dotorrent blog

Time for us to shine.

“Sanchez’s debut against Samsung on the 11th, who should be left out of the starting lineup…” Hanwha worries about happiness

Hanwha’s new foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez (26) will enter the starting rotation next week. Hanwha, whose starting lineup works quietly, now has to make a decision. It was a ‘concern about happiness’ that someone had to be removed from the existing 5 members. 

On the 5th, Sanchez digested bullpen pitching at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park. Initially, live pitching was planned with the batter standing at the plate, but it was replaced with bullpen pitching due to rain. After the 30th of last month, he finished preparations for the actual mound with his second bullpen pitching. 

Hanwha coach Carlos Subero said, “Sanchez is highly likely to make his debut next Thursday (Daejeon Samsung match on the 11th). He’s his first appearance, so he’s planning around 55 or 65 pitches,” he revealed. 

Sanchez, who signed a contract with Hanwha on the 20th of last month as a substitute for Birch Smith, joined the team on the 28th after returning to Korea on the 26th. He makes his debut almost two weeks after his arrival. Before signing the contract with Hanwha, Sanchez, who had played three games for the Triple A team under the Chicago White Sox, was expected to be put into practice quickly, but it took some time. 

However, coach Subero said, “It is not too late to debut. After signing his contract, Sanchez returned to Venezuela, his home country, and returned to Korea via the United States with his family. In the meantime, he didn’t throw the ball, and he needed plenty of preparation time. The schedule for Thursday’s mound was also set as soon as possible,” he explained. 

The reason why Subero is not in a hurry to make Sanchez’s debut is that the existing starters are doing their part. Felix Pena (6G 2-3, ERA 4.97) showed some ups and downs, but Jang Min-jae (5G 1-2, 2.81), Kim Min-woo (6G 1-2, 4.94), Moon Dong-ju (4G 1-2, 2.38), and Nam Ji-min (5G) 4 losses, 6.61) and other domestic starters held up well.  안전놀이터

While Moon Dong-joo is showing off his strong pitch, Jang Min-jae continues to be consistent, and Kim Min-woo also found stability with quality starts in the last two games in a row. Nam Ji-min also collapsed greatly in the match against KT in Suwon on the 16th of last month (7 runs in ⅓ innings), but showed competitiveness by blocking all the other 3 starting games with 2 runs or less. The average ERA excluding the KT match was 2.81. 

When Sanchez enters the rotation, one of the existing starters must be left out. Coach Subero said, “I will keep the five-man selection. I don’t know who will be left out yet,” he said. In terms of grades, Nam Ji-min is in the most disadvantaged position. But he has a chance for a turnaround. The situation may change if he throws well on the mound today as he is scheduled to play against KT in Daejeon on the 7th.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.