Kodai Senga (30, New York Mets) allowed five hits (one homer) in seven innings, 12 strikeouts, two walks and one run in a home game against the Seattle Mariners in 2023 Major League Baseball at City Field in New York, New York on the 2nd (Korea time). He received only one point in support of the batting line, and failed to record a win or loss.
Senga signed a five-year, $75 million (about 99.1 billion won) contract with the Mets ahead of this season. He made a soft landing in the Major League with his unique “ghost forkball.” But that doesn’t mean he’s relying on folk balls. He also throws a 96-97-mile four-seam fastball and a 70-mile sweeper to an early 90-mile cutter. 토토사이트
On this day, Seattle’s batters failed to respond at all to Senga’s ever-changing pitch design. Senga struck out with a forkball and a cutter. He failed to win 11 games, but lowered his season ERA to 3.08. Interestingly, when more than 10K per game was lost this season, there were many cases where wins were not followed.
On May 18, he allowed three hits, 12 strikeouts, three walks, and one run in six innings at the Tampa Bay Rays, but it was against No Dish. He became the only winning pitcher against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 6, allowing four hits, 12 strikeouts, one walk and one run in eight innings. Rather, he allowed four hits, 10 strikeouts and four walks in 6.2 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on August 26, but he became a losing pitcher.
In other words, Senga does not have a luck in his first season of major league debut. Nevertheless, it is a successful first season since we have already won 10 games. This year, the Mets were pushed out of the standings early. Through the fire sale, he gave up Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) and Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) after less than a year of contract. Mark Canha (MilWAUKEE BLUEERS) and David Robertson (Miami Marlins) also gave up.
But the Mets kept at least Senga. There is an expectation that it will be the pillar of the team to rebuild. Even Steve Cohen, a “billionaire owner” who is criticized for making a wrong investment last winter, would be proud to see Senga.
Many predict that the Mets will recruit Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes), the biggest international FA player in the 2023-2024 FA market. I remember having fun with Japanese players in the past. Expecting a combination of Yamamoto and Senga, the Mets can laugh, too. For the Mets, who ruined this season in one way or another, Senga’s struggles are positive.