Coach Choi Won-ho, who won against Doosan, said, “Sanchez overcame the crisis, the hitters’ concentration was good”
The Hanwha Eagles defeated the Doosan Bears for two days in a row thanks to the good pitching of starting pitcher Ricardo Sanchez and the hard hitting of key hitters.
Hanwha won 8-3 in the 15th game of the season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 13th. Driven by the momentum of the previous day’s 6-1 victory, they took a winning series of three consecutive weekends with consecutive wins.
Sanchez, who started as the starting pitcher for Hanwha that day, did his part with 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings. He showed quality start pitching and got his 7th win of the season.
Sanchez has stagnated with 4 losses in the last 5 games since the match against Samsung Lions on July 1, but succeeded in rebounding after reporting his first win in the second half. I was able to lead the team’s winning streak and prepare for the next appearance in a good mood.
The Hanwha bullpen also worked hard. Jang Si-Hwan, Kim Beom-Soo, and Joo Hyun-Sang put Doosan’s pursuit to rest with one scoreless inning side by side in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings, respectively, and kept the lead.
Moon Hyun-bin, who started as the leadoff and second baseman, played a leading role in the attack with 2 hits and 2 points in 5 at-bats. A hit by the lead batter at the end of the first inning and a double hit after a run at the end of the second inning all led to runs, contributing greatly to the team’s victory.
4th hitter Chae Eun-seong came out as a solver by hitting the final 1 RBI double in the first at-bat at the end of the 1st inning with 1 run and 1st and 2nd base chances. Kim Tae-yeon, Lee Jin-young, and Williams also hit the Doosan mound, accumulating RBIs with timely hits.
With this victory, Hanwha trailed 5th place Doosan (49 wins, 47 losses, 1 draw) by 7 games with a season record of 40 wins, 52 losses and 5 draws. It’s not an easy situation, but we have prepared a stepping stone to continue competing in the postseason until all the remaining 46 games are completed.
After the game, Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho expressed satisfaction, saying, “Sanchez, who started as a starting pitcher, overcame the crisis well and played his role with 3 runs in 6 innings.”스포츠토토
He also praised, saying, “The hitters were able to take the lead and release it by showing concentration from the beginning of the game, including Chae Eun-seong’s 1 RBI double at the end of the 1st inning.”
Meanwhile, after resting the next day, Hanwha will move to Changwon on the 15th and play 3 consecutive matches against the 4th place NC Dinos during the week.