Stressed KIA Sanchez, when will the rebound be? “Now it’s set correctly, all that remains is to throw long innings”

Posted Posted onAugust 18, 2023 Comments0

 “Now, all that remains is to throw long innings.”

The bright early rise was sluggish, but the KIA Tigers still have faith in foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez (29).

Sanchez has pitched five or fewer innings in his last four games. In the 3 games in August, there was only 1 loss without a win. In his debut game, on the 9th of last month, against Suwon KT Wiz, he made a good pitch with 6⅓ innings, 10 strikeouts and 1 run. In the first game of the second half, July 21, against the Gwangju Doosan Bears, he announced the emergence of a new inning eater with 6⅔ innings, 10 strikeouts and 4 runs. It seemed. However, after that, his sluggishness continued as the skein of thread got twisted.안전놀이터

The stress is considerable. A protest from the opposing bench ensued over the set position motion, which occurred when the runner was positioned on first base by bending his knees and hips heavily. In the KT match, which was his debut match, not only the set position, but also the double kicking protest was added. The referees pointed out the balk double kicking, but the set position judged that there was no big problem as long as there was ‘consistency’. However, in the course of the set position, there was a series of opinions that made the first base check a problem, and it was difficult for Sanchez to focus on pitching. While using a fastball and a sweeper in the mid-140 km range, the ball that attracted the batter began to dull little by little. Some say that the opposing team is already responding by analyzing Sanchez’s pitching movements according to the fastball and breaking ball. From KIA’s point of view, it is inevitable to hope that Sanchez will regain the same appearance as in the early days of his debut as soon as possible.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk commented on Sanchez’s pitching form, “Now it has been accurately established. There were no unnecessary movements in the match against the Lotte Giants on the 13th.” He emphasized, “I know very well that there is no problem if I pitch only with a consistent attitude,” and “now all that remains is to throw long innings.”

Sanchez was not the only foreign pitcher who was shaking after going well in the early stages. All pitchers who debuted in the KBO League with skills beyond that of domestic pitchers cannot be free from the opposing team’s analysis network, and Sanchez can be seen as being in the process. However, in terms of KIA fighting in the second half of the match, Sanchez must regain his early debut appearance as soon as possible to gain momentum in the fight in the top 5. It is KIA that Sanchez wants to find composure as soon as possible.


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