San Diego Padres right-hander Nick Martinez spoke of an unexpected encounter with an old teammate.
Martinez started the home game against the Milwaukee Brewers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 14th (Korean time), recording 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 home runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs.
Recording his first quality start in the third appearance of the season, he said in an interview after the game, “I gave up too many walks, but everything else was fine. He did not deviate from the flow of the game,” he said, looking back at the game.스포츠토토
“The feel of the ball was good, and the game plan was good. He communicated well too. he liked everything The feeling of the ball is good and the body condition is good,” he said, mentioning that he is improving overall.
“In the last pitch, I was chasing the pitch clock (time limit for pitching) in an important situation, but I think I coped with this problem a little better today. I tried to relax mentally and put the momentum on my side. It’s one of my strengths. The fact that I controlled my time put me in a better position,” he continued.
Coach Bob Melvin said, “It was only a problem with two home runs. If you give up 3 runs in 6 innings, you should be able to overcome it,” said Martinez, who played a starting role.
On this day, Martinez had a confrontation with Colin Ray, who had been with the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Professional Baseball in 2021.
He said, “It was great. I didn’t know he was coming out today. He came out to warm up, and he was there, so he said hello. It was nice to see him. He pitched well today,” he said, praising his old teammate for pitching well with one run in 5 2/3 innings.