Senga Godai (30, New York Mets) became the winning pitcher in his major league exhibition game debut.
Senga signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets in the 2022-2023 free agent market. He made his 2012 debut for the Nippon Professional Baseball Softbank Hawks, going 87-44 with 20 holds and 1 save with a 2.59 ERA. He took advantage of the opt-out and succeeded in getting into the major leagues. And on the 6th (hereafter Korean time), he made his major league exhibition game debut at Jupiter Roger Dean Charlotte Stadium in Florida, USA.
Senga got off to a shaky start, giving up a series of walks to Brandon Donovan and Tyler O’Neill in the first inning. However, Paul Goldschmidt was hit by a shortstop with a 97 mph four-seam. Nolan Arenado also induced a floating ball in right field with a 97-mile four-seam, and struck out a swing miss with Jordan Walker’s main weapon, a forkball. 예스벳 토토
In the second inning, he looked and struck out the surprised Goman with a 98-mile four-seam. After two outs, he was hit by a left-handed solo shot by Tres Barrea, but finished the inning by disposing of the other batters with beatings. The combination of forkballs in the 80s with a maximum of 98 miles (158 km) was powerful.
Senga was replaced by José Quintana at the start of the bottom of the third inning with a 4-1 lead. The result of the day was 2 innings, 1 hit (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 run. As the Mets won 7-1, Senga became the winning pitcher. His ERA is 4.50. He got off to a good start by pitching decently in his debut match.
Senga will be the Mets’ starting pitcher this season. This season, the Mets left Jacob deGrom (Texas Rangers), but Justin Verlander and Senga joined. From Quintana to Carlos Carrasco, he built the best starting rotation in the major leagues.