Fans are boiling with ‘156 pitches’ from an American college baseball game.
Stanford University pitcher Quinn Mathews (23) started the game against the University of Texas held in Texas, USA on the 12th (Korean time) and threw 156 pitches in 9 innings and won 8 hits and 16 strikeouts and 3 runs. Stanford University won the game 8-3.
According to local media in the United States, Mathews is expected to be nominated in the 4th to 6th rounds in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft to be held next month as a senior in college. However, with this pitch, the possibility was raised that the nomination ranking could be pushed back as it was embroiled in a controversy over ‘excessive use’. Because he is at risk of injury. Matthews was selected in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft held last year, but gave up the draft because he did not like the ranking.
When Mathews’ 156 pitches in a game were reported through the media and social media, fans said, ‘Are you going to kill the pitcher? Along with a worrying response, such as “I hope his arm is okay,” he also reprimanded the coaching staff of the Stanford University baseball team, saying, “You should have stopped at 100 pitches.”
Another fan sarcastically said, “The Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) specialist has secured another client (Matthews),” and said, “College starting pitchers should manage the number of pitches between 80 and 100.” insisted.
Recently, in baseball, the number of pitches is strictly managed through the subdivision of pitchers’ positions. According to baseball expert Keith Law, 156 pitches per game in the major leagues was the last time Tim Wakefield (then Boston) in 1997. Since the 2010s, Tim Lincecum (39, San Francisco at the time) in 2013 threw 135, the most record when he achieved a no-hit no-run.
Nolan Ryan (76), who is known as a living legend in the major leagues, has 235 pitches in one game, which is also famous as a record that cannot be easily broken. In June 1974, as a member of the California Angels (now the Los Angeles Angels), Ryan started a game against Boston and threw 235 pitches in 13 innings, winning a complete game.메이저사이트
Ryan later said in an interview with the LA Times, “We were in an era when there was no term for a quality start. If I had thrown 6 innings and allowed 3 runs in the past, it would have been a mistake.” In the game I started at the time, I should have played the closer as well,” he recalled.
Meanwhile, the highest number of pitches in a game in the KBO League is 232 by Seon Dong-yeol (Haetae at the time). This is a record set in a match against Choi Dong-won of Lotte at Sajik Stadium in Busan on May 16, 1987. With both pitchers pitching complete, the game ended in a 2-2 tie in the 15th inning. Choi Dong-won also threw 209 balls.