After taking a hard hit to the forearm, he smiles and reassures his teammates. In the eight games he pitched, Hanwha didn’t lose a single game. Hanwha has brought in a foreign pitcher to replace Bok-do.바카라사이트
Ricardo Sanchez (26-Hanwha) started the sixth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against NC at Changwon NC Park on April 23 and pitched five innings of four-hit ball with two walks and three strikeouts to earn his fourth win of the season.
He was a little shaky in the early going, but his command of the game kept him out of trouble. Seo Ho-cheol led off the first inning with a single and retired Park Gun-woo and Jason Martin, and two batters later, Do Tae-hoon walked and Kim Joo-won singled to load the bases, but the second baseman was thrown out trying to steal third.
The dizzying moment came in the third inning. After leading off the inning with a single to right, Seo Ho-chul was hit hard in the left forearm by Park Gun-woo’s hard-hit pitch. The hit was so hard that SBS Sports commentator Lee Dong-hyun, who was in charge of the broadcast, expressed concern that “the area was not good,” but Sanchez reassured his coaching staff and teammates with a gesture of “I’m fine” and a brighter smile than usual. He also responded to Park Gun-woo’s apology with a bright smile after he reached first base with an infield single, creating a heartwarming scene.
Sanchez battled through the injury with a strained forearm. After getting Martin to ground out to shortstop with runners on first and second in the second inning, he struck out Do Tae-hoon on a straight fly ball and Kim Joo-won on a grounder to third base in the fourth inning, and then pitched his first three-hit shutout, including two strikeouts in the fifth inning with a 3-0 lead.
Despite throwing just 79 pitches, Sanchez was pulled in favor of Yoon Dae-kyung in the sixth inning for player protection with a 3-0 lead. Hanwha rode Sanchez’s strong pitching to a 6-2 victory over NC and a third straight win.
Sanchez, a native of Venezuela, donned the Hanwha uniform on April 19 as a replacement foreign pitcher for Butch Smith for an annual salary of $400,000 (about 500 million won). At the time, Hanwha wished Sanchez well in ending the foreign atrocities, saying, “With a fastball in the low 140s and a similarly fastball-like two-seam, as well as a curve, slider, and changeup, Sanchez is expected to be able to digest stable innings with his unique aggressive pitching pattern.”
Sanchez’s season record is 4-0 with a 1.48 ERA in eight games. He made his KBO debut for Daejeon Samsung on May 11 and quickly won the Bokpoong title by showing the consistency the club was looking for. Sanchez’s record is a record, but more importantly, Hanwha hasn’t lost a game in his eight appearances, winning seven and drawing one. Even in the draw against Kiwoom on the 16th, the team rallied from a 0-2 deficit to avoid defeat.
So far, the signing of Sanchez has been a stroke of genius. Sanchez has become the so-called “win fairy,” a player who not only puts up great individual numbers but also ensures that the team wins. In addition to his great individual record, Sanchez has become the so-called victory fairy, ensuring the team’s victory. He also earned a passing grade for his character and teamwork, showing consideration for his teammates after being hit by a hard hit ball and dedication to pitching five innings despite his injury. Hanwha got a really good foreign pitcher for 500 million won.