With MLB’s new shot clock, pitchers have 15 seconds to throw a pitch (20 with men on base), otherwise a ball will be called.
Well, a New York Yankees reliever doesn’t seem to need to adjust much to the new rule.
Wandy Peralta made his 2023 spring training debut Thursday and it seemed like he’s been going against a shot clock forever.
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The lefty had a chance to use the full 15 seconds for each pitch, but he only needed about five per pitch.
Facing Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Tucupita Marcano in the bottom of the second, Peralta threw three strikes in about 20 seconds to end the inning.
The changes come after test drives in the minor leagues, where MLB says games have been shortened in an average of 26 minutes. Across Tuesday games, the average game this spring has lasted two hours and 39 minutes, down 22 minutes from last year’s 3:01.
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Of course, the shot clock hasn’t been without controversy: A Friday game ended in a tie with the bases loaded and two out because a batter didn’t step into the batter’s box on time. Batters have eight seconds to line up. .
Manny Machado he became the first victim of the shot clock rules last week. She didn’t get in time and immediately fell into an 0-1 hole.
«I’m going to have to make a big adjustment. I could be down 0-1 a lot this year.» Machado said later. «It’s super fast. There will definitely be an adjustment.»
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Last season, Major League Baseball games lasted an average of three hours and three minutes, and the average duration hasn’t been less than three hours since 2015 (2:56). You have to go back to 1978, the last time the average game took less than 2 and a half hours.