10 wins + All-Star selection + 150K in the first year of debut… Ghost Fork is devouring ML too
- on Aug 21, 2023
Senga Godai (30, New York Mets), the ‘ghost fork’ who conquered the Japanese professional baseball (NPB) and threw a challenge to the major leagues. Beyond Japan, the major leagues are also being swallowed up.
On the 20th (Korean time), Senga started the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
On this day, Senga played Tommy Stringer Edman (2nd baseman) – Paul Goldschmidt (1st baseman) – Nolan Arenado (3baseman) – Wilson Contreras (DH) – Tyler O’Neill (Left fielder) – Alec Burleson (Right fielder) – Andrew Keys. You (catcher), Richie Palacios (center fielder), and Macin Wynn (shortstop) faced the St. Louis lineup.먹튀검증
The overwhelming pitching continued from the beginning of the game. In the bottom of the first and second innings, he put out runners on fielder errors and walks, but handled subsequent batters well to end the inning.
There was also a moment of crisis. It was the bottom of the fourth inning with the team leading 3-0. After one shot, Arenado scored a solo shot that went over the left fence and scored the first goal 3-1. Afterwards, Contreras got a right-handed hit and seemed to be shaken, but the follow-up hitter, O’Neill, was treated as a double hit in the direction of third baseman, second baseman, and first baseman, so no additional runs were lost.
After that, Senga continued his strong pitching again. He kept the mound until the bottom of the 7th inning, but gave up only 1 walk and perfectly blocked the opponent. Afterwards, before the bottom of the 8th inning, he passed the baton to reliever Vinnie Nikkori to finish the mound. His final performance was 7 innings, 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. He contributed to the team’s 13-2 victory and reached 10 wins (6 losses) in the season.
Senga has been showing impressive pitching this season, the first year of his big league debut. He actively uses his four-seam fastball with a speed of 150 km/h and his main weapon forkball to overwhelm opponents. His season performance is 23 games, 10 wins, 6 losses, 129⅔ innings average ERA 3.19, 154 strikeouts, WHIP (on-base per inning) 1.25.
Senga has been on a losing streak since his first season, developing into an all-star pitcher. Especially on this day, he caught his 150th strikeout, becoming the 7th pitcher in club history to catch his 150th strikeout in the first year of his debut. With 38 games (as of the 20th) still left until the end of the season, attention is focused on how many more strikeouts Senga will record.
After the game, Senga said in an interview with MLB.com, the official major league website, “I couldn’t control my body condition or pitch as much as I wanted, but catcher Francisco Alvarez (with battery breathing) put me on the right track.” I expressed my gratitude.
He continued, “The biggest goal is to maintain a healthy body. I was able to record 150 strikeouts because I was healthy. I still have a little bit left in the season, so I want to maintain my current condition.”