Another pitcher who is the natural enemy of the LG Twins has been added. Sanchez, a foreign pitcher for last-place Hanwha, became LG’s killer by maintaining an ERA of ‘0’ against LG.
Sanchez appeared as a starting pitcher in the game against LG held at Jamsil Stadium on the 2nd and pitched well, allowing 3 hits, no walks, 6 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings.메이저놀이터
He was hit by a heavy hit by leadoff hitter Hong Chang-ki in the first inning, but dealt out all three subsequent batters with base hits. The second episode ended with a three-way elimination.
It was a crisis in the third inning with a 1-0 lead. After two outs, a hit by Hong Chang-ki and a double by Shin Min-jae put the team in danger with two outs and 2nd and 3rd bases. Kim Hyun-soo, who recorded 4 RBIs the previous day, overcame the crisis with a ground ball to first base on a full count.
Sanchez overwhelmed LG’s batting lineup with three consecutive strikeouts in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings.
“The preparation process was very good,” Sanchez said after the game. “In particular, I was able to control each pitch well where I wanted it to be,” he said. On this day, he threw 41 fastballs, 29 sliders, 14 curveballs, 6 changeups, and 2 two-seamers with a maximum speed of 154 km.
He continued, “Catcher Park Sang-eon’s lead was really good. He knew very well what kind of ball he wanted me to throw and led me with confidence. “Having a catcher like that guarding home plate is of great help to the pitcher,” he praised his colleague.
Sanchez was not able to become the winning pitcher as the bullpen lost a 3-point lead in the 8th inning, but he faced LG and washed away his recent poor pitching.
Sanchez showed off his formidable momentum with 2 wins in 4 games and an ERA of 0.90 in May, and 2 wins in 4 games with an ERA of 1.99 in June. However, he performed poorly in July with 4 games, 1 win, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 6.00, and in August, 5 games, 1 win, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 5.14.
In his first appearance in September, he met LG and provided an opportunity for a turnaround. Sanchez recorded a victory against LG on June 10 with 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts, and no runs in 8 innings. The LG batting line, which they met again after 60 days, was blocked this time. In 14 innings against LG, he allowed 5 hits, 14 strikeouts, and no runs.
Sanchez said, “A team victory is the most important, and becoming a winning pitcher is not something a pitcher can do alone, but I am a player with a strong competitive spirit, so I go on the mound with the intention of winning every game. “With that mindset, I want to challenge for 10 wins the rest of the season,” he said.
The representative left-handed pitcher that LG is weak against is KT foreign pitcher Benjamin. Benjamin recorded a win against LG in the opening game, and has an average ERA of 0.71 (8 runs, 2 earned runs in 25.1 innings) in 4 wins in 4 games against LG. In the head-to-head match against KT, LG had 5 wins and 5 losses, with 4 losses to one Benjamin.
SSG Elias recorded 2 wins and an average ERA of 2.77 (4 earned runs in 13 innings) in 2 games against LG. On August 20th, he became the winning pitcher against LG by allowing 1 run in 8 innings.
Samsung left-hander Baek Jeong-hyun has pitched in three games against LG, recording 3 wins, no losses, and an ERA of 0.92 (4 runs, 2 earned runs in 16 innings). NC left-hander Choi Seong-young also has a good record against LG, with 2 wins and no losses in 3 games, with an ERA of 2.51. He earned two wins by allowing two runs in six innings twice.
Manager Yeom Kyeong-yeop diagnosed, “Our batters are weak against left-handed pitchers who are good at throwing sliders.”