Jack Greinke (40), who has been reserved for the Major League Hall of Fame, drew attention by throwing the 47-mile (about 76 km) Arirang Ball. He is a pitcher known for his eccentric tendencies, so it may seem intentional,먹튀검증 but the reality is different.
Greinke started in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time) and pitched well with 1 hit (1 home run), 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. 3 games, 9 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts, 2 runs, ERA of 2.00 in 3 games, 9 innings in demonstration games, putting his 40-year-old age to shame.
As much as his good pitches, his Arirang ball was the talk of the town. The third pitch, thrown against Cincinnati third batter Jake Fraley in the first inning, fell below the zone in a slow arc. About 76 km at 47 mph. It was an efus ball, which means super slow ball. After kicking, he started pitching, but suddenly relaxed and threw the ball with only his arm.
According to ‘MLB.com’, Greinke threw that way because of the ‘pitch timer’, a pitching time limit introduced this year. The pitcher must enter the pitching motion within 15 seconds when there are no runners and within 20 seconds when there are runners. If the ball is not thrown within the time limit, a ball is declared automatically. As I rushed to avoid this, Arirang Ball came out.
The problem is why Greinke was chased by time. Greinke is attaching ‘Pitchcom’, a sign exchange equipment for the pitcher and catcher, in this demonstration game. Pitchcom, introduced last year to prevent sign stealing and speed up, was worn only by catchers. When the catcher pressed the pitch type and course-specific buttons on his wrist pad, the signal was transmitted through the receiver to a small speaker attached to the pitcher’s hat.
In this year’s exhibition game, pitch coms are attached to uniform belts so that pitchers can directly deliver their signatures to catchers. Greinke is also throwing the ball while pressing the pitch-com on his waist. As two-way communication with the catcher becomes possible, pitcher-centered ball combinations are being made.
However, the pitcher’s use of pitch com is a test game, and the regular season introduction has not been confirmed. In preparation for this, Greinke received an autograph from catcher Freddy Fremin at the beginning of the game and threw it. Arirang Ball came out in this process. He paused to see if he didn’t like the sign. He pressed pitch-com himself, and when the pitch clock ran out, he had to throw the ball in haste. Until last year, when there was no pitch timer, it was possible to give a sign by hand and throw with time, but doing so this year is an unconditional violation of the pitch timer.
Greinke welcomes the introduction of the pitch timer, but is concerned about the case that the pitcher will not be able to use the pitch com. He expressed concern, saying, “If this is not allowed, it will be disastrous for me.” The season that might be the last for Greinke, who renewed his contract with Kansas City for one year, emerged as a big variable.