KIA Tigers starter Mario Sanchez allowed a heavy hit to NC Dinos leadoff hitter Son Ah-seop in the bottom of the first inning. 스포츠토토 The set position, which was behind the first base, has changed slightly. Sanchez, who was exchanging autographs with his shoulders open in the direction of the catcher, turned to first base and stood up and took a set position. At that moment, first baseman Son Ah-seop flinched and made a gesture to return to first base.
Sanchez, who made his KBO League debut on the 9th as an alternative foreign player. His first appearance against the KT Wiz was described as “shocking.” The quality start (more than six innings, less than three earned runs) pitching, which scored 10 strikeouts in 6⅓3 innings from the first round of his debut, was also excellent, but the unusual set position drew more attention. While exchanging autographs with the catcher with his back down, he suddenly turned to first base, and then the first baseman flinched and returned to first base at the set position of standing up. KT manager Lee Kang-chul also appears to strongly appeal to the referee over this. The same was true of KBO referees who were embarrassed by unfamiliar set positions. “I didn’t care at all,” Sanchez said of the protest against his set-position move after the game. “On the contrary, I heated up and threw it with more confidence,” he said with a loud voice.
The conclusion was forthcoming. There is no problem if you consistently do a set position where you bend down and stand up with your left shoulder open. KIA manager Kim Jong-kook explained, “Sanchez also identified the scene by asking, ‘Is it okay to do this?’ while watching the video together at the time.” Sanchez pitched 6⅓ innings against the Doosan Bears in Gwangju on the 21st, but could not confirm the changed set position without sending a runner to first base.
Sanchez’s set position revealed in the NC match. Unlike the KT match, the left shoulder was changed to open in the direction of the catcher, but the effect of surprising the runner remained. With Sanchez’s set position, Son Ah-seop could hardly lead.
However, there was a difference in this set position. In the bottom of the third inning, two outs and runners on first and second base. Sanchez threw the ball in a general set position that did not open his shoulders or bend his back much even though he had a runner on first base. After two outs, the first baseman was far from the base as a defensive position, and there was a runner not only on the first base but also on the second base, so he threw the ball in a comfortable position without using his unique set position