The New York Mets won 안전놀이터the game against San Francisco 9-3 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on the 21st (Korean time) and ran a winning streak. He has been on a smooth road to the West, winning a winning series in three consecutive matches against the Los Angeles Dodgers and winning that day as well.
The winning pitcher that day was Senga Kodai (30). Senga recorded 5 hits (2 homers), 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings. He wasn’t a very good pitcher, but he still held on without a run until the 4th inning and made the team a stepping stone to win, so the winning pitcher requirement didn’t seem so embarrassing. The team batting line supported Senga’s shoulders with 5 runs in the 4th inning.
It was decisive that he passed the hump in the first inning. Leading Wade Jr. walked, and after two outs, Davis hit a hit and faced a scoring crisis, but blocked the follow-up and did not concede. From the 2nd to the 4th inning, the pitching was okay.
Senga, who entered the major league by signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the New York Mets ahead of this season, has a relatively easy start. He may not be so happy with his ERA of 4.29, but he’s still won three of four games. It is the first time since Kazuhisa Ishii in 2002 that a Japanese pitcher has won three straight games since opening in his debut season. Darvish Judo, Masahiro Tanaka, and Shohei Ohtani were not like that.
Senga is famous for his ‘ghost pokeball’, and his ERA is a level that can be brought down again with a good pitching in one game. However, Senga seemed to be dissatisfied with his appearance from his last game and criticized himself after the game. “He didn’t do his job properly,” Senga said.
It was regrettable that he allowed 4 runs in the 5th inning. He was able to finish the game with a clean record, as well as going to the 6th on this day, if he finished well until the 5th inning. However, after being hit by a home run by Seibel in the fifth inning, he was hit by a home run by Wade Jr. after one out and allowed two runs.
Since he had two solo home runs, his blows were not that great. However, when he had to prevent additional runs, he walked continuously, and after two shots, he allowed timely hits and wild throws, quickly increasing his runs to 4 points. It was the moment when the passable pitches up to the 4th inning were completely diluted. Senga wasn’t satisfied with that either.
“I wanted to throw a long inning,” said Senga, promising the next game, “The only positive factor is that the team didn’t lose.” Senga has only one game (April 9 against Miami, 6 innings, 1 run) with a quality start (6 innings or more, 3 earned runs or less) this season.