end of the first half.메이저놀이터
Sanchez started in the home game against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 13th and recorded 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings, helping Hanwha win 8-3. added
Sanchez delivered an efficient pitch by properly mixing the slider and changeup with a fastball that recorded a maximum speed of 151 km that day. Even in the top of the 6th inning when the number of pitches exceeded 90, he was able to pitch to intimidate batters while maintaining a fastball speed of 140km in the second half.
In the top of the 3rd inning, where the Hanwha Eagles were leading 3-0, Yang Seok-hwan allowed a solo home run, and then Kim Jae-hwan and Kim Min-hyeok gave up consecutive walks, putting them in danger of getting 1st and 2nd base safely, but striking out Park Joon-young and hitting Park Yoo-yeon and Heo Kyung-min to make it a ground ball. and quickly found peace.
Later, in the top of the 3rd inning, Rojas from 1st and 3rd base, and Park Gye-beom from 1st and 3rd base in the top of the 5th gave a sacrifice fly, adding 2 runs, but quickly increased the out count with aggressive pitching. He kept the mound until the 6th inning and recorded a quality start, and with the help of scoring support from the batting line, he got his 6th win of the season.
After the game, Sanchez said, “I put a lot of effort into winning the team, but it feels better to be a winning pitcher for the first time in a while.” I thought it was work,” he said.
Immediately after making his KBO League debut in a Hanwha uniform on May 11, Sanchez showed an outstanding performance with an average ERA of 1.48, 4 wins and 4 wins in 8 games until June. For Hanwha, who has hardly benefited from foreign pitchers in recent years, it was like rain in a drought.
However, after winning his 5th win of the season with 6 innings and 1 run in a game against the Samsung Lions on July 1st, he suffered difficulties as his pitching habits were exposed. From the match against SSG Landers on July 8th to the match against KT Wiz on the 8th, he struggled with 4 losses and an average ERA of 6.92 without a win in 5 games. During this period, the content of pitching, such as 2 quality starts and 1 quality start + 1, was not bad at all, but it was true that he showed great ups and downs.
Sanchez said, “I was surprised at the analytical power of the KBO League,” but said, “I hope that a lot of talk about my pitching habits will come out publicly. showed
He also said, “There was nothing that bothered me (about exposing pitching habits). I respect all teams and leagues and always try to learn with a humble attitude.” “he emphasized.
Sanchez has only one goal. As Hanwha is still surviving in the competition to advance to the postseason, he is determined to bring the team as many victories as possible in the remaining appearances in the second half.
Sanchez said, “I will do everything I can and control so that Hanwha can go to fall baseball without fail.” I am fighting to the best of my ability on the baseball field.”