Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Luis Ortiz, who won his first major league win with his life pitch, shared his feelings.
After finishing the home game against Texas at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 23rd (Korean time), Ortiz said, “I attacked the strike zone more aggressively and the fastball command was good.” 2 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 2 runs).
It was a really great twist. He had been sluggish with 9 runs (5 earned) in 8 innings in the previous two starts, but he pitched overwhelmingly against the Texas lineup, which ranked first in the league. The team won 6-4 and won his debut.
He said, “I am really happy. I thank the Lord for being able to contribute to the team’s victory with the best pitching,” he said, expressing his feelings about his first win.
“It was really comfortable. We prepared a plan together before the game, and that plan was the key to today’s success.”
Coach Derek Shelton said, “We were in attack mode throughout the game against a team with the best offense. He showed a high level of skill. Considering the current appearance of the opponent’s batting line and the recent scoring ability, it was really impressive,” he praised the new pitcher’s good pitch.
Ortiz said, “I think it reflected the results of my hard work all week. I continue to work hard for a better pitch,” he said with great strength.
On this day, he used a four-seam fastball and sinker with an average speed of 96 mph, a slider of 86 mph and a changeup of 89.5 mph. In particular, the changeup demonstrated its power by recording a swing rate of 40%.
He said, “I’ve been honing my changeup for the past few years, and I’ve finally reached the level I need,” and said he will continue to use it.
Ortiz got a chance to start after Vince Velazquez was out with an injury. With Velazquez’s return imminent, the good pitching he showed on this day will hurt the heads of the club’s decision makers. Shelton said: “Velasquez’s return is imminent and he has to make a decision soon. He hasn’t made a decision yet.”
If there was Ortiz on the mound, there was Tucupita Macano at the plate. In the 7th inning with two outs and bases loaded, he hit a home run and hit a wedge.
He said, “It will be a special moment not only for me but for all players. I think it came at the right time.”
Manager Shelton commented, “I’ve had some adjustments recently with the hitting coaches,” and commented that Macano is showing good form after making some changes to his swing recently.
Macano said,토토사이트 “It’s really good that the hard work has led to actual combat. I am proud of the efforts I have made. I am doing my best while going out and having fun.”
Pittsburgh’s attack at the bottom of the 7th on this day only scored 5 runs after 2 outs. When Carlos Santana hit the right hand from 2nd, 1st and 2nd base, it was decisive that the home game was overturned to a safe through video review.
Shelton said, “Reynolds’ sliding was great. Usually players lift their feet in that situation, but he lowered his feet and slid all the way,” he said, highly appreciating Reynolds’ sliding. He highly praised the efforts of the hitters, saying, “It is really encouraging to see hitters fighting relentlessly regardless of outs.”