Pitcher continues pitching without hesitation, and a batter strikes out 18 seconds after entering the at bat.
MLB (US Professional Baseball) New York Yankees pitcher Wandy Peralta (32, Dominican Republic) took the mound as the team’s second pitcher in the second inning in an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, USA on the 3rd. He cleanly blocked one inning with three strikeouts.
In particular, the scene of turning the opposing batsman Tucupita Marcano (24, Venezuela) back after two shots was exhilarating.
Peralta threw a slider at 136 km/h and landed it in the middle of the strike zone. Afterwards, he put a 151 km/h sinker in a similar place and induced a miss swing.
And on the third pitch, he put a 138km/h changeup into his body and struck out looking.
It took just 18 seconds for Peralta to throw three balls and Marcano to strike out and stick out his tongue. In this process, Peralta showed off a ‘quick pitch’ that never touched the mound’s rosin bag or took the time to adjust his breathing. 메이저사이트
In the background of such a rare scene, there is a’pitch clock’ that MLB plans to introduce from the upcoming 2023 season.
According to the rule called the pitch clock, the pitcher must throw the ball within 15 seconds if there is no runner, and within 20 seconds if there is a runner. If the time limit is exceeded, a ball is automatically declared. Conversely, the batter must finish preparing to hit in the batter’s box before the pitcher’s pitching time limit is 8 seconds. If not, a strike is called. This is a measure conscious of criticism that pitchers and batters take too much time and that baseball games are generally long and boring.
MLB.com described Peralta’s strikeout process as “good morning, good afternoon, good night.” He said that he turned the hitter around with three greetings. “Peralta showed how to use the new rules,” he said.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone also said, “Peralta has a stronger weapon (the pitch clock).”