Senga Kodai (30, New York Mets) 카지노 allowed 5 hits (1 home run), 12 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 1 run in 7 innings in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Seattle Mariners held at Citi Field in New York, New York, USA on the 2nd (Korean time). He failed to record a win or a loss, receiving only one run of batting support.
Senga signed a five-year, $75 million (approximately 99.1 billion won) contract with the Mets ahead of this season. He made a soft landing in the major leagues thanks to his unique ‘ghost forkball’. However, it doesn’t just rely on forkballs. He throws a 96-97 mph four-seam fastball, a cutter in the low 90s, and a sweeper in the 70s.
On this day, Seattle’s batting lineup was unable to respond at all to Senga’s ever-changing pitch design. Senga struck out with a forkball and cutter. Although he failed to win 11 games, he lowered his season earned run average to 3.08. What’s interesting, he said, is that when he scored more than 10K per game this season, there were many cases where the number of wins did not follow.
On May 18th, he pitched 6 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing 3 hits, 12 strikeouts, 3 walks, and 1 run, but it was a no decision. The only time he became the winning pitcher was on July 6 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing 4 hits, 12 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 1 run in 8 innings. Rather, he pitched 6.2 innings against the LA Angels on August 26, allowing 4 hits, 10 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 2 runs, but became the losing pitcher.
This means that Senga is not successful in his first season in the major league. Nevertheless, they have already won 10 games, so it is a successful first season. This year, the Mets were pushed out of the rankings early on. Through fire sale, Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) and Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) were given up less than a year into their contracts. He also gave up Mark Canha (Milwaukee Blues) and David Robertson (Miami Marlins).
However, the Mets kept Senga. There are expectations that he will become a pillar of a team that is rebuilding. Wouldn’t ‘billionaire team owner’ Steve Cohen, who was criticized for making poor investments last winter, feel proud just by looking at Senga?
There are many predictions that the Mets will recruit Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Olix Buffaloes), the biggest international free agent, in the 2023-2024 free agent market. I remember having fun with Japanese players in the past. If they look forward to the combination of Yamamoto and Senga, the Mets can also smile. For the Mets, who have ruined this season for one reason or another, Senga’s struggles are positive.