Hanwha is still at the bottom, but it signaled its escape from last place by winning a winning series against leading LG over the weekend.
When Hanwha lost 0-10 against Jamsil LG on the 1st, there was a dark shadow as it fell into an eight-game losing streak, but it set the stage for a turnaround by winning 5-3 against Jamsil LG on the 2nd. Although he was not a winning pitcher, foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez, who came out as a starting pitcher and pitched well with three hits, no outs, six strikeouts and no runs in six innings, cannot be left out.
Sanchez showed stable pitching enough to block the fourth to sixth innings with perfect hits. His maximum speed was 152 kilometers, and he showed off his good condition by throwing a 150-kilometer fastball in the sixth inning. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Sanchez was really good. He even said, “When we meet, he throws so well.” Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho also welcomed Sanchez’s good pitching, saying, “If you throw it like this, it’s a renewal.” 토토사이트
Hanwha recruited Sanchez as a substitute for Birch Smith, who was sent out as a starting pitcher for the opening game at the beginning of the season. As soon as Sanchez joined Hanwha, he became a “winning fairy.” In the first nine games in which he appeared, Hanwha boasted a 100% winning rate with eight wins and one draw. In particular, Hanwha played a big role in winning eight consecutive games in 18 years by pitching well with five hits and one run in six innings against Daegu Samsung on July 1.
Since then, however, Sanchez has fallen into an incredible slump, losing four consecutive games. Sanchez, who succeeded in changing the mood by winning his sixth win of the season with four hits and three runs in six innings against Doosan in Daejeon on the 13th of last month, is returning to his old self by playing more than six innings in every game. And his good pitching against LG in Jamsil on the 2nd showed that Sanchez has a good chance of wearing Hanwha’s uniform next year.
Regarding Sanchez’s brief slump, Choi Won-ho said, “Sanchez performed elbow surgery and played full-time as a starting pitcher last year (in the minor league). It’s hard to say that fatigue accumulated like that, he said. “It’s my guess, but Sanchez first came to Korea and threw well in his own style, but there are parts that he stopped himself when he was exposed to the opponent.” Coach Choi Won-ho, who watched Sanchez’s good pitching against LG in Jamsil on the 2nd, smiled, saying, “If you throw it like this, we should do it together (next year).”
Despite joining Hanwha as an alternative foreign player this year, Sanchez pitched 97⅔ innings in 18 games, showing better-than-expected performance with 6 wins, 5 losses, and a 3.41 ERA. It adds to the question of whether Hanwha’s plan for next year will include Sanchez’s name.