12K. A glimmer of hope for the gloomy New York Mets.

Senga Kodai (30, New York Mets) gave up one run on five hits (one home run) with 12 strikeouts and two walks over seven innings in a home game against the Seattle Mariners at Citi Field in New York, New York, United States, on April 2. He did not record a win as he received just one run support.토토사이트

Senga signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets ahead of this season. He landed in the major leagues with his signature “ghost forkball”. But he doesn’t just rely on the forkball. He also throws a 96-97 mph four-seam fastball, a low-90s cutter, and a 70 mph sweeper.

On this day, the Seattle offense was completely unable to handle Senga’s varied pitch design. Senga had a strikeout parade with his forkball and cutter. Despite the loss, he lowered his season ERA to 3.08. Interestingly, when he struck out more than 10 batters per game this season, he often didn’t follow it up with a win.

On May 18, he allowed one run on six hits and three walks with 12 strikeouts and three strikeouts in a no-decision at the Tampa Bay Rays. His only win came on July 6 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he pitched eight innings of four-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and one walk. On August 26, he took the loss against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two runs on four hits in 6.2 innings with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

In other words, Senga didn’t have much luck in his first season in the majors. Still, he already has 10 wins, so it’s a successful first season. This year, the Mets fell out of contention early on. In a fire sale, they gave up Justin Verlander (Houston Astros) and Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) less than a year into their contracts. Mark Canha (Milwaukee Blue Jays) and David Robertson (Miami Marlins), among others.

But the Mets kept Senga. The expectation is that he will be a pillar of a rebuilding team. Even “billionaire owner” Steve Cohen, who has been criticized for making poor investments last winter, must be pleased with Senga.

The Mets are widely expected to pursue international free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes) in the 2023-2024 free agency period. We’ve had fun with Japanese players in the past. The Mets could have a good laugh at the prospect of Yamamoto and Senga. Senga’s struggles are a positive for the Mets, who have had a rough season so far.

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