‘Ghost Fork’ Nippon Senga wins 10 games in first year in ML…first time in 7 years for a Nippon pitcher
New York Mets pitcher Godai Senga has recorded 10 wins in his first year in the major leagues.
Senga earned the win on Tuesday (July 20) against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings of work.
With the win, Senga improved to 10-6 on the season. His 3.19 ERA ranks fifth in the league. Senga is excelling in his first year in the big leagues.
Senga is the first Japanese pitcher to post double-digit wins in his first year in the majors since Genta Maeda in 2016.
Senga loaded the bases with one out in the first inning on an error by the second baseman, but an infield grounder and an outfield popup ended the inning. In the second inning, he walked the leadoff batter but got a pitcher’s interference to end the inning and a grounder to shortstop to keep the game scoreless.
In the third, he struck out the first batter he faced with a 3-0 lead before giving up a solo home run to Nolan Arenado. After allowing the home run, he was hit by a pitch but got a grounder to third to end the inning.
He gave up a single in the fifth, but got out of the inning without allowing a run. In the seventh, he got a strikeout and a grounder to third base to end the inning.바카라사이트
The Mets bats exploded for three home runs in a 13-2 blowout. Vogelback’s grand slam in the fifth inning gave the Mets a 7-1 lead.
Senga, who joined the SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball as a developmental player in 2011, is known for his 160 mph fastball and a forkball dubbed the “ghost fork.
He went 11-6 with a 1.94 ERA for SoftBank last year before breaking into the big leagues. The New York Mets signed Senga to a five-year, $75 million contract.