KIA Sanchez made his first start in the match against KT in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the afternoon of the 9th.
Kia won 5-1 in the game against KT that day and jumped to 6th place with 35 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses, beating 7th place Kiwoom by one game.
Sanchez, who played for the Tungyi Lions in Taiwan, became the winning pitcher in his first debut with 6.1 innings, 5 hits (1 home run), 10 strikeouts and 1 run against KT. Sanchez, who threw 88 balls, had 19 out counts. The four-seam fastball had a maximum velocity of 147 km, and various pitches such as slider, two-seam, change-up, and curve made KT batters perplexed.
In particular, commentator Park Jae-hong, who was in charge of commenting on the unique fake check, was so amazing that he said, “I’ve seen it for the first time.” When a runner went out on first base, Sanchez looked at the first base while taking a momentary motion as if he was sitting down, and first base runner Min-hyeok Kim hurriedly returned to base.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, he bent his left knee at the 2nd and 1st base, made a check fake motion, and entered the set position. First base runner Kim Sang-soo flinched. Sanchez then twisted to first base to check it out.
Runners and batters were a little surprised. Next, he threw a check ball straight to first base without any fake action. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol approached the referee and appealed to the referees for Sanchez’s fake check, but it was not accepted.
▲The runner on first base hurriedly returned to Sanchez’s sudden check.
With Sanchez’s containment fake, he did not allow a single stolen base while playing for Taiwan’s Tung-Yi Lions. While paying attention to keeping runners in check, he did not lose his concentration even in the game against batters.메이저사이트
Sanchez passed the mound to Choi Ji-min at the bottom of the 7th inning when Kia took a 5-1 lead, with one out and first base, and headed to the dugout. Sanchez, who made a strong impression, is 185 cm tall and weighs 75 kg. Born in Venezuela, Sanchez played 10 seasons in the minor leagues and 1 season in the Taiwan Professional Baseball League (CPBL).
In this year’s Taiwan Professional Baseball, he appeared in 10 games as a member of the Tung-Yi Lions, pitching 62⅔ innings and recording an excellent record of 8 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.44. In the minor leagues, he participated in 210 games (77 starts), recorded 44 wins, 33 losses, and an average ERA of 3.94, and wore a Kia uniform with an annual salary of $280,000.
[KIA starter Sanchez tying down the first base runner with a unique check form.