Appeared in 29 games, pitched 166⅓ innings, won 12, lost 7, had an ERA of 2.98, and struck out 202.
These are the results that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Kodai Senga (30) achieved in his major league debut season. He started as a starter in the game against the Miami Marlins held at Citi Field in New York on the 28th (Korean time) and allowed 2 runs in 5 innings. In the final game of the season he retired without a win or loss. With the score tied 2-2, the mound was passed, and the team gave up 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and lost 2-4. The New York Mets have 4 games left in the regular season.
Successfully completed his first year in the Major League.
Following the pioneers who opened the Major League, Hideo Nomo, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Yu Darvish, and Kenta Maeda, he became the fifth Japanese player to fill the number of innings in his debut season. He also added 8 strikeouts in the game on the 28th, becoming the fourth Japanese pitcher to record 200 strikeouts in his debut season. The ‘ghost forkball’, which suddenly sinks in front of the batter, was also used in the major leagues.레모나토토
In an interview with an American media outlet, Senga said, “I wanted to surpass 200 strikeouts, and I’m glad I achieved it. I’m glad I finished the season without any injuries.”
Senga, who joined the Softbank Hawks as a developing player, recorded 200 strikeouts only once in 11 years until last year. He pitched 180⅓ innings in 2019, putting up 227 runs. His last season included 156 runs in 144 innings.
Last winter, he signed a five-year contract worth $75 million, with an average annual salary of $15 million. There were voices concerned about his injury history. There was also talk of an overpayment. He erased any doubts with his skills. Rather, it is evaluated as having the best cost-effectiveness.
He is the only New York Mets starting pitcher to play full time this season. He was the only player to post double-digit wins. He ranked second in the National League in earned run average. .
He said, “I hope to strengthen my strength next year so I don’t have to play the ace role.”
Softbank ace Senga was also an ace for the New York Mets.