A strange record of an automatic strikeout draw in the US Major League came out.
On the 26th (Korean time), an exhibition game was held between the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves. Both teams ended the game in a 6-6 tie. The draw itself is not unusual, but the last out count that resulted in the draw was made into the new pitch clock rule.
At the end of the ninth inning, with the game tied at 6-6, Atlanta batter Carl Conley took the bat with two outs and bases loaded. The moment when he was able to become the hero of the game in one shot in a 3-2 full count situation.스포츠토토
Conley entered the plate, but did not straighten up right away and drew a line with his bat to pass the time. Just before Boston pitcher Robert Kwitkowski pitched, an umpire gestured toward Conley. Thinking it was a balk or walk, Conley ran to first base, but the result was a strikeout.
MLB introduces a pitch clock starting this year. Pitchers must start pitching within 15 seconds when there are no runners and 20 seconds when there are runners. If the time limit is exceeded, a ball is declared. A strike is called if the batter does not return to the plate with 8 seconds left on the pitch clock. Conley did not properly enter the plate until eight seconds remained on the pitch clock, and the umpire called for a strike, which was eventually counted as an automatic strikeout.
Atlanta coach Brian Snicker said after the game, “Pitch Clark wasn’t built for this.” MLB.com said, “This decision is correct because the batter can prepare to hit regardless of the catcher’s readiness,” a league official said.
In addition, MLB will implement major changes this year, such as banning defensive shifts and expanding the size of the base.