Since his first year in the major leagues, his ERA has been in the 2-run range in regulation innings. Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga (30, New York Mets) is gaining momentum to the point where he surpasses the record that Hyun-jin Ryu (36, Toronto Blue Jays) narrowly missed 10 years ago. 

Senga started in the home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 15th (Korean time) and led the Mets to an 11-1 victory with a pitching pitch of 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts, and no runs. He was good enough until the fifth inning that he allowed only one hit and struck out each inning. Senga, who overcame a crisis with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 6th inning, allowing no runs, finished with a total of 103 pitches.

The highest speed is 98.3 mph (158.2 km), the average is 96.4 mph (155.1 km), and he uses more forkballs (38) than four-seam fastballs (34), as well as cutters (17), sliders (6), curves, and sweepers (more than 4). dogs) were mixed. He took away 11 missed swings with the so-called ‘ghost’ forkball. Six of them were swing-and-miss strikeouts. The forkball flew like a fastball and then fell right in front of my eyes, almost like a random forkball. Senga’s expected forkball hitting percentage (.098), slugging percentage (.130), and swing-missing percentage (60.0%) this season are ranked first among all pitches based on over 150 at-bats. 

As of today, Senga’s record this season is 11 wins, 7 losses, 2.95 ERA, 191 strikeouts in 27 games (155⅓ innings). The average ERA, which had been in the 3-point range since mid-May, was lowered to the 2-point range, rising to 3rd place in the National League (NL) in this category. Here, he ranks 4th in hitting percentage (.205) and 7th in strikeouts. 

카지노사이트Senga, who joined the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball team as a training player in 2010 and developed into an ace, exercised his overseas free agent rights after the season last year. He achieved his dream of becoming a big leaguer by signing a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets, and adapted relatively quickly with 7 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.31 in 16 games in the first half of the season. He is gaining momentum and is producing top-class results in the league in the second half of the season with 4 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.47 in 11 games. He established himself as the Mets’ ace, having traded both Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) and Justin Verlander (Houston Astros). 

‘’ said after the game that day, ‘Senga has solidified his qualifications as a candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year Award and Cy Young Award,’ and ‘Arizona outfielder Corbin Carroll (batting average of .278, 24 home runs, 69 RBI, 47 stolen bases, OPS of .863) is a strong candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Although it was mentioned, Senga’s chances of winning the Rookie of the Year Award have increased. Furthermore, he praised, saying, “He should be considered as a Cy Young Award candidate.” The assessment is that although it will be difficult to win an award, it will be possible to get votes. 

Arizona coach Torrey Lovullo, the enemy’s opponent, also said of Senga, “He changed his velocity by throwing a fastball of 95 to 98 mph (152.9 km to 157.7 km). He threw curveballs, sliders, and forkballs freely. We couldn’t put pressure on him. “I have to give credit to Senga,” he admitted. 

Mets teammate Francisco Lindor, shortstop, also said, “I think Senga is the rookie of the year. They won 11 games in the NL East Division, the toughest division in the league. “He has been the most consistent player on our team this year.” Another fellow pitcher, Joey Lucchesi, said, “Senga has great weapons. Moving up and down and on both sides resulted in many swings and misses. “Senga should receive the Rookie of the Year Award,” he said. 

Three Asian Major League Rookie of the Year awards were all Japanese: LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo in 1995, Seattle Mariners pitcher Kazuhiro Sasaki in 2000, and Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. 

At his current pace, Senga could become only the second Asian pitcher in history to have an ERA in the 2-point range in his first year in the major leagues. The only time the Dodgers’ Hideo Nomo recorded an ERA of 2.54 in 191⅓ innings was in 1995. Korean Ryu Hyun-jin (192 innings, 3.00), who debuted with the Dodgers in 2013, unfortunately failed to achieve an ERA of 2 points due to one out count. 

In 2007, Boston Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka (204⅔ innings, 4.40), Dodgers Hiroki Kuroda (183⅓ innings, 3.73) in 2008, Texas Rangers Yu Darvish (191⅓ innings, 3.90) in 2012, and Dodgers Kenta Maeda (175⅔ innings, 3.48) in 2016. to It was passed, but not within the 2-point range. In 2014, the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was in the 2-run range (2.77), but with 136⅓ innings, he was 25⅔ innings short of the regulation innings.

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