Bruce Botch (68), coach of the Texas Rangers, who has won three World Series championships, spoke about the positive effect of the pitch clock (time limit) introduced in the major leagues this season.
In an interview ahead of a home game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 4th (Korea City), Bochy expressed his thoughts on the new regulation, saying, “I think it will help the players.”
Starting in the 2023 season, Major League Baseball puts a limit on pitching time. The pitcher must be in motion within 15 seconds when there is no runner and 20 seconds when there is a runner, and the batter must be ready to hit before 8 seconds remain.
With the introduction of the pitch clock, major league game time has been significantly reduced. According to ‘AP’, the average duration of the game after the first series of the opening was 2 hours and 38 minutes, which was reduced by nearly 30 minutes compared to the average time of 3 hours and 8 minutes in the first 4 days of the 2022 season. 바카라사이트
In the case of Texas, the first two games of the three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies lasted 3 hours and 4 minutes and 3 hours and 10 minutes as they flowed into a batting match, but the game on the 3rd ended in 2 hours and 24 minutes.
Considering that both teams used four pitchers each and pitchers were swapped in the middle of the inning, it was definitely fast paced.
“Among the games we played, there were games that would have lasted more than four and a half hours in a typical year,” said coach Bochy. “I think we can give the players more time to rest,” he said. He said he would give it time.