There are many ways to score in baseball. Sometimes a run is scored with a single hit, like a home run, but sometimes a run is scored without a single hit. A walk, a stolen base, a wild pitch, and an infield grounder can all score a run.
However, it is quite rare for a team to go nine innings without a hit and still score four runs. That’s what happened in the Futures League 토토사이트 (2nd team) game between NC and Samsung at Masan Stadium on the 24th. Both teams played a difficult game with a lot of four-pitchers.
In NC’s 12-4 win over Samsung’s second team, Samsung’s second team scored four runs in the eighth inning after falling behind 0-10. They scored four runs after one inning without a hit.
It started when Seo Ju-won reached on an error by the second baseman. Lee Sung-gyu struck out, but that’s when the NC secondary started to deliver four pitches. Kim Dong-jin and Yang Woo-hyun drew back-to-back walks to load the bases, and Kim Ho-jae drove in a straight ball to score the first run.
It didn’t end there. Oh Hyun-seok drove in another run with a pitch to the body, and Kim Sang-min drove in another run with a walk on a full count. Kim Jae-sang, who came to bat next, also picked up a bunt single to score four runs in the inning without a hit. There were no unearned runs as the runs started with an error.
NC was able to send Song Myung-ki to the mound and strike out Kim Min-ho to end the inning. The Futures League is a place for experimentation and skill checks. Nevertheless, there were some innings that the coaching staff could not easily accept.
On the 24th, four runs were scored in one inning without a hit at Masan Stadium ⓒSportsTvNewsDB
However, Samsung’s second team also had a tough game, giving up a lot of four-pitchers. The third inning, which was tied at 0-0, also started with a walk. Samsung’s second team gave up 11 four-pitchers on the day, while NC’s second team gave up 10. Even for the Futures League, the number of four-pitchers was too high.
The Futures League has a lot of players who are still developing their skills, so it’s natural to see more four-pitchers than the first team. However, the lament that “too many pitchers can’t throw strikes” has become a common lament in recent years. It’s not new, but it’s a common complaint that fastballs and semi-full pitches take longer to develop. It’s a problem that continues to plague secondary coaches.