At this point, it seems likely that it will become a Hyeja contract. Senga Kodai (30), who signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets, successfully landed in the major leagues.
Senga started on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time) in a home game against the Miami Marlins in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA, and won 2 wins of the season with 3 hits, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 6 innings. His earned run average was only 1.59.
After the 2022 season, Senga declared an opt-out from the Softbank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball and chose to advance to the major leagues. To pursue his success in the major leagues, he declined to join the Japanese WBC national team. There was a finger issue in the demonstration game, but it was okay with 1 win, 2 losses and an ERA of 4.00 in 3 games. 메이저사이트
After all, as soon as the regular season begins, Senga is showing such a performance that I heard the words, “It was fortunate that I didn’t go out,” from the other teams facing the WBC. The power of his main weapon, the forkball, is amazing. Looking at his 6 strikeouts that day, only the forkball returned batters 4 times.
In the first inning, Senga used a forkball as a lure for Jazz Cheesehome Junior. When Cheese Home did not budge, he struck out looking with a 98-mile four-seam. He struck out on a swing with a forkball that hit Jorge Solaire into the ground in the first and second base crisis. In the second inning, Avisail Garcia, Brian De La Cruz, and Nick Portes all struck out. All of them were forkballs. He used it as a manned ball and then put it in the bottom of the strike zone.
In the 5th inning, Senga showed a variety of charms, such as striking out with a cutter on John Bertie without using a forkball. In the 6th inning, while using a sweeper to Cheesehome Junior, he got a solo shot and was hit, but in a crisis with 2nd and 3rd base, Garcia was again grounded to 3rd base with a sweeper.
Senga gave up 6 hits (1 home run), 14 strikeouts, 6 walks and 2 runs in 11⅓ innings in 2 games. According to MLB.com, he struck out 12 of his 14 strikeouts on a forkball. It is the most strikeouts in a single pitch this season. If it is limited to breaking pitches excluding four-seam, Senga is followed by Nick Rodolo (Cincinnati Reds), who struck out 10 with a curveball.
Manager Buck Showalter told MLB.com, “Senga is a sharp pitcher. He likes to prove people wrong. no one doubts him It’s fun to watch his pitching. He has dexterity. Hitters are going fast with the bat on his forkball.”
This day was Senga’s home debut. According to MLB.com, a ghost pokeball glove appeared at Citi Field. Every time he struck out with the ghost pokeball, the ghost pokeball glove with Senga on it flashed on the screen. The crowd of 42306 cheered. Senga has become the Mets’ new icon.