‘Ghost Forkball’ struck out 191 batters… 11 wins, 2.95 ERA, $15 million salary, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award nominee.


Third in the National League in ERA, seventh in strikeouts, and tied for 12th in wins. No one expected him to be this good in his rookie season in the majors.

New York Mets right-hander Senga Godai (30). Pitching full-time and injury-free since year one. He was the only Mets pitcher to make it through the starting rotation, appearing in 27 games.

When he was promoted to the major leagues last offseason, his injury history was cited as a reason for the move. Major League Baseball rookie Senga is the New York Mets ace this season.

Senga picked up his 11th win on April 15 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. She pitched six innings of two-hit ball at Citi Field in New York City.

He gave up his second hit of the game in the top of the sixth inning to leadoff hitter Emmanuel Rivera. Gave up two walks to load the bases with nobody out, but got No. 4 Christian Walker to fly out to center field to end the game. He threw 103 pitches against 22 batters, striking out 10 and walking two.

He picked up his 10th win on Aug. 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals and added a victory in four games.

Major League Baseball took notice of Senga’s strikeout ability early in the season, and he has struck out 10 or more batters in three of his last four games.

He struck out 10 in 6⅔ innings against the Los Angeles Angels on August 26 and 12 in seven innings against the Seattle Mariners on September 2. His strikeout parade includes a “ghost forkball” that suddenly disappears in front of batters. Faced 648 batters in 155 1/3 innings, striking out 191. His 11.07 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks fourth in the National League and seventh in strikeouts.

Only three other Japanese pitchers – Hideo Nomo (Los Angeles Dodgers), Daisuke Matsuzaka (Boston Red Sox), and Darvish Yu (Texas Rangers) – have struck out more than 200 batters in their first year in the majors. He is nine strikeouts away from 200.

He’s on a very good pace in the second half of the season. His last six starts have all been quality starts (6+ innings pitched, 3 earned runs or less). Has a 2.09 ERA in 38⅔ innings pitched, bringing his season ERA down to 2.95. That ranks third in the National League and fourth overall.메이저사이트

Some U.S. media outlets have Senga as a candidate for not only Rookie of the Year but also the Cy Young Award.

The former SoftBank Hawks ace signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets late last year, with an average annual salary of $15 million.

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