Kia Sanchez vs. Hanwha Sanchez, how did it go?
KIA started Mario Sanchez and Hanwha started Ricardo Sanchez.
This is the first time two foreign pitchers with the same last name have faced each other as starters.
They even look alike as they are both from Venezuela and made their debuts as substitutes during the season.
Kia Sanchez, who has an ERA in the six-run range, got through the first inning.
The first batter he faced, Moon Hyun-bin, was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, and he gave up a walk to Noh Si-hwan to put runners on the corners.
Still, with two outs and runners on first and second, he struck out Kim Tae-yeon on a seven-pitch slider to end the inning.
Hanwha’s starter, Sanchez, on the other hand, got off to a bit of a rough start.
Things were going well until he struck out leadoff hitter Park Chan-ho on a nine-pitch count, but back-to-back singles were followed by Choi Hyung-woo’s infield grounder that allowed third baseman Kim Do-young to score to give KIA the lead.
KIA added another run in the fifth inning on a clever infield play by Park Chan-ho.
With the bases loaded and no outs, the catcher threw the ball to first base to pick off the runner, and Park Chan-ho, who was safely at third base, drove in the run, leaving Hanwha Sanchez stranded.
In the end, KIA Sanchez, who pitched seven innings of one-run ball, was the smiling face of the matchup and led his team to its second straight win.
LG Park Hae-min flies out to catch a big outfield hit.
It’s a picture-perfect catch.
However, Choi Won-tae, the starter LG brought in to win the game, was pulled after giving up 11 runs in four innings.
With Kim Kwang-hyun on the mound, 먹튀검증 Doosan’s Cho Su-hyun boldly steals third base.
He runs so hard that he is thrown out at the plate on a head-first slide.