Hanwha Eagles’ new foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez (26) received a passing grade in his debut game. The pitch, result, and posture are all good.

Sanchez started the 5th game of the season against Samsung at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 11th, recording 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and no run in 4 innings. Out of 53 total pitches, 34 were strikes. With a maximum speed of 152 km and an average speed of 150 km, he threw a strong ball in front of home fans. He threw a mix of curveball, slider, changeup, and curveball.

Three-way offense in 13 pitches, mainly for fastballs up to 149km in one inning.

In the second inning,안전놀이터 the lead Pirella got his first hit. However, he mixed a fastball with a maximum speed of 150km and a curve slider two-seam, and hit 3 batters. In the 3rd inning, a change-up slider curve was mixed, and the second triplet.

In the 4th inning, Lee Jae-Hyun walked for the first time, and Koo Ja-Wook hit the 1st and 3rd bases, but he induced Pirella to ground the 1st base and catch Lee Jae-Hyun, who was rushing home, with a rundown. Oh Jae-il’s hitting ball was shifted in the second and third bases that followed, and he finished his first appearance without conceding a run.

Sanchez, who signed a contract for $400,000 as a substitute for Birch Smith, who was out due to an injury after just one game, has a stable pitch, fast ball, curveball, slider, changeup, and a variety of breaking pitches.

Ricardo Sanchez, a new foreign player from Hanwha, is making his debut against Samsung in Daejeon on the 11th. Photo courtesy of Hanwha Eagles

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Former Hanwha coach Carlos Subero, who was sacked at the end of the match, explained, “He is a player with a good personality. He adapts well quickly. He is a typical foreigner who adapts well in Korea.” He continued, “There are four pitches that can be used for sure. The key is how to use these balls in practice.”

After the game, Sanchez showed off his thick guts.

Regarding his first appearance, he calmly said, “I felt good and pitched with confidence. There was no nervousness or sensitivity on the mound.” He continued, “I didn’t care whether it was a walk or a hit because it always happened during the game. Even when he gave me a walk, he concentrated and got a good result,” he said confidently.

He said, “I heard from the coaching staff that none of the 9 clubs is easy. I told them to work with the mindset of ‘play with hunger’. I will continue to practice it.” It became the first and last request of the Subero coaching system.

A new foreigner who finished his debut match amid cheers from the home fans. He said, “I feel that I am concentrating while listening to the cheers of the fans. I hope you will continue to support me so that I can do my best. I feel that I can do well.”

A left-handed pitcher with control and a variety of breaking balls with a speed of 150 km/h. He seems to have a pretty good chance of success in the big leagues and other KBO leagues.

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