‘152km’ Sanchez’s scoreless debut → Noh Si-hwan another home run… Hanwha, Samsung Winning Series

‘152km’ Sanchez’s scoreless debut → Noh Si-hwan another home run… Hanwha, Samsung Winning Series

Hanwha won the winning series by defeating Samsung. 

Hanwha won a home game against Samsung in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Eagles Park on the 11th, 4-0. 

New foreign pitcher Ricardo Sanchez threw a fastball of up to 152 km and played 4 scoreless innings, and Kim In-hwan hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the final in the first inning. Noh Si-hwan put a wedge in the game with his 7th home run of the season. 

Hanwha, who succeeded in the winning series against Samsung with 2 consecutive wins after 1 loss, became 11 wins, 19 losses and 1 draw. It is on the rise with 5 wins and 2 losses in 7 games in May. Samsung, which suffered two consecutive losses, moved away from the 50% win rate with 14 wins and 16 losses. 

From the start of the first inning, Hanwha scored the first run against Samsung starting pitcher Albert Suarez. Table setters 1 and 2, Won-seok Lee and Eun-won Jeong, picked out consecutive walks. On the 1st run, 2nd and 3rd bases, which led to Noh Si-hwan’s ground ball to 3rd base, Kim In-hwan hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs on the left side and took the lead. 

In the 5th inning, leader Oh Seon-jin opened the door with a double in left-middle. Lee Jae-hyeon of Samsung made the mistake of missing Lee Won-seok’s ground ball to shortstop Lee Won-seok on first out and third base, which led to Noh Su-gwang’s sacrifice bunt. Oh Seon-jin came home and Hanwha ran away 3-0. 

In the 6th inning, Noh Si-hwan hit a wedge home run. Suarez’s 152km fastball, which was driven in the middle of the 4th pitch, was pulled and decorated with a solo shot in the left midfield. Distance 125m, season 7 home run. It is a home run in two consecutive games, following the previous day’s (10th) consecutive hits against Samsung. In the last 5 games, he hit 5 home runs, chasing Park Dong-won (LG, 8), who ranked first in this category, by 1 difference. 

New foreign pitcher Sanchez, who made his debut, also laid the foundation for victory by pitching 4 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and no runs. Since it was his first appearance, he threw only 53 pitches up to 4 innings and went down, but with a maximum of 152km and an average of 150km, he threw 5 pitches, including a curveball, slider (more than 8), changeup (5), and two-seam (3), centered on fastballs (29). used properly.  스포츠토토

From the 5th inning, 5 reliever pitchers, Nam Ji-min, Jung Woo-ram, Kim Seo-hyun, Kang Jae-min, and Park Sang-won, kept the lead by jointly pitching 5 scoreless innings without conceding one inning each. Jung Woo-ram set a personal record of 140 holds, the 4th record in KBO league history. Newcomer Kim Seo-hyun threw a personal best speed of 160.7 km based on Trackman, striking out two and giving up no runs.  

Samsung starter Suarez struggled with 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned) in 7 innings, but suffered his 2nd loss (1 win) of the season as he was not supported by the other line.

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