Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins blocked the scoreless run even when his signature was exposed.먹튀검증
On the 3rd (Korean time), Maeda started the Tampa Bay Race and Grapefruit League away game held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, recording 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 2 innings.
Maeda, who did not appear in a single game last season due to Tommy John surgery, announced that preparations for the season were proceeding without a hitch by increasing his number of innings to 2 in his second demonstration game.
On this day, there were incidents that could not be laughed at.
According to ‘MLB.com’, catcher Tony Walters, who received Maeda’s ball that day, made the mistake of setting the volume of the pitch-com receiver too high.
A small crowd of 2,531 came to Tropicana Field that day. The pitch was quiet, and the sign signals from Walters’ receivers were heard by Tampa Bay batters as they came to the plate.
In fact, the autograph was stolen. Even so, Maeda endured two innings without a run. In the second inning, he was hit by Harold Ramirez and Francisco Mejia in a row and faced a crisis on 1st and 2nd base, but he got out of the danger by inducing a shortstop grounder against Daniel Robertson.
According to Minnesota coach Rocco Baldelli’s interview after the game, he only realized this after referee Brennan Miller informed him after the second inning. After adjusting the volume, pitchers following Maeda were able to throw unaffected.
According to director Baldelli, Maeda just laughed after learning about this. Baldelli let out a sigh of relief, saying, “I’m glad it happened today, not in April.”
The game was won by Minnesota 4-2. In the top of the 9th inning, which was trailing 1-2, he turned around with 3 points.