San Diego Padres starting pitcher Darvish Yu, who gave up the game despite pitching 7 innings and allowing 1 run, that ‘one run of pain’ came from an absurd place.
Darvish started the home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 17th (Korean time), recording 7 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 12 strikeouts and 1 run.
It’s normal to win when a starting pitcher throws like this, but it wasn’t normal that day in San Diego. The batting line did not score a single point.
It was a score that Darvish did not have to give up in the second inning. In the process of dealing with the next batter Brian Anderson after sending Garrett Mitchell on an infield hit, he violated the rule that “a pitcher cannot stop pitching more than twice per at-bat, such as removing his foot from the pitch or checking it.” The year allowed an additional base to advance, and a run was conceded by stealing third base and even making a sacrifice fly.
Darvish had already stopped pitching twice, checked first base, and sent him to second base in the third inning. Without this check, he could have prevented a run and the game might have turned out differently.
Coach Bob Melvin said, “When he first stepped off the pitch안전놀이터, the pitch clock returned to its original time according to the rules. At the time, he didn’t seem to know for sure whether this situation included stopping pitching. In the situation where they stepped off twice, a signal to check was transmitted from the pitch com (sign receiving device). He wasn’t sure if he had already stepped off twice.”
Darvish said, “I couldn’t communicate properly with the referee. He admitted that there was confusion, saying at first he thought that stepping off did not qualify as stepping off. Then, he explained, “Even the pitch com didn’t work properly.”
The check signal was a misdirected signal. “I was surprised to hit the button, but it doesn’t seem to work the way I want it to,” Darvish said. He said, “I don’t think I didn’t know, and I didn’t know dugout either. The cause of death was a check. I didn’t know that I had already stepped out twice,” he said.
Catcher Austin Nola explained the situation more clearly. He said, “Pitchcom has the ability to switch between different modes for different pitchers. It seems that I did not press the mode switch button long enough,” he admitted, saying that the wrong signal to check was sent while the mode switch did not work properly.
He added, “There are three or four different modes, so it happens occasionally.” Darvish wrapped up his colleague, saying, “Sometimes when the catcher is distracted, he forgets to change the mode like today.”
In the end, the loss of the day was an incident that occurred due to the failure to properly deal with the new ‘civilization of civilization’. Darvish, who said he started using Pitchcom from the second half of last season, explained that he needed to get used to the new technology, saying, “It is important to prevent this from happening again.”
He had less time to adapt to new regulations such as the pitch clock due to participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) during the spring camp. “The pitch clock is no longer a problem. Pitchcom is also using it well,” claiming that it is adapting to new regulations and technologies without problems.