Darvish, who lost even after catching 12K, “the strangest defeat in history”
San Diego Padres Darvish Yu (37) misunderstood the number of checks and gave away points in vain.
Darvish started the match against the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 17th (Korean time) and recorded a loss with 4 hits, 2 walks, 12 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings.
Darvish, who showed off his best pitching this season, produced his 50th career double-digit strikeout game. Sweeper (34 pitches) – Sinker (18 pitches) – Splitter (18 pitches) – Four-seam (14 pitches) – Slider (11 pitches) – Cutter (2 pitches) – He used a variety of pitches, including curve (2 pitches) and knuckle curve (1 pitch). The highest four-seam speed was 95.3 miles per hour (153.4 km).안전놀이터
Darvish threw a dominant pitch, but his only run came when a rare mistake overlapped. In the second inning, when the two teams faced each other 0-0, Garrett Mitchell’s tricky surprise bunt batted ball was caught by third baseman Manny Machado and even thrown, but it missed. Afterwards, Darvish misunderstood the number of checks on first base and threw a third check ball, which was judged to be a balk and advanced the runner to second base. Mitchell succeeded in stealing third base, and Brian Anderson hit a sacrifice fly to score the only run of the game.
Starting this season, the major leagues limited the number of checks a hitter can make per at-bat to two. Any more checks will result in a balk. MLB.com, the official major league media, said, “San Diego suffered the 4577th defeat in his career. It’s the strangest defeat in the club’s history. Strangely, the result of the game was decided because Darvish exceeded the number of checks that could be given to a batter.”
Upon receiving the balk decision, Darvish could not hide his surprised expression. MLB.com explained, “Darvish didn’t know that when Brian Anderson stepped into the plate, taking his foot off the pitch counted as a check count.”
“I didn’t think it was a check,” Darvish said. But the judges ruled that way.”