Ricardo Sanchez (26), who joined as a substitute in May and emerged as Hanwha’s lucky ball, showed rapid turbulence in two consecutive games.
Sanchez lost the match against Daejeon 메이저사이트 NC on the 21st, the first game of the second half, with 10 hits (three home runs) in five innings, three strikeouts and five runs with no outs. He didn’t hit any home runs in 51⅔ innings in the previous 10 games, but he allowed Son Ah-seop to hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, and was hit by Yoon Hyung-joon and Park Kun-woo in the fifth inning and recorded three home runs.
In particular, both back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning were hit by fastballs, which were relatively well controlled on the high and low sides of the body. However, as if NC batters had brought in a goalkeeper, they responded at the exact timing and passed it over the left fence.
Ahead of the NC match on the 22nd, Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said of Sanchez, “It seems that the batters have exposed their habits a little more than getting used to the Sanchez ball. When batters throw fastballs and breaking balls, they can see that they catch habits and respond. That’s true when you don’t hit a breaking ball and just hit a fastball. When pitching habits are established, Korean hitters only hit fastballs without breaking balls. He said, “If the fastball is concentrated, it will inevitably hit big.”
Sanchez also lost to Daejeon SSG on the 8th, his last appearance in the first half, with 10 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 8 runs (7 earned runs) in 3 innings. In the first nine games of the season, he pitched overwhelmingly with five wins, no losses, and a 1.48 ERA, and has been criticized for 20 hits and 13 runs (12 earned runs) in eight innings in the past two games. The ERA of the season also rose to 3.16.
SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-chul, who broadcasted the NC match, also mentioned the possibility of exposing Sanchez’s pitching habits, and Choi’s thoughts were the same. Coach Choi said, “I was like that just in the match against SSG, but when I saw yesterday (21st), the batters completely supported Sanchez’s fastball and hit it. I think there’s something. “I told the data team to look for it.”
Head coach Choi then said, “If a pitcher is exposed to habit, he or she must modify it.” “You have to force yourself to do it,” he said adding, “The timing is late even for fastballs that are driven when the batter hits while thinking about both fastballs and breaking balls.” The timing is not too late if you only aim for a fastball instead of a breaking ball. The corner walk is not possible and Molly hits the ball without fail. “I can’t keep throwing it only with corner work, so I have to revise it,” he stressed.