I’ve mentioned it ahead of, and I’ll mention it again. But Major League Baseball has viewed a drastic increase in strikeouts the past few years because pitchers are throwing harder than ever ahead of with more meander than ever ahead of.
In case you’re within the batter’s field and being forced to account for each 100 mph fastballs and 90 mph breaking pitches, it’s almost preposterous that a player can even make contact. Nevertheless it does happen because expansive leaguers are that ridiculously apt at baseball.
Soundless, there are normally reminders of appropriate how sophisticated it is to hit expansive-league pitching. And for the Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte, Wednesday’s at-bat against the Mets’ Miguel Castro was one of these moments.
Miguel Castro appropriate smooth a soul pic.twitter.com/hrwg6w84lX
— Master flip (@Masterflip_) June 2, 2021
For the duration of that seventh-inning at-bat, a first-pitch slider in had Marte in such a wild swing that he actually left his feet and nearly fell fair on his face.
That wants to be viewed again:
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— Capture Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 2, 2021
There’s really no coming back from that one — even supposing Marte tried. He would ground out later within the at-bat in Arizona’s 7-6 loss.