Shohei Otani: “I think the strain on the body is increasing”. Starting this season, if there is a runner, the time limit between pitches has been shortened from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.

The "pitch clock" introduced in Major League Baseball last season has been shown to have a certain effect on shortening game time. The NPB (Japan Baseball Organization) is continuing to consider whether to introduce it in professional baseball. [Full text posted/Pre-game Q&A] Shohei Otni Impact of Mizuhara's absence, thoughts on his family, pitch clock, etc.