He was unmoved by the opponent’s protest. Mario Sanchez (29), a new foreign pitcher for the KIA Tigers, was enthusiastic but calmly played the game at his own pace and successfully made his KBO league debut.

Sanchez made his first appearance against kt Wiz in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 9th. It has been 4 days since he joined KIA on the 6th.오래된 토토사이트

From the beginning of the game, Sanchez’s powerful pitching continued. Using various pitches such as a four-seam fastball, sweeper, slider, and curveball in the mid-to-late 140 km/h speed, he cooked the kt lineup.

There were also some incidents in the middle of the game. Ahead of the bottom of the 4th inning, kt appealed to Sanchez for his pitching form. The reason was that his left leg didn’t move consistently when he pitched. For this reason, head referee Choi Soo-won visited the KIA coaches and cautioned Sanchez’s pitching motion, saying, “If the same motion is repeated, it will be judged as a ball.”

Still, Sanchez did not waver. After one out in the bottom of the 5th inning, Lee Ho-yeon hit a solo shot that went over the right fence and scored the first run, but he tied up the opponent’s batting line by showing an unwavering pitching until after one out in the bottom of the 7th inning. The final score was 6⅓ innings, 5 hits (1 home run), no 4 walks, 10 strikeouts and 1 run. He led the team to a 5-1 victory, and from his debut, he made a good start (with less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings) and decorated his debut with victory.

After the game, Sanchez explained, “I feel really good. I hope the season continues as it is now.”

A protest about the pitching form of the opposing bench, which could have been somewhat sensitive to the pitcher. Sanchez expressed his thoughts. “(The opponent’s protest) I tried not to care at all. Rather, that (the opponent’s protest) made me feel more confident,” he said.

When a reporter asked Sanchez “how many points he would give for his debut,” he replied, “90 points.” “It’s 90 points because I gave 1 point. However, regardless of my performance, if the team can win, it’s good,” he smiled.

In KIA, former foreign pitcher Adonis Medina showed anxiety in the first pitch, and his ability to digest innings fell significantly, so he could not play his part as a foreign pitcher. It’s the first start now, but Sanchez is clearly different. With stable control, he showed clean performance, not giving up a single walk. In addition, he proved his qualification as an ace by maintaining his composure even in situations where he could easily get excited during the game.

On the other hand, KIA won 5 consecutive victories with the victory that day, raising the ranking to 6th place (35 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses). Sanchez made his debut with a perfect pitch.

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