Surprising check seal → KKKKKKKKKKK → Another home run conceded… KIA replacement foreigner, expectations and anxiety raised in the second appearance
The check action that surprised the runner was sealed. However, his strikeout ability remained unchanged. The home run was tee in the jade.
Mario Sanchez, a foreign pitcher for the KIA Tigers, made an impressive pitch in his second appearance. Sanchez gave up 4 runs with 4 hits (2 home runs), 1 walk and 10 strikeouts in 6⅔ innings against the Doosan Bears at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 21st. 94 pitches in total.
Prior to the match, the referee emphasized ‘consistency’ in Sanchez’s set position. He pointed out the set position movement and double kicking problems that arose in his debut match against KT. While the team requested refrain from double kicking that could cause misunderstandings, the set position seemed to be in hand to some extent. Unlike the KT match, Sanchez continued pitching without a normal set position and double kicking action. The average fastball speed was 144 km, but both the pitch and the pitch were flawless.
Most impressive was Sanchez’s pitching. On this day, Sanchez threw the ball with only his toes slightly hanging over the tip of the pitch. For right-handed hitters, Sanchez gave the feeling of throwing the ball almost diagonally, while left-handed hitters felt the ball more deeply. Commentator Jeong Min-cheol, who relayed the game that day, pointed out, “While pitchers usually gain strength by stepping on the pitch, Sanchez is almost on the level of his toes.”
The power of the sweeper, which was shown in the debut game of the KBO League, was still the same. Doosan hitters were hardly able to respond to the sweeper, which flew like a fastball and then bent at a large angle. Up to the third inning, Sanchez struck out six while Doosan’s lineup turned around. In addition to fastball (48), two-seam (2), cutter (17), change-up (14), sweeper (12) stamped with a slider on the pitch tracking equipment, various pitches were used to lead the opponent’s batter’s bat.
However, Sanchez conceded one run after another with a home run that day. At the beginning of the 5th inning, after 1 death, José Rojas scored a tie for superiority, and in the beginning of the 6th inning, Heo Kyung-min hit a left-handed reversal solo shot. Both home runs were misspelled balls that entered the high course in the middle. From the beginning of the game, Sanchez showed aggressive attacking the strike zone without taking the ball away, but the Doosan batters, who were on a 9-game winning streak, showed concentration not to miss a single misplaced shot. Sanchez has a variety of balls, but it is a point worth considering in terms of repertoire in future appearances.
Physical problems were also visible at the point where the number of pitches approached 100. He started with 79 pitches and gave up a double after one out in the top of the 7th inning, then his balls started to increase. After giving up a walk to Rojas, pitching coach Seo Jae-eung visited the mound once, and Sanchez succeeded in handling Kang Seung-ho as second baseman’s floating ball. However, as he threw the ball one after another, the shaking was evident. Choi Ji-min, who took the mound later, got pinch hitter Park Gye-beom on four bases, and then Park Joon-young hit a sweeping triple.카지노
Sanchez’s pitching, which was revealed during the two games, matched the KIA’s expectations of “a foreign pitcher with the ability to digest innings and control runs.” However, it is true that the gap was revealed to some extent through the second appearance. In the second half of the fierce ranking battle, the analysis of the opposing team’s awl will inevitably become sharper. It is Sanchez and KIA that need to closely analyze the exploits revealed on this day.