Senga Kodai (30, New York Mets) 메이저사이트 has a good start in the second half. Senga started the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the LA Dodgers at Flushing City Field in New York on the 16th (Korea Standard Time) and allowed four hits, nine strikeouts, two walks, and one run in six innings.
He failed to record a win or loss because he did not receive support from the batters. Still, it’s a good start in the second half. In two games in July, he allowed eight hits (two home runs) in 14 innings, 21 strikeouts, four walks, and two runs, one win and an ERA of 1.29. Nine strikeouts aren’t that surprising. He has already struck out 12 times against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 18 and the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 6.
Senga struck out Freddie Freeman with a 97-mile four-seam in the first inning with one out and a runner on first base. Cutter Will Smith to double play for shortstop. Sealed the main weapon forkball, except for using only one for leadoff Mookie Betts. After one out in the second inning, J.D. Martinez used a forkball all the time and won with a 97-mile four-seam lead to a right-handed hit. But he struck out David Peralta with a 97-mile four-seam throw and struck out Jason Hayward with a forkball.
After two outs in the third inning, Betts scored a 98-mile four-seam and was hit by a superior solo shot. But with two outs and a runner on first base, Smith struck out a forkball. In the fourth inning, Max Muncy and Martinez struck out consecutively with a forkball and a cutter. In the fifth inning, Hayward and James Outman also struck out with a forkball and 97-mile four-seam. The biggest crisis of the day was the one-out bases loaded in the sixth inning. However, he also struck out Martinez with a forkball and induced a pitcher’s grounder with a peralta cutter and did not lose a point.
Senga is seventh in the National League with 122 strikeouts. It’s not enough to look at the title, but it’s the most strikeouts among Asian pitchers in the National League. There was a finger issue during the exhibition game, but he faithfully plays the rotation in the season.
Senga has a unique hit product called ghost forkball. The drop difference is large and it freely digs into the body and outside of the batters. However, 97 to 98 miles of four-seam and cutter are powerful enough. Although the Mets have entered a “disappointment” mode this season, it is comforting to get a five-year, $75 million (about 955 reverse won) contract. 7 wins, 5 losses and a 3.20 ERA in 17 games this season.