‘Ghost Fork’ Senga Godai (30) calmed the Tampa Bay batting line, which was like an active volcano, with a perfect pitch.메이저사이트
On the 18th (Korean time), Senga started against Tampa Bay in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA.
Recently, the Tampa Bay batting line was literally inconsistent. He boasted formidable firepower against the best pitchers in the league, including Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander. It was a recent momentum that felt like there was no one to stop it.
This day was different. Senga showed the Tampa Bay lineup why he was nicknamed “Ghost Fork.” Senga’s pitching made it difficult for the Tampa Bay lineup to match the timing.
From the beginning of the game, Senga caught 2 strikeouts each time and cooked the opponent’s batting line. He used a variety of pitches, including a four-seam fastball, slider, sweeper, and main weapon forkball, to calm the Tampa Bay lineup.
Of course, there were also downsides. In the top of the 4th inning, he was hit with a 1 RBI double by Isaac Paredes with 1 out and 2 base, leading to 0-1. After that, he continued to pitch well without conceding runs even when he was clean or putting out runners. His final performance was 6 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts and 1 run. Senga set the pace for the team’s victory by shutting out the opposition lineup with his first double-digit strikeout in his major league debut.
Coincidentally, after Senga went down the mound, the Tampa Bay batting line came to life, and the Mets also let go of the counterfire and flowed into a batting battle. The result was Pete Alonso’s walk-off 3-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Mets a thrilling come-from-behind victory 8-7.
Senga has been sluggish lately. Unlike the early days of the big leagues, the number of hits increased, and the pitch started to falter a little, so I couldn’t throw long innings. His earned run average even soared to the 4-point range. But this day was different. Everything was perfect performance.
Mets manager Buck Showalter said in an interview with MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, after the game, “(Senga) showed the best command. I hope it is a sign that Senga has adapted to the league. It was fun to see him fight hard against a good lineup. “He didn’t hesitate to praise him.
Senga also looked back on his Hotu in his interview. “You have to make the right decision about the type of pitch your opponent is not looking for and throw the ball they are not looking for,” he said with a smile.
Meanwhile, the Mets managed to escape from their second consecutive loss thanks to Senga’s strong pitching. The season record is 21 wins and 23 losses, ranking third in the Eastern Division of the National League.
Senga 2023 season record
8 games 4 wins 2 losses 43 innings 55 strikeouts ERA 3.77 WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) 1.44
Starting pitchers against Tampa Bay in the last 5 games
Cole (13th) 5 hits 5 hits (2 home runs) in 5 innings ) 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 2 runs.
Nestor Cortes (14th) 4⅓ innings, 7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, 6 runs.
Clark Schmidt (15th) 4⅔ innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 7 runs.
Verlander (17th) 5 innings, 8 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs.
Senga (18th) 6 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts, 1 run