Sun, 01 Oct 2023

Marcus Stroman hit with first-ever pitch clock violation

Field Level Media
31 Mar 2023, 07:19 GMT+10

Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman made major league history Thursday, becoming the first player ever to be hit with a pitch clock violation in a regular-season game.

It happened in the third inning of the Cubs' Opening Day game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

With a runner on second in the third inning, Stroman was late delivering a 1-2 pitch to Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. Home plate umpire Ron Kulpa called the violation, giving Yelich a 2-2 count. Yelich would subsequently work a walk.

Pitchers have 15 seconds to deliver a pitch with the bases empty and 20 seconds with a runner on base. The penalty for a pitcher is a ball.

The Cubs went on to win, 4-0, and Stroman pitched six innings to earn the win.

--Field Level Media

Sign up for Chicago News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!