He should be considered a Cy Young Award candidate” There was a reason for MLB.com’s high praise… ‘Ghost Forkballer’ already has 12 wins

 New York Yankees Senga Godai earned his 12th win of the season.

Senga started as a starter in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Miami Marlins held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 21st (Korean time). On this day, he pitched 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 2 runs, and 3 strikeouts. He showed off quality start pitching (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings as a starter) and gave the Mets an 8-3 victory. As a result, Senga won 12 wins (7 losses) and his average ERA was 2.96.

Senga pitched well throughout the game. He thoroughly blocked the opponent’s batting line with a fastball reaching 97.6 miles (approximately 157 km) and the ‘ghost mark ball’, which is considered his main weapon. Except for one home run, he defended the Mets mound with clean pitching.

Although they sent out a runner, they held on without allowing a run in the early part of the game. He faltered for a moment after giving a walk to leadoff hitter Jorge Soler in the first inning, but he quickly increased the count of outs by hitting three batters. In the second inning, he allowed a walk to Garret Hampson and an infield hit to shortstop to John Berti, but the inning ended without allowing a run. In the third inning, he was hit by a left-field hit from leadoff hitter Soller, but ended the inning by outing all subsequent hitters.메이저사이트

The scoreless pitching was broken in the 4th inning. He allowed leadoff hitter Brian De La Cruz to get on base after hitting a hit to right. And when Jesús Sanchez was at bat, he made a wild pitch and was in danger of reaching second base with no outs. They returned Sanchez with a ground ball, but ended up giving up third base to Cruz. Then, he hit a sacrifice fly to center field to Hampson and contributed one run.

Senga held the 5th inning scoreless. A home run was allowed in the 6th inning. On the fifth pitch thrown to leadoff hitter Josh Bell, a 93.6 mph fastball hit the middle of the strike zone and hit a home run that went over the left fence. However, he did not give up any more runs, and Sen Gada succeeded in holding the pitcher to just 2 runs through 6 innings.

While Senga continued to pitch well, the batting line also added strength. Mark Vientos’ solo shot came out in the second inning, and in the third inning, the opponent made an error, scoring two points. In the 6th inning, Vientos’ left-handed solo shot widened the gap.

Even after Senga went down, the Mets batting lineup was on fire. In the 7th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base, Pete Alonso’s 1-run single and Lindor’s grounder to shortstop added 1 point, widening the gap. Brett Barty’s solo shot in the 8th inning and Brandon Nimmo’s solo shot to right-centered ball in the 9th inning put a dent in the game.

Senga, who made his major league debut this year, is performing beyond expectations. He made a soft landing in the big leagues with virtually no adjustment period. MLB.com, the official Major League website, also praised Senga’s performance, saying, “Senga should be considered a Cy Young Award candidate in the National League. He is one of the best pitchers in the league.”

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