“We have enough elements to succeed in Korea.”
The reason why Hanwha lefty Ricardo Sanchez (26) never knew defeat was because of his strong charm. He is a left-hander, and is equipped with various breaking balls such as speed approaching 150km, bold body play, changeup, and slider curve. He was on a winning streak until the end of the first half.
However, since July, the flow has subtly changed. In the final match of the first half against SSG and the first match of the second half against NC, he had a total of 8 innings, 20 hits and 12 earned runs. Even coach Choi Won-ho admitted that SSG and NC batters were so-called ‘supporting and hitting’.메이저놀이터
In fact, SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-chul, who relayed the game against Daejeon NC on July 21, expressed the opinion that the pitching habit seems to have been exposed. Director Choi Won-ho also agreed. It means that subtle differences were detected when using fastballs and breaking balls.
Hanwha will closely check Sanchez’ performance at the end of the season.
It was proved in the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on July 27th (7 innings, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts, 4 walks, 2 runs, 1 earned run) and against Daejeon Doosan on the 2nd (6 innings, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 2 walks, 1 run). However, on the 8th, Suwon KT Jeonseo collapsed once again with 14 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 7 runs (6 earned) in 5 innings. In 14 games this season, 5 wins and 4 losses, an average ERA of 3.38. Quality start 5 times.
On this day, Sanchez also recorded a fastball of 149 km. Since KT is a right-handed hitter, they used a changeup more often than a slider. I also had a timing battle with the curve. However, he was often driven to the middle, and he felt that KT hitters knew something.
Coach Choi said this ahead of the KIA game in Gwangju on the 5th. “I’m still young, so I don’t have much experience, and I don’t have good game management skills. The changeover is also not at a very high level. Anyway, it has an average speed of the latter half of 140km, so it has enough elements to succeed in Korea.”
Sanchez’s intense gaze. The desire to win looks great.
Basically, I don’t have a level of command that allows me to win a borderline match. The perfection of the changing ball is not very high either. In the end, he is the type to win by creating an advantageous ball count with his fastball, but if this ball is crowded, there is always a risk of being hit. The KT batting line is one of the scariest batting lines in the league in the second half.
Still, coach Choi said, “I listen to the catcher well. He also communicates well with pitchers. He was still a young pitcher, so he asked (Jung) Woo-ram about the ball layout and listened to what he said.” If you can’t raise your command ability in a short period of time, a flashy pitch design is essential. Having an open ear is a huge plus.
Hanwha has a definite foreign ace named Felix Pena. In the long run, Dong-ju Moon will also take the center stage in the local starting lineup. There is Han Seung-hyuk and rookie Kim Seo-hyun joins. Next year, there is a possibility of joining left-hander Hwang Jun-seo (Jangchunggo). That’s why the second foreign starter is an important weapon that puts an end to the completeness of the starting lineup. Given recent moves, it seems that Hanwha has no choice but to be cautious about renewing the contract with Sanchez.