Hanwha Eagles left-handed foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez, who was hit in the left forearm by a batted ball, was replaced after only five innings.바카라
Sanchez started on the 23rd in an away game against NC Dinos in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park.
Sanchez, wearing a Hanwha uniform as a substitute foreign player for Birch Smith, who was kicked out after only one game due to injury, is showing off his true character. Before this NC match, his performance was also excellent with 3 wins and an undefeated average ERA of 1.67.
Hanwha Sanchez, who was hit by a batted ball, pitched up to the 5th inning against Changwon NC on the 23rd and was replaced to protect the player. Photo = Courtesy of Hanwha
On this day, Sanchez continued his upward trend with a good fight. In the bottom of the first inning, lead hitter Park Min-woo was tied with a second baseman fly. The follow-up batter Seo Ho-cheol was allowed a right-handed hit, but Park Gun-woo and Jason Martin led the shortstop fly and second baseman ground ball, respectively, to end the inning.
The bottom of the second inning was the biggest crisis for Sanchez. Yoon Hyung-joon (center fielder fly) and Cheon Jae-hwan (third baseman straight hit) were induced to hit, but Do Tae-hoon (walk) and Kim Joo-won (heavy hit) were allowed to go on base and were driven to 2nd, 1st and 2nd base. However, with the help of catcher Choi Jae-hoon, he caught Do Tae-hoon, who was aiming for the third base through a double steal, and did not concede.
At the end of the third inning, a dizzying scene came out. After blocking Ahn Joong-yeol and Park Min-woo side by side with shortstop grounders, Seo Ho-cheol got a right-handed hit. Afterwards, Sanchez, who faced Park Gun-woo, was hit in the left forearm by an assault ball and allowed an infield hit. The medical team immediately came up to check Sanchez’s condition, and once he remained on the mound, he tied Martin with a shortstop ground ball and did not concede.
It was clean even in the bottom of the 4th inning. He calmly increased his outcount against Yoon Hyung-jun (third baseman grounder) and Cheon Jae-hwan (strikeout). The follow-up hitter Do Tae-hoon walked, but Kim Joo-won was blocked by a third baseman ground ball.
Sanchez, who was on the mound in the bottom of the 5th inning, caught Joong-Yeol Ahn (strikeout), Min-Woo Park (strikeout), and Ho-Cheol Seo (shortstop grounder) in succession, ending the game with his first three-way inning completed. The final score was 5 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, no run. The total number of pitches was 79, and the maximum speed was measured up to 153 km.
An official from Hanwha explained Sanchez’s rather early decision, “Sanchez had some discomfort in the part hit by (Park Kun-woo’s) at the end of the 3rd inning, so he was replaced to protect the player.”
On the other hand, Sanchez, who passed the ball to follow-up pitcher Yoon Dae-gyeong with a 3-0 lead, would have his 4th win of the season if Hanhwa won without allowing a tie. As the bottom of the 7th inning progresses, Hanwha is ahead of NC by 6-0.