New York Yankees’ Wandy Peralta struck out a batter before 20 seconds had passed since the start of the at-bat, creating a rare scene.
On the 3rd (Korean time), Peralta made a relief mound in an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Lecom Park in Bradenton, Florida, USA, and made a good pitch with 3 strikeouts and no runs in 1 inning. He showed a performance that caught the strikeout before 20 seconds had passed by using the pitch clock rule newly introduced this season.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “He struck out in the blink of an eye.” With the introduction of the new pitch clock, he can throw the ball with incredible speed,” said Peralta’s pitcher.
Major League Baseball introduced the pitch clock this season to reduce game time. Pitchers must pitch within 15 seconds if there are no runners and 20 seconds if there are runners. Also, hitters should be ready to hit when the pitch clock has more than 8 seconds left. Athletes who need to change their existing routine are experiencing great confusion from the demonstration game.
However, Peralta took advantage of this confusion and made a pitch that drove the batter in an instant. Director Aaron Boone commented on Peralta’s incredible performance, saying, “Peralta is an expert in that field. Things like Pitch Clock just give him a new way.” 예스벳 토토
“Entering his eighth big-league season with the Yankees via Cincinnati and San Francisco, the 31-year-old veteran has shown how to use the new rules for his devastating combinations,” MLB.com said. Peralta, who surprised Marcano with an 85 mph (136.8 km) slider and caught the first strike, immediately threw a 94 mph (151.3 km) sinker to take away the swinging strike. He finally finished the at-bat by throwing a changeup that froze Marcano,” admiring Peralta’s pitching.
Peralta is a veteran pitcher who recorded 15 wins, 16 losses, 43 holds, 9 saves and an average ERA of 4.07 in 322 major league games (291⅔ innings). Last season, he played for the Yankees with a 2.72 earned run average with 3 wins, 4 losses, 9 holds and 4 saves in 56 games (56⅓ innings).