Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Roanzi Contreras’ position is at stake.
Contreras started the home game against the Oakland Athletics held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), but accepted the disastrous result of 6 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 7 runs in 1/3 innings.
He took the mound ambitiously with the start of the game, but struggled against nine batters, starting with the first batter on a walk. He ended up coming down the mound after failing to finish the inning to make his pitch count 38.
Contreras was originally scheduled to go down to the bullpen with the return of Vince Velasquez at the end of last month, but Velasquez stayed in the starting lineup after an elbow injury recurred.
I had a chance again, but after recording 4 innings and 5 runs in a home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on the 3rd, I showed a disappointing appearance for two consecutive games.
When asked about his next move, Pittsburgh coach Derek Shelton said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I think he has become an experience for a young player. We will discuss (about his role in the future),” he hinted that there may be a change in the role.
He said, “I couldn’t throw the ball properly in a two-strike situation, such as giving up a walk in the 0-2 count from the first batter. It seemed that the breaking ball did not go in as planned. The ball was not sharp, and I tried not to throw more than 40 pitches,” he said about his mound that day. Regarding the fact that Luis Ortiz played 5 innings, he explained, “I originally planned to use it as a piggyback (a long reliever takes responsibility for long innings after starting).”
In January 2021, Contreras, who was recruited after giving away Jameson Tyyon to the New York Yankees, stood out by recording an average ERA of 3.79 in 95 innings in 21 games last season, but this season is sluggish with an ERA of 5.91 in 12 games. .
Shelton said, “It’s like he’s finding himself,” and said he’s still in the process of finding himself.
Pittsburgh will have to decide sooner or later whether to keep him in the starting rotation. This is because after taking a rest day before and after three home games against the New York Mets, they will start a 13-game series. At that time, it is inevitable to use a five-person rotation.
Contreras said, “The role doesn’t matter. The important thing is to keep making the necessary changes,” he said, and he will work to find himself.
Pittsburgh, which gave up 7 runs in the first inning only, later chased after it, but eventually lost 5-9. There were two chances to get the bases loaded in the 7th and 9th innings, but it was regrettable that they only scored one point each.메이저사이트
“We’ve shown patience by getting 22 walks in the last three games,” Shelton said. He expressed his regret, saying, “I couldn’t get a big hit in a decisive situation.”
When asked how he could achieve better results in scoring position, he expressed frustration, saying, “I wish I knew the answer too.”