The pitch clock (pitching time limit) newly introduced by the major leagues in the 2023 season showed a clear effect from the first day of the demonstration game.
The major leagues entered the exhibition game schedule on the 25th (Korean time). In this demonstration game, new regulations such as pitch clock, shift ban, and base size expansion, which are scheduled to be introduced from the 2023 season, were introduced.
The most notable of these was the pitch clock. The pitcher must enter the pitching motion within 15 seconds if there is no runner, or within 20 seconds if there is a runner, and the batter must enter the batting position before 8 seconds.메이저사이트
The first violation occurred in the match between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona that day. San Diego third baseman Manny Machado received this honor(?).
Machado started with a 0-1 count after being declared a strike for a rule violation while batting in the bottom of the first inning.
He stepped into the plate, but was called a strike by referee Ryan Blackney for not properly preparing to hit before the 8 second mark.
After the game, in an interview with Valley Sports San Diego, the main broadcaster of the Padres, he said, “I think there will be a lot of 0-1 counts this season,” and then said, “It’s really fast.”
He said that he would need an adjustment period, and he also shared his feelings about becoming the first offender, saying, “I left my name in history.”
San Diego starter Nick Martinez said in an interview with the same media about the impact of the rule change, saying, “I definitely throw faster.”
He, who pitched two innings that day, said, “I was originally a fast-throwing pitcher, but I became conscious of the clock. It was helpful to decide which ball to throw in advance and go up. I think it will take some getting used to.”
‘USA Today’ reported that major league officials were very happy to see the new rule introduced into practice that day. There was only one case of rule violation, and with 16 hits and 25 runners out, an active ‘in play’ situation was created, and the game ended in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Of course, regular season games will take more time than this, but it seems meaningful that the secretariat has confirmed that there are effects such as improving game speed and increasing inflation, which were originally intended.
Meanwhile, San Diego lost 2-3 in the game that day.