Cubs pitcher Strowman commits first pitch clock violation in MLB Opening Day

The first player to violate the ‘pitch clock’ came out in the opening game of the 2023 season of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB).

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman became the first player to violate the “pitch clock” rule in the opening game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field in Chicago on the 31st (Korean time).

Stroman caught a 1-ball-2 strike against Milwaukee’s slugger Christian Yelich at second base safely in the top of the 3rd inning.

However, before the fourth pitch, he held back second base runner Bryce Tourang for a long time and missed pitching time.

Stroman looked at Turang and got into a pitching stance towards Yelich to throw the ball, but referee Ron Coolpa automatically declared ‘one ball’ for violating the ‘pitch clock’.

In order to shorten game time, the Major League introduced a ‘pitch clock’ rule that requires the pitcher to throw the ball within 15 seconds if there is no runner and within 20 seconds even if there is a runner from this season. 안전놀이터

The batter must be in batting position 8 seconds before the end of the ‘pitch clock’.

Stroman became the first ‘pitch clock’ violation in a major league regular season, but he did not protest much to the head umpire.

Due to the ‘pitch clock’ violation, the ball count automatically reached 2 balls – 2 strikes. Stroman threw two more balls and walked Yelich to first and second bases safely, but prevented follow-up batters without conceding a run.

Stroman struck out eight through the sixth inning, giving up three hits and three walks, and the Cubs won 4-0.

The Major League Baseball, which introduced the ‘pitch clock’ in this exhibition game, experienced the effect of shortening the average game time by 26 minutes from last year to 2 hours and 35 minutes.


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