ERA 1.48 Pitcher Collapsed 2G 13 Runs, What Happened to Hanwha Sanchez? “It seems to have been exposed”

 Ricardo Sanchez (26), who joined as a substitute player last May and emerged as a fortune for Hanwha, showed rapid hunting for two consecutive games. 

Sanchez lost the match against Daejeon NC on the 21st, the first game of the second half, with 10 hits (3 home runs), 3 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 innings. In the previous 10 games, he did not hit a single home run in 51⅔ innings, but on this day alone, Son A-seop allowed a home run as the lead batter, and in the 5th he was hit back-to-back by Yoon Hyeong-jun and Park Kun-woo and recorded a 3-p home run. 

In particular, both of the back-to-back homers in the 5th inning were hit with fastballs, and they were relatively well-controlled balls toward the high and low sides of the body. However, as if the NC hitters came in with a goal, they hit it at the right time and passed it over the left wall. 

Ahead of the NC game on the 22nd, Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said of Sanchez, “Rather than the batters getting used to Sanchez’s ball, it seems that his habits have been exposed a little. When hitters throw fast balls and breaking balls, I see them responding by catching the habit. It’s like that when you see that he doesn’t hit the breaking ball and only receives the fastball and hits it. Once the habit of pitching is established, batters in Korea do not hit breaking balls and only hit fastballs. If the fastball is crowded, there is no choice but to be hit hard.” 

Sanchez lost the match against SSG in Daejeon on the 8th, which was his last appearance in the first half, with 10 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 8 runs (7 earned) in 3 innings. In the first 9 games of the season, he pitched overwhelmingly with 5 wins and an undefeated ERA of 1.48, but in the last 2 games, 8 innings, 20 hits and 13 runs (12 ERA), he has been beaten. The season ERA also rose to 3.16. 

SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-chul, who relayed the match against NC, also mentioned the possibility of Sanchez’s pitching habit being exposed, but Coach Choi had the same thought. Coach Choi said, “I thought that was the case even before SSG, but when I saw yesterday (21st), the batters hit Sanchez’s fastball completely. What seems to be I told (the data team) to look for it.”안전놀이터 

Director Choi continued, “If a pitcher is exposed to habits, he needs to be corrected. “I have to force myself to do it,” he said. If you only aim for a fastball instead of a breaking ball, the timing is not too late. Corner work is not possible, and the ball that is being driven is hit without a doubt. He emphasized that he could not continue to throw only with corner work, so he had to make corrections.”